A number of new indie titles are to make their way to Nintendo’s WiiU eShop over Spring, according to a recent Nintendo press release. Among them are hit indie games such as Never Alone, Runbow and Don’t Starve: Giants Edition.
Never Alone, from Upper One games, is the story of Nuna, a young Inuit Inupiaq girl, and her friend, an Arctic fox, on a journey to investigate the cause of a seemingly-eternal blizzard. Along the way, the pair must solve puzzles that require co-operation – either in the form of the player switching between Nuna and the Fox, or by having two players, each controlling either Nuna or the Fox – as they explore an enchanting world based on Alaskan Inuit culture.
Runbow is a multiplayer runner game with weird and whacky rules involving the use of colour, where platforms, objects and obstacles will change or disappear depending on the coloured backgrounds in the game; there are numerous modes available for an assortment of frantic multiplayer mayhem.
Don’t Starve: Giants Edition is an aptly-named survival game from Klei Entertainment, focusing on the player helping a man named Wilson to survive in a strange, hostile world. While playing on the WiiU, players of Don’t Starve can choose to use the Off-TV mode to play away from the television.
Also coming to the WiiU this spring is sidescrolling strategy game Swords and Soldiers 2; social-suspicion-and-stealth game Octodad, where the player must help a beleaguered father keep his true identity as an octopus a secret from his friends, family, and other factions; as well as Affordable Space Adventures, a 2D sidescrolling space-sim where you learn to adapt to spaceship controls so as to stealthily navigate an alien planet, alone or with friends.
Alongside these WiiU releases, minimalist puzzle-platformer BOXBOY! will also be arriving on the Nintendo 3DS, where the player must guide the eponymous square hero through levels with the aim to reach the end by spawning and rearranging boxes to be used as platforms and tools.
In the press release, NOA’s Vice President of Licensing Steve Singer mentioned the support from developers:
“The Nintendo eShop continues to grow, offering consumers a vibrant and constantly expanding library of digital content on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS,” said Steve Singer, vice president of Licensing at Nintendo of America. “We’ve seen tremendous support from the ‘Nindie’ developer community, and can’t wait for fans to get their hands on the games we will soon be helping them to launch.”