Nintendo's latest Indie World Showcase for December 2021 has come and gone, with the broadcast featuring a clutch of indie games old and new confirmed to be coming to a Nintendo Switch near you.

In this handy recap guide we've collected ever single game from the December 2021 'Nindie' presentation for your delight and amusement, including a trailer and official description, plus a link to our coverage, and the entire showcase archived at the bottom of the page.

There's also a poll at the end — feel free to let us know the games that caught your eye the most. You can also find a few games that were exclusive to the Japanese version of the showcase in our alternative Japanese Indie World Showcase round up:


Every game announced in the Nintendo Indie World Showcase December 2021

Here's the full list of 19 games in the order they featured in the showcase.

Sea of Stars

  • Developer: Sabotage Studio
  • Release Date: Holiday 2022

This prequel to The Messenger tells the story of two Children of the Solstice – a Lunar Monk and a Solar Blade Dancer. Fans of classic RPGs with modernized elements will want to check out this game’s moving story filled with twists and turns, its fluid and engaging turn-based combat and its freely traversable world. Plus, it features music by the renowned Yasunori Mitsuda, who composed music for Chrono Trigger, Chrono Cross and Xenoblade Chronicles 2!

Chrono Trigger-Inspired RPG 'Sea Of Stars' Sets Sail On Switch Holiday 2022

Aliisha: The Oblivion Of Twin Goddesses

  • Developer: UNDERSCORE
  • Release Date: Spring 2022

In this puzzle game, cooperation is key to safely navigating a deserted temple. Whether you undertake a solo outing or you explore the game as a two-player co-op journey with a friend, you’ll need twin sisters Aisha and Lisha to work together by exchanging clues and operating devices that can help you go deeper inside the temple. But be careful – the temple is filled with all sorts of menacing monsters and treacherous traps, some of which can trigger different endings. The heartfelt music, coupled with the emotional story, will complement your journey toward uncovering the secrets residing within.

Switch-Exclusive Co-op Adventure 'Aliisha: The Oblivion Of Twin Goddesses' Launches In Spring 2022

Loco Motive

  • Developer: Robust Games
  • Release Date: Summer 2022

Climb aboard the Reuss Express and investigate the suspicious death of Lady Unterwald in this single-player point-and-click comedy adventure. You’ll play as a straitlaced lawyer, an amateur detective and an undercover agent at different points in the story. Along the way, you’ll meet a fully voiced cast of quirky characters and solve head-scratching puzzles to prove your innocence. Figure out whodunnit ... and what loco motive inspired them to murder in the first place.

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Afterlove EP

  • Developer: Pikselnesia
  • Release Date: Summer 2022

From the creative director of What Comes After and Coffee Talk comes a stirring narrative about love, loss and lyricism. Set in Jakarta, Indonesia, Afterlove EP focuses on young musician Rama, who struggles to compose music after his girlfriend Cinta passes away. A mix tape of visual novel, rhythm game and narrative adventure, Afterlove EP challenges you to complete an EP of music to fulfill a promise made to Cinta. There are multiple endings based on the choices you make, as well as an original soundtrack from Indonesian band L’alphalpha and striking art direction from Soyatu.

Afterlove EP Is A 'Mix-Tape Visual Novel' That's Coming To Switch Next Summer

Dungeon Munchies

  • Developer: maJAJa
  • Release Date: 15th December 2021

If you’ve got the munchies, then this 2D side-scrolling action platformer should definitely satisfy your craving. With the help of the undead Necro-Chef Simmer, you’ll hunt down monsters, then cook and eat them! There are around 100 dishes that provide various abilities. Mix and match to get the right meal for your playstyle.

Dungeon Munchies Has You Cook Enemies For Weapons, And Is Out Today

Figment 2: Creed Valley

  • Developer: Bedtime Digital Games
  • Release Date: February 2022

Make your way through a rhythmic world set in the human mind in this musical puzzle-adventure game. Nightmares are spreading chaos everywhere in this sequel to the award-winning game Figment; it’s up to you to put an end to their fearsome schemes. Play solo or locally* with a friend as you wield your trusty sword in engaging combat, manipulate environments to solve compelling puzzles and have symphonic showdowns against some musically menacing bosses.

Figment 2: Creed Valley Will Delve Back Into Our Musical Minds Soon, Demo Out Now

Let's Play! Oink Games

  • Developer: Bedtime Digital Games
  • Release Date: 15th December 2021

A collection of board games from developer Oink Games is coming to Nintendo Switch. Go on thrilling and risky treasure hunts in Deep Sea Adventure. Become the biggest investor in Startups. Catch the “sketchy” rogue and don’t get caught in A Fake Artist Goes to New York. Recover supplies with your fellow astronauts to survive in Moon Adventure. The games are designed to be easy to understand while capturing the feel of their original tabletop versions. You can play all the games locally and online with friends near and far!

Let's Play! Oink Games Brings Four Beloved Tabletop Games To Switch Today

Endling - Extinction Is Forever

  • Developer: Herobeat Studios
  • Release Date: Spring 2022

As the last mother fox, you’ll need to keep your three cubs alive and lead them to safety in a world ravaged by humanity. In this game blending stealth, survival and adventure, you’ll make your way through devastated environments to reach the one place on Earth where humans can’t hurt you. In the end, how many of your cubs survive the perilous journey is up to you

Endling - Extinction Is Forever Will Start Its Quest For Survival In Spring 2022

OlliOlli World

  • Developer: Roll7
  • Release Date: 8th February 2022

Flip and flow through the vivid and vibrant world of Radlandia, meeting colorful characters as you grind, trick and air your way to discover the mystical skate gods on your quest for Gnarvana. Traverse a delightful and weird world as you take on missions, challenges and make new friends along the way.

You Can Pre-Order OlliOlli World Now, Ahead Of Its February 2022 Release

River City Girls 2

  • Developer: WayForward
  • Release Date: Summer 2022

WayForward is back with the sequel to the acclaimed beat-’em-up River City Girls. There’s trouble once again in River City, with higher stakes, meaner streets and even more over-the-top humor. Take control of one of six characters, including returning powerhouses Kyoko and Misako. River City Girls 2 features new moves, enemies, areas and items … not to mention branching paths, as well as a new soundtrack by the first game’s composer Megan McDuffee. Get the fists flying solo, or team up with a friend locally or online.

River City Girls 2 Gets Awesome New Trailer Ahead Of Summer Release


  • Developer: Washbear Studio
  • Release Date: Spring 2022

Parkasaurus is a dinosaur tycoon management simulation where you take care of your dinosaurs by constructing well-designed exhibits, researching specialized technologies, and maximizing profits to expand into the ultimate dinosaur theme park. Do you favor development for guests or your dinosaurs?

Don't Starve Together

  • Developer: Klei Entertainment
  • Release Date: Spring 2022

Fight, farm, build and explore together in the standalone multiplayer expansion to the uncompromising wilderness survival game, Don’t Starve. Enter a strange and unexplored world full of odd creatures, hidden dangers and ancient secrets. Choose from over a dozen playable survivors, each with unique powers to help you unravel the mysteries of “The Constant.” Cooperate with your friends in a private game or find new friends online. From Dec. 15 at 10 a.m. PT to Dec. 21 at 11:59 p.m. PT, Nintendo Switch Online members can download and try out the original Don’t Starve: Nintendo Switch Edition game in the latest Game Trial.

Don't Starve Together Finally Seeks Survival On Switch Next Spring

Chicory: A Colorful Tale

  • Developer: Team Chicory
  • Release Date: 15th Dec 2021

A painting adventure game about trying to be somebody, Chicory: A Colorful Tale takes place in a coloring book world where you can draw on anything. Use your painting powers to explore new places, solve puzzles, help your friends and change the world. Chicory, superstar artist and wielder of the Brush, is missing, and all the color in the land vanished with her. It’s up to you, Chicory’s number one fan, to pick up the Brush and fill in for her. It’s a big job, but you’re ready for it … probably!

Indie Darling Chicory: A Colorful Tale Is On The Switch, Right Now

Baby Storm

  • Developer: Baby Corp.
  • Release Date: 21st January 2021

Baby Storm is a cooperative party game. Watch over unpredictable kids as they unleash chaos in your kindergarten! Maintain order, run, clean and feed your way to the highest score, in solo or up to 4 players!

Become The Best Babysitter In The Universe In The Superbly-Named 'Baby Storm'


  • Developer: Akupara Games
  • Release Date: Summer 2022

If you've been wondering what your favorite streamers have to say about GRIME, wonder no longer! Crush your foes with living weapons and consume their essence with your sentient black hole! GRIME is a fast and unforgiving soulslike metroidvania coming soon to Nintendo Switch.

Gerda: A Flame In Winter

  • Developer: PortaPlay
  • Release Date: 2022

When the snow stops falling, the small Danish village of Tinglev will no longer be the same. Walk the path of Gerda as her quiet life is turned upside down during the World War 2 occupation of her home. Choose where to go, how to act, and who to trust in this intimate narrative RPG-lite experience inspired by real life events.


  • Developer: Urnique Studios
  • Release Date: 15th December 2021

Every second matters in Timelie, a stealth puzzle adventure that lets you control time like a media player. Perceive future events to plan your escape strategy from the past, sneak past enemies and manipulate time in this companionship journey featuring a mysterious cat and a little girl with precognitive powers. Control both the girl and the cat simultaneously, timing their movements and actions to complement each other, escape detection, distract enemies and ultimately escape the world they’re trapped in.

Behind The Frame: The Finest Scenery

  • Developer: Silver Lining Studios
  • Release Date: Spring 2022

Guide brush strokes and solve a variety of puzzles to help an aspiring artist complete her masterpiece amid her brusque neighbor’s gaze and his pesky cat. As her painting starts to take shape, uncover an emotional tale of chance and artistry revealed behind unrelated yet familiar moments.

Behind The Frame: The Finest Scenery Brings Its Ghibli-esque Animated Story To Switch In 2022


  • Developer: OMOCAT, LLC
  • Release Date: Spring 2022

Travel back and forth between two strange and vibrant worlds, each one brimming with colorful friends and foes, to uncover a forgotten past. You’ll experience an unconventional story and turn-based battle system, supplemented by warm illustrations from renowned artist OMOCAT, who also produced, wrote, directed and coded much of the game.

Nintendo Indie World Showcase December 2021 Presentation

That's all folks! Let us know which games took your fancy in the poll below and in the comments:

Which games from the December 2021 Nintendo Indie World Showcase caught your eye?

(You can select up to 3 answers)