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Nintendo To Promote Indie Developers As “Nindies” At IndieCade


Nintendo will highlight 13 indie games and several of their creators at the IndieCade convention later this month, the publisher announced this morning. Nintendo will promote the indie developers as “Nindies” from October 10th – 12th at IndieCade.


In addition, the company will host a “Nindie” developer panel on October 11th at 10 am, titled “Nintendo Do’s and Don’ts: A Developer-Focused Conversation”. This panel will feature Dajana Dimovska of KnapNok Games, Sean Velasco of Yacht Club Games and John Warner of Over the Moon Games, and will be moderated by Damon Baker, Nintendo of America’s Senior Marketing Manager of Licensing.


Here’s the list of indie games Nintendo have chosen to promote at IndieCade:


Wii U:

  • Affordable Space Adventures from KnapNok Games
  • The Fall from Over the Moon Games
  • Costume Quest 2 from Midnight City
  • Stealth Inc. 2 from Curve Digital
  • Swords & Soldiers II from Ronimo Games
  • Runbow from 13AM Games
  • Sportsball from TOO DX
  • Chariot from Frima
  • Beatbuddy from THREAKS
  • Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse from WayForward
  • Shovel Knight from Yacht Club Games


Nintendo 3DS:

  • Woah Dave! from Choice Provisions
  • Xeodrifter from Renegade Kid
  • Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse from WayForward
  • Shovel Knight from Yacht Club Games


IndieCade will run from October 10th – 12th in Culver City, California.

Ishaan Sahdev
Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and wrote the book "The Legend of Zelda - A Complete Development History". He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.