Nintendo Switch: The Stepfather of Indie Games


The Nintendo Switch introduced me to indie games, period. In my mind, AAA releases were for consoles and everything else found its home on the Steam platform. I have never really played PC games simply because spending a ton of money on a computer for video games never appealed to me. I began to notice a shift when Shovel Knight received a physical release on the Wii U but it didn’t really scream indie game to me. My view used to be that indie games are typically well under 40 hours to beat, low budget and possibly lower quality. My new definition is completely different since I’ve acquired a Switch: inspired, memorable, and worth it.

As mentioned before, I thought indie games were all posted to Steam. In the beginning, I compared them to Newgrounds games (a website that hosted many small games) and I still think the comparison holds…

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