Indie World: Nintendo’s project to promote indie games in Japan

Last week, Nintendo launched Indie World in Japan: it’s a project aimed at promoting downloadable games, and more specifically those from independent developers. There’s a News channel on Nintendo Switch, a special portal on the official Nintendo website (complete with an official Twitter account), but also Nintendo Direct-like presentations.

In fact, the first Indie World presentation is already available:

NB: since this is a Japan-only project, the presentations are only available in Japanese.

Here’s the games showcased in the video:

  • Celeste (Matt Makes Games), already available worldwide
  • Overcooked: Special Edition (Team17), already available worldwide
  • The Flame in the Flood: Complete Edition (Teyon Japan), already available worldwide
  • Death Squared (Circle Ent.), already available worldwide
  • Aegis Defenders (Humble Bundle), already available worldwide
  • Stardew Valley (Chucklefish), already available worldwide
  • Gorogoa (Annapurna Interactive), already available worldwide
  • Guns, Gore, and Cannoli (Flyhigh Works), already available worldwide
  • Guns, Gore, and Cannoli 2 (Flyhigh Works), coming later
  • Lumines Remastered (Enhance), out on June 26th worldwide
  • Mineko’s Night Market (Humble Bundle), out this year worldwide
  • 7 Billion Humans (Tomorrow Corporation), out this Summer worldwide
  • Human Resource Machine (Tomorrow Corporation), already available worldwide
  • Just Shapes and Beats (Berzerk Studio), out this Summer worldwide
  • PixelJunk Monsters 2 (Spike-Chunsoft), out on May 24th in Japan and May 25th in Europe and North America
  • Dead Cells (Motion Twin), out this year worldwide
  • DragonFang Z (Toydea), already available worldwide
  • Enter the Gungeon (Devolver Digital), already available worldwide
  • Crypt of the Necro Dancer (Spike-Chunsoft), already available worldwide
  • The Escapists 2 (Team17), out this Summer in Japan, already available in Europe and North America
  • Nippon Marathon (PQube), out this Fall worlwide
  • Bad North (Raw Fury), out this Summer worldwide
  • Minit (Devolver Digital), out this year worldwide
  • Yooka-Laylee (Team17), out this Summer in Japan
  • Undertale, out this year worldwide

The Upcoming Games page has been updated with all the new release dates!



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