Everything from April 19’s Indie World Showcase


Indie World Showcase

By: Jason Siu


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Nintendo Indie World Showcase April 19

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Nintendo’s Indie World Showcase from April 19 was packed full of announcements, trailers, and reveals, but the one thing you will probably hear most about on the internet is an appearance by Dunkey from Bigmode, who is publishing ANIMAL WELL. If you missed out on today’s event, you’ll find a recap of everything announced below, along with individual trailers for each game or DLC.

Mineko’s Night Market

From Meowza Games and Humble Games, Mineko’s Night Market is a narrative adventure-sim where players will do various jobs, befriend townsfolk, and craft all types of objects for the weekly Night Market. There’s plenty to explore too, as the island features many secrets to uncover and puzzles to solve. Mineko’s Night Market launches on Nintendo Switch September 26.

My Time at Sandrock

My Time at Sandrock comes from Pathea Games and PM Studios, and is a sequel to My Time at Portia. In My Time at Sandrock, players will restore a post-apocalyptic desert community by gathering resources to assemble machines and transform a derelict workshop into a finely tuned facility. Look for My Time at Sandrock to launch this summer.


This roguelite restaurant management-sim game from It’s happening and Yogscast Games will have players managing both the kitchen and front of house to keep customers happy. At the end of each randomly generated shift, players will acquire new high-tech appliances to upgrade their kitchen so the next restaurant venture can be even more successful. PlateUp! is an interesting combination of Hades and Overcooked and it does feature multiplayer. Look for it this October.

Quilts and Cats of Calico

An adaptation of the tabletop game Calico, Quilts and Cats of Calico comes from Monster Couch and has players making the purr-fect quilt from patterned pieces of fabric. Each cat has a preferred pattern and the game will support local and online multiplayer. You can even join ranked matches against online players or compete in weekly challenges. The game launches this fall.

Rift of the NecroDancer

This spinoff of Crypt of the NecroDancer will surely appeal to rhythm-game lovers. It features a new musical twist to lane-based combat, packed with monsters and boss battles. Players will get to go through five different character storylines, each with their own special minigame. Rift of the NecroDancer is set to launch sometime this year.

A Little to the Left: Cupboards & Drawers DLC

Those who enjoyed A Little to the Left and want more, the game is getting the paid Cupboards & Drawers DLC, which adds 25 new puzzles as players explore a world of small spaces, secret compartments, and surprising bits and bobs stuffed into every drawer. The DLC launches this June.

Shovel Knight Pocket Dungeon Puzzler’s Pack DLC

The free Puzzler’s Pack DLC for the Shovel Knight Pocket Dungeon game will launch this spring, adding two newly playable characters to the roguelite puzzle action game. Players can take on Quandary Challenges as they make their way through the halls of Castle Quandary, visit Mr. Hat to modify runs with over 20 in-game hats, or pick up new relics in Chester’s Shop.

Cult of the Lamb: Relics of the Old Faith Update

This free update to the Cult of the Lamb game lands April 24 on Nintendo Switch and adds dozens of new items, relics, and enemies across remixed dungeons. There are also new versions of the four guardian bishops. Once you beat the game, you can keep it going with new Permadeath, Gauntlet, and Boss Rush modes.


From Shared Memory and published by Bigmode, ANIMAL WELL is set to launch on Nintendo Switch this winter. Set in an atmospheric pixelated world, players will search for treasures as they gradually uncover a dense environment.

Crime O’Clock

Puzzle-exploration game, Crime O’Clock, comes from Bad Seed and Just For Games and will launch on June 30. With over 40 cases to solve across time and space, players will experience various eras from the Lost Age to a cybernetic future. Travel through time to unravel the mystery behind each case.

Teslagrad 2

From Rain Games and Modus Games, Teslagrad 2 and Teslagrad Remastered have been announced. In Teslagrad 2, players will harness electromagnetic powers to solve physics-based puzzles while moving seamlessly through Scandinavian-inspired environments. The remastered version of the first Teslagrad game features enhanced visuals and 10 extra challenge levels. The Teslagrad Power Pack Edition features both games and is available later today — you can also purchase them separately.

Teslagrad Remastered

Shadows Over Loathing

Set in the 1920s within the West of Loathing universe comes Shadows Over Loathing from Asymmetric Games LLC. It’s a slapstick RPG full of silliness and stick figures, much like West of Loathing. The digital version of Shadows Over Loathing launches on Switch later today, while pre-orders for the physical edition will be available soon, but won’t ship until fall.

Blasphemous 2

Return to follow The Penitent One again in the sequel to Blasphemous. In Blasphemous 2, players will explore a dark world that’s faithful to the original game, filled with skill-based combat and tricky platforming elements. With progression systems, custom builds, and an expanded player move set, Blasphemous 2 will deliver a fun hack-n’-slash experience when it arrives this summer.

OXENFREE II: Lost Signals

Taking place five years after OXENFREE, OXENFREE II: Lost Signals has Riley returning to her hometown of Camena to research strange electromagnetic waves. In this sequel, players will communicate with supernatural beings and manipulate the world by using the radio. There’s a new walkie-talkie conversation system to connect with local contacts. Set to launch July 12, players’ choices will have an impact on Riley’s development, relationships, and the story in OXENFREE II.

Paper Trail

From Newfangled Games, Paper Trail is an adventure game where players fold, twist, and rotate the world to solve puzzles and overcome obstacles. Look for it to launch this August.

Little Kitty, Big City

It looks like Stray’s popularity might be inspiring some indie developers. Little Kitty, Big City comes from Double Dagger Studio and turns a peaceful catnap into a whimsical adventure full of sandbox exploration and customizable kitties. Look for this title to launch next year.

Chants of Sennaar

Set to launch September 5 is Chants of Sennaar, which appears to be a puzzle game. It comes from Runedisk and Focus Entertainment and it features a labyrinth where ancient languages are both the lock and the key.


If you enjoyed Vampire Survivors, you will more than likely enjoy Brotato. It comes from Blobfish and Seaven Studio and it’s a top-down arena shooter roguelite where players take on the role of a potato wielding up to six weapons at a time to fight off aliens. It’s been available on PC and is heading to Switch sometime this year.

Escape Academy: The Complete Edition

We played through Escape Academy when it was first released and found it to be entertaining, albeit buggy. But if you have a co-op partner and enjoy games like It Takes Two, Escape Academy is worth a playthrough. The Complete Edition will launch this fall on Switch.

Five Nights at Freddy’s: Security Breach

The latest installment of the family-friendly horror games series from Steel Wool Studios and ScottGames is Five Nights at Freddy’s: Security Breach. In it, players take on the role of Gregory, a young boy trapped overnight in Freddy Fazbear’s Mega Pizzaplex. The game is available later today.

Bomb Rush Cyberfunk

Finally, we have Bomb Rush Cyberfunk from Team Reptile. In this game, players can dance, paint, pull off tricks, and face off with the cops to reach new heights of graffiti. Look for Bomb Rush Cyberfunk to launch August 18 on Switch.

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With over 20 years of online publishing experience, Jason Siu is currently the Content Director at VerticalScope and used to spend most of his time writing about cars. His work can be seen on websites such as AutoGuide, EV Pulse, FlatSixes, Tire Authority, and more. As the former co-founder of Tunerzine.com and West Coast Editor of Modified Magazine, he has also authored two books for CarTech Books. In his spare time, he founded FullCleared to indulge in his passion for writing about games. Although Jason is a variety gamer, he generally prefers RPGs.

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