IndieCade East News: Nintendo Highlights Independent eShop Games All Weekend Long

By Steve Buja , Updated Feb 13, 2015 08:49 AM EST
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One would think that being one of the largest, most recognizable developers in the world would bar entry to an event that celebrates the best in independent gaming, but then Nintendo never did like playing by the rules. The Japanese gaming company will be making a presence at this weekend's IndieCade East in New York City.

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They will not, however, be talking Mario and Zelda. Instead, the House Of N will be on hand to show off the many independent titles offered on both the Wii U, 3DS and the just launched New Nintendo 3DS.

Damon Baker, Nintendo of America's senior manager of Licensing, will be hosting a seminar titled "Self-Publishing with Nintendo." Indie game makers can learn how to work with Nintendo and learn what it takes to get their games published on the constantly growing Nintendo eShop marketplace.

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The company will be showing off the following titles:

IronFall: Invasion (VD-Dev): This Nintendo 3DS exclusive takes full advantage of the C Stick features of the New Nintendo 3DS XL system for better aiming. The game supports online and local multiplayer for up to six players, for fast and frantic fun.

Affordable Space Adventures (KnapNok Games and Nifflas Games): This suspenseful stealth puzzling Wii U exclusive features co-op play and will be playable at the show.

Moon Chronicles (Renegade Kid): An update is now available for this critically acclaimed first-person game, designed to fully use the extra control options available on New Nintendo 3DS XL - including the C Stick and new ZL and ZR Buttons.

Swords & Soldiers II (Ronimo Games): This side-scrolling strategy game, which is a Wii U exclusive and features local multiplayer, will be on hand at the show.

Shantae and the Pirate's Curse  (WayForward): This game is now available in the Nintendo eShop, but Nintendo will be showing off updates that take advantage of New Nintendo 3DS XL.

Gunman Clive 2 (Hörberg Productions): This Nintendo 3DS exclusive has a strong following, and its loyal fans have been hungry to check out this sequel, which launched two weeks ago on the 3DS.

Elliot Quest  (PlayEveryWare): An 8-bit retro RPG game with a hero on a quest to cure his curse of immortality. Explore Urele Island and uncover its secrets when this game launches in March, exclusively in the Nintendo eShop on Wii U.

Blek (Broken Rules & kunabi brother): Imagination and creativity come to life in this beautiful award-winning puzzle game that launched on Feb. 12 in the Nintendo eShop on Wii U.

Nintendo's 3DS and Wii U are fast becoming platforms to showcase indie titles. If you find yourself in New York City this cold (and snowy) weekend, IndieCade East is happening all weekend from today until Sunday at the Museum of the Moving Image in the magical, faraway realm known as "Queens". For the full schedule and to pick up tickets check out the official site here.

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