Latest Indie Games Coming To Switch

We were away from our computers this weekend (I know, right?) and so we’re playing catch up with all of the game announcements and trailers from Kinda Funny Games Showcase as well as other recent titles. Check out some of the software on their way to the Switch!

 

Jenny LeClue Detectivú

OFFICIAL PR:

Jenny LeClue – Detectivu is a small town sci-fi murder mystery. It’s also a game about detectiving, friends, and choosiness.

You play as Jenny LeClue, an aspiring young detective and obsessive pursuer of the truth. But nothing exciting ever happens in her small town, and she longs for a real adventure. Jenny gets more than she bargains for when her mother is accused of murder. And she begins an unexpected journey to uncover the truth. She soon discovers nothing in Arthurton is what it seems. Jenny must use her skills of deduction and face her demons to find the real killer and unravel Arthurton’s darker mysteries.

 

A Fold Apart

OFFICIAL PR:

A Fold Apart is an award-winning 3D puzzle game from Lightning Rod Games, that explores the emotional struggles of a long-distance relationship through a unique new mechanic — folding paper!

After career choices force them down separate paths, Alex and Sam vow to make their relationship work despite the challenges of living apart. Though they frequently communicate through text messages, misunderstandings are inevitable and cause the characters to erect emotional barriers that physically bar their path. By folding the pieces of paper these characters inhabit, players are able to help the couple safely navigate around their relationship hurdles and find a way forward.

With over fifty unique paper folding puzzles exploring the emotional journey of a long-distance couple, A Fold Apart is sure to touch the hearts and minds of puzzle gamers everywhere.

 

Bury Me, My Love

OFFICIAL PR:

Bury me, my Love is a Text Messaging Adventure game about Nour, a Syrian migrant trying to find her way to Europe. Her husband Majd, who remains behind in Syria, communicates with Nour through a messaging app, advising her as best he can so that she reaches her destination safely.

“Bury me, my love” is a Syrian goodbye phrase that roughly means, “Take care, don’t even think about dying before I do.” This phrase takes on a deeper meaning as Majd says it to his wife, Nour, as she undertakes her perilous journey to reach Europe.

A co-production from ARTE, the European cultural network, with The Pixel Hunt and Figs.

A game in an instant messaging app

As Majd, you can communicate with Nour and follow her journey, just as if you were chatting with her via WhatsApp. You will text each other and exchange emojis, pics and selfies, relevant links…

Multiple narrative routes to discover

By reading instant messages and choosing response options, players help Nour overcome the hardships she will encounter.
Your choices in Bury me, my Love truly impact on the story, with Nour able to visit 50 different locations and reach 19 potential different endings with widely divergent outcomes.

Based on real-life events

Bury me, my Love is a “reality-inspired game”, a documented fiction that draws inspiration directly from real-world events. The original idea stems from an article written by Le Monde journalist, Lucie Soullier, telling the story of Dana, a young Syrian woman who fled her country and is now living in Germany.

This experience may affect the sensitivity of younger people.

 

YIIK

 

The Messenger: Picnic Panic DLC

OFFICIAL PR:

Sabotage Studio announced today during the Kinda Funny Games Showcase that The Messenger, crowned Best Indie Debut game at The Game Awards 2018, will get a new content drop in 2019 that promises to make some waves.

If you were in need of a little bit of vitamin-sea, the update promises to deliver on a fin-tastic new standalone storyline and a handful of buoyant new levels that will make you as happy as a clam. The DLC will come out for free on both PC and Switch, stay tuna for updates.

 

At Sundown

OFFICIAL PR:

At Sundown is a hide-and-seek shooter where the maps are covered in darkness and light is your enemy, as four players compete in a deathmatch to be the best! Strategic gameplay is vital in the shadows of this dark world in which you only become visible when you shoot, dash or slash. See or be seen, kill or be killed. How long will you survive At Sundown?

Key Features

–Unique Stealth-Driven Arena Combat – Unique stealth driven arena combat with dynamic twists and turns where the maps are covered in darkness and light is your enemy.
–Online and Local Multiplayer – Compete with up to four friends in online deathmatch or at home in local deathmatch to see who will dominate!
–Offline Bots and Single-Player Challenge Mode– Play against AI opponents or take on special challenges to prepare for the live showdown.
–Six Unique Zones with Multiple Maps – Dominate your opponents across multiple maps, each with different light mechanics. Unlock new zones as you level up!

 

Desert Child

 

The Walking Dead: The Final Season Episode 3

 

Ape Out

OFFICIAL PR:

Developed by Gabe Cuzzillo with sound by Matt Boch and art by Bennett Foddy, Ape Out is a wildly intense and colorfully stylized smash ‘em up about primal escape, rhythmic violence, and frenetic jazz. Build up nearly unstoppable momentum and use your captors as both weapons and shields to crush everyone on your procedurally generated path to freedom.

 

Away

 

Mana Spark

OFFICIAL PR:

Mana Spark is a challenging action RPG with deep souls-like combat and rogue-like elements.

Explore a dreadful dungeon and fight smart enemies that will plan and collaborate between themselves to defeat you.

COMPLETELY SKILL-BASED COMBAT: Each enemy has its own set of skills, behaviors and collaborations. Learn their patterns and discover their weakness before they lay their hands on you.

EXCITING PROGRESSION: Be responsible for rebuilding and maintaining your guild’s village. Meet new characters, choose your traps, your weapons and keep track of your discoveries and unlocked content.

HANDCRAFTED & PROCEDURAL GENERATION: Designed to make each new run a completely new experience. Each room is handcrafted to get the most out of the combat, but you’ll never explore the same dungeon twice.

 

Diggerman

 

Donut Country

OFFICIAL PR:

Donut County is a story-based physics puzzle game where you play as an ever-growing hole in the ground. Meet cute characters, steal their trash, and throw them in a hole.

Where Trash is Treasure

Raccoons have taken over Donut County with remote-controlled trash-stealing holes. You play as BK, a hole-driving raccoon who swallows up his friends and their homes to earn idiotic prizes.

When BK falls into one of his own holes, he’s confronted by his best friend Mira and the residents of Donut County, who are all stuck 999 feet underground… and they demand answers!

The Hole Keeps Growing

• EXPLORE every character’s home, each with their own unique environment.
• MOVE the hole to swallow up their stuff, growing bigger each time.
• COMBINE objects inside for crazy effects: cook soup, breed bunnies, launch fireworks, and more.
• CATAPULT things back out of the hole. You can use it to solve puzzles…or just destroy stuff.
• DEVOUR everything. The hole won’t stop until the whole county is all gone.

 

Human: Fall Flat DARK

 

Super Meat Boy Forever

 

Devil Engine

 

Turbolance

 

Wreckout

 

Double Cross

Coming January 2019!

 

Fight Knight

 

ToeJam & Earl

 

When Ski Lifts Go Wrong

 

Mages of Mystralia

Coming January 29, 2019!

OFFICIAL PR:

To your spellbook! Design your very own spells to fight enemies, explore, and right past wrongs in the kingdom of Mystralia.

In the kingdom of Mystralia, it takes more brains than brawn to succeed. You will face down giant, powerful creatures and navigate treacherous terrain. You will encounter puzzles that confound even the wisest of the old sages. And you must overcome obstacles put in place by people who do not want you to succeed.

Your path will not be easy. In Mages of Mystralia, you play as Zia, a young girl who discovers that she has been born with an innate sense of magic. Unfortunately, magic has been banned, so she strikes off to train on her own to gain some control over her powers. On her journey, she meets other exiled mages and, discovers runes with magical properties and realizes that she can combine these runes in millions of different ways to come up with completely new spells.

The story was written by bestselling author Ed Greenwood, creator of the Forgotten Realms fantasy world for Dungeons and Dragons, which served as the basis for games like Baldur’s Gate and Neverwinter Nights, as well as about 170 fantasy books.

Key Features:

– Design spells to fight enemies, solve environmental puzzles and battle epic bosses

– Powerful yet simple spell crafting system

– Classic action-adventure with over a dozen of distinct regions to explore

– Original orchestral score conducted by Shota Nakama and performed by the Video Game Orchestra at SoundtRec Boston of Final Fantasy XV and Kingdom Hearts fame

 

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