What we’re playing: ‘Dead Cells’

You know the drill: Last year’s PC indie sleeper gets new life with a Switch release. Motion Twin’s Dead Cells is one of these. It’s been out for a year on Steam Early Access, but properly arrived last week on all platforms, including Nintendo’s hybrid console. The game is a good fit for the system: It’s a side-scrolling hack-and-slash rogue-lite …

‘Semblance’ makes history on the Nintendo Switch on July 24th

Semblance, the squashy platformer from independent studio Nyamakop, will hit the Nintendo Switch, PC and Mac on July 24th, 2018 — a date that will go down in video game history. Semblance is the first South African-developed game to ever make its way to a Nintendo platform, and it comes from a small studio run by designer Ben Myres and …

‘Semblance’ is proof of Nintendo’s new indie hustle

I found Semblance on the second floor of the Fuego Lounge, squeezed into a booth beside a dance floor and a small stage. It was early afternoon, and waitstaff were restocking the long, rectangular bar in the center of the room as game developers, press and PR handlers flitted from station to station. A cloth tent on the balcony offered …

‘Tunic’ is more than just a ‘Zelda’ clone with a cute fox

Tunic looks like a game that’s taken a lot of inspiration from SNES era Zelda titles — and when Xbox’s E3 2018 showcase is an awful lot of games with guns, zombies or unexplained apocalyptic surroundings, it was a welcome panacea. Meet the tiny fox embarking on an adorable, mysterious adventure. Author:  Source: Engadget

‘Hyper Light Drifter’ is another indie game coming to Switch

Nintendo wasn’t done with the indie game announcements after its #Nindies live stream earlier today. At an event and on social media it revealed three more ports coming to the Switch soon: Hyper Light Drifter, Nidhogg 2 and Crashlands. All three are GameMaker Studio titles, so it’s not surprising they’re coming to Nintendo’s convertible console now that the development tool …

Nintendo Switch’s 2018 indie roster is looking strong

A year ago, Nintendo followed the launch of the Switch with a bold proclamation: The console would get a new indie game every week. This signaled a new era and approach to welcome third-party games, which previous Nintendo systems had failed to court well. Today, it seems like indie titles are lining up to jump on the Switch — and …

‘Travis Strikes Again’ puts 15 indie titles in one Suda51 game

Nintendo went all out this week showcasing a slew of high-profile games heading to the Switch, 3DS and 2DS — titles like Doom, Wolfenstein II and Pokemon Gold. But, just last month, Nintendo was all about indie love. That’s when the company and renowned ultra-violent game director Goichi “Suda51” Suda revealed Travis Strikes Again, the third title in the No …