Indie World – August 2021

A new Indie World just went by, and we learned of a wide selection of new titles and ports coming to Nintendo Switch, bringing exciting adventures for owners of the console. If you missed the Direct, don’t fret! We have a recap of every game shown at this event right here. Presented in the order they were shown:

Bomb Rush Cyberfunk – Announcement Trailer – Nintendo Switch

Releasing as a console exclusive next year, Team Reptile brings a futuristic world full of charm, skateboards, and graffiti, as you run from the prying eyes of the law in a game inspired by Sega’s Jet Set Radio. Do tricks and go around town, make graffiti and make new friends as you venture into this fantastic game!

TOEM – Announcement Trailer – Nintendo Switch

Become a photographer, find unique characters, and immerse yourself in the hand-drawn world of Toem. Originally released for PC earlier this year, developers “Something We Made” brings their charming adventure to Nintendo Switch this fall.

Loop Hero – Announcement Trailer – Nintendo Switch

Control the world and help the heroes defeat the Lich, in this infinite RPG made by Four Quarters and published by Devolver Digital. Use cards to shape the world around you and save everyone from a never-ending time loop this fall.

FAR: Changing Tides – Announcement Trailer – Nintendo Switch

After floods submerged the world you used to know, it is now your task to explore the ruins and find a new home aboard an unusual ship. This game made by Okomotive is part of their “Far” series, although it’s not necessary to have played the previous installment to enjoy this calming game. Dive into Far: Changing tides next year.

Necrobarista: Final Pour – Nintendo Switch Trailer

Sometimes coffee is what you need to wake up in the morning, but for the dead, this might be their final drink. Enjoy this expanded version of Route 59’s game as you grant the dead one last night in the world of the living, and even create your own scenarios with the new creator mode added to this game today!

Garden Story – Announcement Trailer – Nintendo Switch

Fight off the rot, collect resources and nurture a community in Garden Story, a charming game by Picogram where you explore a living world as the youngest grape in town and the newly-appointed Guardian of the Grove. Releasing today as a timed console exclusive.

Boyfriend Dungeon – Launch Trailer – Nintendo Switch

Kitfox games brings to the Switch their dungeon crawler/dating sim hybrid where you must date a partner and use them as weapons to slay countless monsters. Not saying they’re a gold digger… Level your partners and clear out dungeons as your new summer job today!

Axiom Verge 2 – Launch Trailer – Nintendo Switch

If you were a fan of the first game, you’ll love the prequel that takes you through more than one world. Obtain the technology you used back in the first game and give up your humanity to uncover the secrets of this story. Platform and glitch yourself into this adventure today!

Shovel Knight Pocket Dungeon – Release Date Trailer – Nintendo Switch

Shovel Knight continues to dig through the world’s many genres with its newest addition to the series, Shovel Knight Pocket Dungeon. Releasing this holiday, this game will have the player exploring dungeons and completing puzzles as the titular Shovel Knight, and fighting against new and old bosses from the series! Don’t miss out on this adventure on the Nintendo Switch and PS4.

ISLANDERS Launch Trailer – Minimalist City Builder

Improve and develop an endless number of islands and make your dream city again and again In Islanders. In this game by Grizzly Games, you are tasked with developing randomly generating islands until you are unable to, and then, move on to the next one. Every time you use a building card you obtain new ones so that you may continue to build your city to your liking. Releasing today as a timed exclusive.

Metal Slug Tactics – Announcement Trailer – Nintendo Switch

Leikir Studios brings us another entry into the Metal Slug series, this time with a more tactical approach, as the name implies. Battle armies of enemies, tanks, and many more, with familiar characters in this turn-based strategy game exclusively for Nintendo Switch and PC. Releasing in 2022.

Tetris Effect: Connected – Gameplay Preview – Nintendo Switch

Experience the classic gameplay of Tetris with a colorful and gorgeous twist to it, now on Nintendo Switch! Tetris Effect reinvents the well-known formula of Tetris by making a visual marvel out of it and giving it plenty of great features to go along with the game, and even brings in cross-platform support. Tetris Effect releases on October 8th of this year and you don’t want to miss out on it.

ASTRONEER – Nintendo Switch Announcement Trailer

Released for the first time in 2016, System Era Softworks gave us a great multiplayer open-world experience that holds up to this day, which is why it’s so exciting to see it brought into the portable ecosystem of the Nintendo Switch in January of 2022! Venture into space solo or with your friend for a truly breathtaking adventure that you will not soon forget.

Hundred Days – Winemaking Simulator – Launch Trailer

Start from the bottom by choosing which vines to plant and grow your wine business to become the best around in this charming simulator by Broken Arms Games. Hundred Days releases on Nintendo Switch this winter.

Slime Rancher: Plortable Edition Official Announcement Trailer

Capture adorable blobs, collect their plorts, and profit as you help Beatrix LeBeau uncover the secrets of this planet and the explorers whose notes are found all over the colorful landscapes and locales. This critically-acclaimed game by the studio Monomi Park is now coming to Nintendo Switch today!

LumbearJack Announcement Trailer

What’s better than an axe-wielding bear? An axe-wielding bear trying to save the environment, that’s what! In Lumbearjack you reduce, reuse, and recycle to save your animal friends and take down an evil corporation that’s ruining nature and putting your animal friends in danger. The game made by Final Boss Games will be released in 2022.

Curious Expedition 2 Launch Trailer

Venture into a world of wonders and danger as you explore never-before-seen locales in the 19th century and gain fame and fortune or die in the process (and try again and again). In this strategy roguelike, you’ll find yourself with an endless amount of fun as you defeat monsters and obtain hidden treasures, and you can play it today. 

Gang Beasts Trailer

Released for PC in 2014, this cult classic slapstick fighting game is now being brought over to the Switch and making it more accessible than ever. Fight your friends in this silly beat ‘em up party game, whether if it’s for the first time or just reliving the fun on a new platform this fall.

Eastward – Launch Trailer – Nintendo SwitchTrailer

The last game shown in the Direct was Eastward, developed by Pixpil and published by Chucklefish. In it, you explore a world about to collapse and venture into towns, meet new people and creatures, and fight for survival as the world declines around you. This beautiful and emotional story releases on September 16th of this year, so don’t miss out on it!


ProgramFounding Writers
AuthorDiego Gonzalez Sanchez
GameIndie World 2021

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