Play Indie Games and Meet Developers at This Year’s IndieCade Festival

Nintendo to Showcase New and Upcoming Independent Games at Los
Angeles Event

REDMOND, Wash.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Nintendo’s continued support for independent games and developers will
be on display Oct. 23-25 during this year’s IndieCade
festival. IndieCade is one of the nation’s largest celebrations of
independent developers and offers a unique opportunity for attendees to
play and preview a wide variety of the hottest games available this fall
in the Nintendo eShop. A selection of new and upcoming digital games for Wii
U
from Nintendo independent developers (or “Nindies”) will be
featured at the booth, giving attendees the opportunity to meet with the
content creators themselves.


“Nintendo has always supported creative and innovative game designers,”
said Damon Baker, Nintendo of America’s Senior Marketing Manager of
Publisher and Developer Relations. “It’s an honor to collaborate with
IndieCade as an opportunity to not only showcase the quality games
available in the Nintendo eShop, but to also celebrate the
forward-thinking developers behind them.”

The indie games on display at Nintendo’s booth include the following:

  • Runbow
    from 13AM Games
    : Runbow is a Wii U-exclusive action game
    for up to nine players. Platforms and obstacles appear and disappear
    as the background color changes, so players have to think fast, stay
    alive and make it to victory in Run mode, or take on co-operative
    challenges in Adventure mode. The full version of Runbow is now
    available in the Nintendo eShop on Wii U with more modes, more
    costumes and way more chaos!
  • FAST
    Racing Neo
    from Shin’en: FAST Racing Neo
    throws players into a futuristic racer with hyper-fast anti-gravity
    vehicles. Up to four players can race against one another in
    split-screen local multiplayer mode, with up to eight racers able to
    participate in online multiplayer mode. FAST Racing Neo will
    launch exclusively in the Nintendo eShop on Wii U before the end of
    the year.
  • Hive
    Jump
    from Graphite Lab: Hive Jump is a
    fast-paced multiplayer action platformer for up to four players.
    Players engage in run ’n’ gun combat with swarms of aliens, all the
    while avoiding traps and collecting resources. The game will feature
    amiibo support when it launches in the Nintendo eShop on Wii U in
    early 2016.
  • Shovel
    Knight
    from Yacht Club Games: Visitors to the
    Nintendo booth can play the new “Plague of Shadows” DLC for hit game Shovel
    Knight
    , featuring a new playable character, new relics, new
    systems, new boss battles, level tweaks and a new story to adventure
    through. The retail versions of Shovel Knight for Nintendo
    3DS
    and Wii U hit store shelves on Nov. 3.
  • Typoman
    from Brainseed Factory
    : Typoman is a puzzle platformer with
    a unique twist: Players use letters to alter the environment! The
    beautiful, dark and surreal adventure launches in the Nintendo eShop
    on Wii U in Q4.
  • Electronic
    Super Joy
    from Michael Todd Games and Broken Rules: Electronic
    Super Joy
    is a challenging platformer set in a world of
    pulse-pounding electronic music. Players run, jump, smash and fly
    their way through more than 60 quirky and colorful levels with low
    gravity, world rotation, giant monsters and swarming missiles. Electronic
    Super Joy
    launches in the Nintendo eShop on Wii U on Nov. 5.
  • Shantae
    Half-Genie Hero
    from WayForward: Experience
    Shantae’s first HD big-screen Wii U adventure! In Shantae
    Half-Genie Hero
    , players explore action-packed worlds, conquer
    diabolical bosses and belly dance to transform Shantae into powerful
    new forms. Shantae Half-Genie Hero launches in the Nintendo
    eShop on Wii U this winter.
  • Tumblestone
    from The Quantum Astrophysicists Guild
    : Tumblestone is a
    casual puzzle and competitive multiplayer game with beautiful,
    hand-drawn artwork. At first glance, Tumblestone may resemble
    other Match-3 games, but it re-invents the genre into a deep and
    cerebral puzzle-solving experience that players won’t forget. Tumblestone
    launches in the Nintendo eShop on Wii U in summer 2016.

Visitors to the booth also have the chance to meet and chat with the
independent developers from select games, including Hive Jump, Shovel
Knight
, Tumblestone and Shantae Half-Genie Hero. The
Nintendo booth is located in the IndieCade village at 9300 Culver Blvd.,
Culver City, CA 90232, and will be open to attendees between the hours
of 12-6 p.m. PT on Friday, Oct. 23, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. PT on Saturday, Oct.
24, and 12-6 p.m. PT on Sunday, Oct. 25.

For more information about IndieCade, visit http://www.indiecade.com/.

Remember that Wii U and Nintendo 3DS features parental controls that let
adults manage the content their children can access. For more
information about this and other features, visit http://www.nintendo.com/wiiu
or http://www.nintendo.com/3ds.

About Nintendo: The worldwide pioneer in the creation of
interactive entertainment, Nintendo Co., Ltd., of Kyoto, Japan,
manufactures and markets hardware and software for its Wii U
and Wiihome consoles, and Nintendo 3DS and
Nintendo DS families of portable systems. Since 1983, when
it launched the Nintendo Entertainment System, Nintendo has
sold more than 4.3 billion video games and more than 680 million
hardware units globally, including the current-generation Wii U,
Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo 3DS XL, as well as the Game Boy,
Game Boy Advance, Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi and Nintendo DSi
XL, Super NES, Nintendo 64, Nintendo
GameCube and Wii systems. It has also created industry icons
that have become well-known, household names such as Mario,
Donkey Kong, Metroid, Zelda and
Pokémon. A wholly owned subsidiary, Nintendo of America
Inc., based in Redmond, Wash., serves as headquarters for Nintendo’s
operations in the Western Hemisphere. For more information about
Nintendo, please visit the company’s website at http://www.nintendo.com.

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