What you need to know
- A new Indie World showcase premieres tomorrow at 9 am PST/12 pm EST.
- The showcase will be about 20 mins long.
- Indie World showcases debut new indie games coming to the Nintendo Switch, and some of them release right after the presentation.
A new Indie World showcase arrives on April 14, at 9 am PST/12 pm EST.
For those unfamiliar, the Indie World showcase is like a Nintendo Switch Direct that focuses exclusively on new upcoming indie games launching on the Nintendo Switch. The broadcast will last roughly 20 minutes. You can watch it live as it happens at Nintendo.com.
A new #IndieWorld Showcase arrives on Wednesday, April 14 at 9 a.m. PT! Tune in for a livestream featuring roughly 20 minutes focused on fresh and new indie games coming to #NintendoSwitch.
Watch it live here: https://t.co/FIStSylRFM pic.twitter.com/VWIW2WtQyWA new #IndieWorld Showcase arrives on Wednesday, April 14 at 9 a.m. PT! Tune in for a livestream featuring roughly 20 minutes focused on fresh and new indie games coming to #NintendoSwitch.
Watch it live here: https://t.co/FIStSylRFM pic.twitter.com/VWIW2WtQyW— Indie World (@IndieWorldNA) April 13, 2021April 13, 2021
Nintendo's last Indie World broadcast was held back in December 2020 and featured some heavy hitters. Among the highlights from that show was the console release of the mega-hit Among Us, as well as sci-fi visual novel Gnosia, tough as nails platformers Spelunky 1 and 2, and the unique puzzler Grindstone.
Nintendo's relationship with indies has grown immensely over the last few years, and the Nintendo Switch has become the home to many excellent indie games and features huge hits like Hades, Hollow Knight, Dead Cells, and Stardew Valley, just to name a few.
Indie games are a great way to experience new types of gameplay genres or bite-sized experiences that may be simple to learn, but difficult to master, and they'll definitely satisfy your gaming appetite in between big game releases.
One example of such a game was Cozy Grove, we recently got the chance to review Cozy Grove, a unique life-sim with a spooky twist that featured hand-drawn graphics, excellent dialogue, and a charming story. In our review, despite some performance and pacing issues, we said that Cozy Grove "is a charming game with lovely graphics and memorable characters."
Gaming on-the-go or at home
Fill your virtual wallet and prepare to buy some new indie games when they arrive on Nintendo Switch.
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Zackery Cuevas is a writer for Windows Central, Android Central, and iMore. He likes playing video games, talking about video games, writing about video games, and most importantly, complaining about video games. If you're cool, you can follow me on Twitter @Zackzackzackery.