Top Ten Indie Switch Games
Indies of all shapes, sizes, and orientations have found themselves a spiritual home on the Nintendo Switch. While you can often find these games on another system, on a commute there’s nothing like whipping the switch out of your backpack and waking it up from sleep mode to find that it is ready to go a second later, exactly where you left o. This feature shouldn’t be underestimated.
I hear the modern gamer declaring that there are superior options on a gaming laptop; this may be true but they are expensive, heavy, hot, and not really practical on a peak hour train trip. In many cases you would also need to carry your choice of wireless controller as you can’t exactly mouse and keyboard comfortably on public transport without inconveniencing the general public – and looking kinda na in the process.
These days, indies are evolving. I find more and more I shy away from the big budget releases towards these more charming darlings, as they are often much more focussed. I feel they try and squeeze every possible idea out of a unique premise carefully crafted, rather then trying to shoehorn elements of every successful game into their creation; not every game needs to be the latest openworld, doeverything kind of experience.
Here is my list of 10 of my favourite Nintendo Switch indie/ eshop games – all release dates are the date it was released in Australia on the platform.
DEVELOPER Matt Makes Games PUBLISHER Matt Makes Games RELEASED January 2018