Nintendo gets cute with its upcoming indie lineup

Igor Bonifacic
Contributing Writer
Hello Games

If you're looking for something to take your mind off the current state of the world, the latest slate of indie games coming to the Nintendo Switch might just do the trick. As part of its recent Indie World Showcase, the gaming giant detailed more than a dozen forthcoming indie titles. And while we knew about a lot of them before today's presentation, most now have release windows -- with many of them coming to the Nintendo Switch first before any other platforms. We've highlighted some of the more notable ones below.

I Am Dead


The excellently named I Am Dead comes courtesy of the creators of Hohokum and Annapurna Interactive, the publisher of beloved indie gems like Florence, Sayonara Wild Hearts and Kentucky Route Zero. Despite its bright and colorful art style, I Am Dead sees you exploring the afterlife. According to Annapurna, the game is "coming soon" to the Nintendo Switch and PC.

Freakapocalypse

Freakapocalypse is the brainchild of Kris Wilson, the creator of online webcomic Cyanide and Happiness. It started life as a Kickstarter project back in 2017. It will launch first on Nintendo Switch this summer. We didn't see too much gameplay, but it looks like it will be a side-scrolling adventure in the vein of classics like Monkey Island.

The Good Life

The Good Life, the new game from Deadly Premonition and D4: Dark Dreams Don't Die creator Swery, is coming to the Switch later this year. Like his past games, The Good Life delivers on Swery's trademark weirdness and charm. He has described it as "debt-repayment RPG" set in a rustic British countryside town where everyone turns into cats and dogs at night. Oh, and your primary form of transportation is a sheep.

The Last Campfire


The Last Campfire is the latest game from Hello Games, the studio behind No Man's Sky. While it was first announced in 2018, we've heard relatively little about the project since then. But now we know you'll be able to play it this summer. Compared to the expansive world No Man's Sky offered, The Last Campfire looks like it will be a more handcrafted and personal experience.

Exit the Gungeon

Last but not least: if the eShop is working again, you can download Exit the Gungeon today to tide you over while the games above make their way to the console.