Nintendo Indie World Showcase December 15th roundup - Among Us releases on Switch today

As promised, Nintendo ran a presentation today featuring new indie games from third-party studios. You can find a full roundup of all the announcements below.

Spelunky and Spelunky 2 are both coming to the Switch. Spelunky will feature local multiplayer only, while Spelunky 2 will feature local and online multiplayer. Both titles will be released in summer 2021, though no further details or pricing were mentioned.

Fisti-fluffs is a physics-based party brawler about cats. Features interactable environments and customizable cats. Will release first on Nintendo Switch in early 2021. A PC demo is currently available on developer Playfellow Studio's itch.io page right now.

Very Very Valet is another timed exclusive for the Switch, coming in 2021. It's a multiplayer party game that tasks players with returning as many cars as possible to a small loading zone.

Tunche is a side-scrolling beat-'em-up set in the Amazon rainforest, with hand-drawn graphics. Features co-operative play and five unique characters to choose from, including Hat Kid from A Hat in Time. Arriving as a timed exclusive for Switch in March 2021.

Cyber-Shadow is the new game from Mechanical Head Studios and published by Shovel Knight developers Yacht Club Games, releasing January 26, 2021. An action-platformer set in a futuristic world, the gameplay resembles the original Ninja Gaiden as you play as a ninja-like character with dash attacks and throwing stars. The Nintendo Switch version comes with exclusive amiibo support for the Shovel Knight line, allowing players to summon a character from that game to assist in a fight.

Calico is a "relaxing, pastel-coloured community sim full of magical girls, cuddly creatures, and townsfolk looking to make new friends." Players are tasked with collecting cats for their newly-opened cat cafe, as well as decorating it and filling in the menu with pastries. Launches on Switch later today.

Alba: A Wildlife Adventure is an exploration-based title set on a small, Mediterranean island and stars a young girl trying to save the wildlife on her island. Coming to Switch in Spring 2021.

Gnosia is a visual from Japanese indie developer Petit Depotto. While travelling through deep space, your crew is invaded by a mysterious lifeform known as Gnosia. It's your job to suss out who's the invader, and send them into cold sleep. Each playthrough takes five to fifteen minutes, and you can customize the number of Gnosia and crew members to play against a maximum of 14 NPCs, including a typical grey alien and a sentient dolphin as possible crew members. "It is unlikely you will play through the same loop twice," promises producer and director Toru Kawakatsu. It also appears that the time looping is woven into the narrative. Launches on Nintendo Switch in early 2021.

Happy Game is a psychedelic horror game from Amanita Design. You play as a young boy working through a terrifying nightmare by solving puzzles. Features music from the band DVA. Launches in early 2021.

Super Meat Boy Forever is a console-launch exclusive on Switch, releasing December 23.

Grindstone is an action-puzzler with a loot progression system and an emphasis on racking up a high score. Will also feature daily challenges. Coming as a console-launch exclusive later today.

Social deduction hit Among Us comes to Nintendo Switch later today.
 

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yawn fest, so sick these indies. The switch is the $300 indie console. More trash to add onto the confusing Eshop.I'd get among us, but the lack of chat because Nintendo doesn't know what real online gaming is would ruin the experience.
 
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yawn fest, so sick these indies. The switch is the $300 indie console. More trash to add onto the confusing Eshop.I'd get among us, but the lack of chat because Nintendo doesn't know what real online gaming is would ruin the experience.
Does any version of the game have in-built voice chat? I've always seen people using Discord.
 
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They waited way too long to port Among Us, as the wave for that game is pretty much flatlined. None of my friends play it anymore.
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Gnosia looks great but it's exhausting seeing all these games outlets compare it to Among Us as if AU invented the social deduction game or the body-snatch horror trope.
My first thought was Lost Dimension, though like you said, there's plenty of games that fit the bill.
 

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They waited way too long to port Among Us, as the wave for that game is pretty much flatlined. None of my friends play it anymore.

Flatlined as in globally or just among your friends? Steam Charts shows there are still around 100k active players daily, and who knows what the numbers are for mobile.

Also, what do you mean they waited too long? Even though the game came out for mobile which I believe to be the biggest market, the game wasn't doing so hot until recent months. Not to mentioned they only have one programmer in their team. I'm sure he is busy with fixing bugs and updating the game since the upsurge of player base.
 
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