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Indie news (March 30th): Dex (Wii U development halted) / Graceful Explosion Machine

Today’s Indie news: Wii U development halted for Dex, but also…

  • Graceful Explosion Machine
  • Shovel Knight: Specter of Torment
  • Snake Pass
  • Pic-a-Pix Colour


Dex is a Cyberpunk 2D RPG coming to the Wii U. It’s already available on other platforms, but the Wii U version is still to be released. Unfortunately, it doesn’t look like it will be any time soon, if the latest Kickstarter update for the game is to be believed.

Indeed, the developers explain they have had to halt development, in order to re-assign developers to “more urgent” tasks:

The development of WiiU version has stopped for a while because we had to re-assign our human resources to more urgent tasks. But it’s only temporary and works on WiiU will continue on beginning of May. We’re still aiming to release it this year.

Source: Dreadlocks (Kickstarter)

Graceful Explosion Machine

Earlier this week, we learned that Graceful Explosion Machine would be released on April 6th in Europe. And it turns out that the game will also be released on the same day in North America, where it will cost $12.99 (according to a listing on the Nintendo eShop).

The Upcoming Releases page has been updated!

Shovel Knight: Specter of Torment

Yesterday, Yacht Club Games announced that the soundtrack for the latest Shovel Knight expansion, Specter of Torment, would be available sometime in Early April on Jake Kaufman’s Bandcamp page.

Source: Yacht Club Games

Snake Pass

Here’s the launch trailer for Snake Pass, now available on Nintendo Switch in Europe and North America:

Pic-a-Pix Colour

Today, Pic-a-Pix Colour is releasing in Europe (with North America getting the game at a later date), and features 150 picture puzzles in various sizes (from 5×5 to 20×20 grids). If that’s not enough for you, no problem: the game is getting some DLC packs, adding even more picture puzzles to solve.

There’s two kinds of DLC Packs:

  • regular packs (sold USD $1.99 / GBP £1.99 / EUR €1.99 / CAD $2.99 / AUD $2.99)
  • “Giant” packs (sold USD $2.99 / GBP £2.99 / EUR €2.99 / CAD 3.99 / AUD $3.99, and only available on Wii U): features 30×20 and 35×25 puzzles. One will be available later today, at launch.

Pic-a-Pix Colour can be played in English, French, German and Spanish. It costs USD $ 5.00 / GBP £4.50 / EUR €5.00 / CAD $7.00 / AUD $7.00, and it’s cross-buy: use the same Nintendo Network ID on your Wii U and your Nintendo 3DS, and you will only have to buy the game once!

Source: Lightwood Games PR


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