Nintendo Showcases a Wide Variety of Indie Games at This Year’s IndieCade

  Nintendo Showcases a Wide Variety of Indie Games at This Year’s IndieCade

    A Diverse Lineup of Indie Games Coming to Both Wii U and Nintendo 3DS

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REDMOND, Wash. -- October 3, 2013

Nintendo is actively reaching out to indie game developers and offering them a
home on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS. At this year’s IndieCade, the annual
international festival of independent games in Los Angeles, Nintendo will be
highlighting a wealth of indie games in its booth, as well as hosting a panel
on how independent game developers can bring their creations to the Nintendo

“The Wii U and Nintendo 3DS games showcased in this year’s Nintendo IndieCade
booth represent the cutting edge of creativity and innovation for indie game
development,” said Steve Singer, vice president of Licensing at Nintendo of
America. “They also represent some of the highest rated and most respected
games currently being produced. Nintendo is embracing developers who are
extremely passionate, letting them freely harness the tools available on
Nintendo platforms to create fantastic and unique experiences. We are helping
independent developers bring their creative visions to life and into
consumers’ hands to enjoy.”

Visitors to the Nintendo booth will be able to get their hands on the
following Wii U and Nintendo 3DS games:

Wii U

  *1,001 Spikes by Nicalis: Using 1,001 lives to clear more than 100 levels,
    players must overcome devious traps and cleverly designed levels that will
    test their skills, reflexes and patience.
  *Armillo by Fuzzy Wuzzy Games: Armillo is a unique platforming game with a
    sci-fi theme that stars an armadillo. Traverse spherical worlds in a mix
    of platforming battles and speed to defeat the robotic Darkbots.
  *Knytt Underground by Ripstone: Knytt Underground is the latest entry in
    the acclaimed Knytt series of thrilling platform games, focusing on
    precise platforming with zen-like game play.
  *Pier Solar and the Great Architects by WaterMelon Co.: Pier Solar and the
    Great Architects is an original, classic role-playing game with an epic
    story, more than 50 hours of game play and a massive world to explore.
  *Q.U.B.E. by Toxic Games: The critically acclaimed Q.U.B.E. is a
    first-person game that presents the player with a series of brain-teasing
    puzzles. Written by three students, the game asks players to use high-tech
    gloves to manipulate different types of cubes in the environment.
  *Scram Kitty and his Buddy on Rails by Dakko Dakko: With frenetic game play
    viewed from above and a striking blend of 2D and 3D graphics, Scram Kitty
    and his Buddy on Rails is a shoot-’em-up platform game with a character
    all its own.
  *Shovel Knight by Yacht Club Games: A mashup of old and new, Shovel Knight
    is a classic platformer with awesome game play, memorable characters and
    an 8-bit retro aesthetic.
  *Tengami by Nyamyam: Tengami is a gorgeous, atmospheric point-and-touch
    adventure game set inside a Japanese pop-up book.
  *Teslagrad by Rain AS: A beautiful side-scrolling platformer set in a
    steampunk world, Teslagrad features open-world game play and a hand-drawn
    art style.
  *Unepic by EnjoyUp Games: The award-winning Unepic follows unlikely hero
    Daniel as he journeys through a giant castle to destroy an evil force. The
    game blends platforming and role-playing game play in one adventurous
  *Wooden Sen’SeY by Neko Entertainment: Wooden Sen’SeY is an
    action-platformer set in a unique “Japanese Steam Rock” universe with tons
    of humor and multiple styles of game play.

Nintendo 3DS

  *Grinsia by Nicalis: Three treasure hunters search for ancient ruins in
    Grinsia. The traditional role-playing game is designed using classic,
    16-bit pixel art.
  *Jett Rocket II: The Wrath of Taikai by Shin’en: Jett Rocket II: The Wrath
    of Taikai, a colorful, action-filled game, is from the creators of Nano
    Assault Neo and Art of Balance.
  *Retro City Rampage by Vblank Entertainment: Developed almost entirely by
    one person, Retro City Rampage is an 8-bit, open-world game that parodies
    video games and pop culture from the ’80s and ’90s.
  *Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse by WayForward: The belly-dancing,
    hair-whipping Shantae is back in another beautifully crafted
    side-scrolling action/adventure game. Shantae must team up with her
    archnemesis Risky Boots in order to save her land from a curse. Master the
    use of Pirate Gear, topple epic bosses and save Sequin Land!
  *Siesta Fiesta by Mojo Bones: Combining various aspects of classic arcade
    game play, Siesta Fiesta is a vibrant action game that lets players
    bounce, boost and rebound across the island of Fiestaville.
  *Treasurenauts by Renegade Kid: Play as the famed Treasurenauts, as they
    try to collect enough treasure to pay for their escape from a perilous,
    uncharted island. Experience the single-player adventure or team-up with a
    friend for a cooperative multiplayer expedition.

Also playable at the event will be Spin the Bottle: Bumpie’s Party by KnapNok
Games, available for download exclusively in the Nintendo eShop on Wii U. In
this game, players participate in fun challenges while sitting around the Wii
U GamePad controller. No TV is required! The game is nominated for the
prestigious “Best of the Year” award at IndieCade and will only be playable at
KnapNok’s booth.

In addition to the playable games, Nintendo’s booth will also feature several
of the aforementioned developers. Representatives from Fuzzy Wuzzy Games
(Armillo), WaterMelon (Pier Solar and the Great Architects), Nicalis (1,001
Spikes, Grinsia) and Yacht Club Games (Shovel Knight) will all be in
attendance to show off their games and answer questions.

Nintendo’s continuing support of these indie developers and games does not
stop where its booth ends. Dan Adelman, manager of Business Development at
Nintendo of America, will be hosting a panel entitled “How to Self-Publish
Your Game on Nintendo eShop.” Nintendo has enabled indie developers to
self-publish their games for more than five years, but, to some, the process
to release games on the Nintendo eShop on the Wii U console and Nintendo 3DS
hand-held system is shrouded in mystery. The panel will walk attendees through
the process of bringing games to the Nintendo eShop and review high-level
business policies.

IndieCade is an open-air event that runs Oct. 3-6 in downtown Culver City,
Calif. The Nintendo booth is located in the IndieCade Village at 9300 Culver
Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232.

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to the IndieCade press kit, visit

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manage the content their children can access. For more information about this
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