Nintendo Indie World Holiday Sale includes some good hidden gems


Deck the halls with indie Switch games

It’s the holidays, which also means it’s time for various digital sales. PlayStation kicked off their sale yesterday, and the annual Steam holiday sale is underway too. And now, Nintendo has launched the Indie World Holiday sale, discounting a bunch of solid Switch indies.

A few are indies from years past, like River City Girls and OlliOlli: Switch Stance. And others are ports that just made it over this year, like Slime Rancher: Plortable Edition. But some of the standouts of the Nintendo eShop’s holiday indie sale are the little hidden gems.

Take Cozy Grove, for example: a cute breath of fresh air that seems like a pretty relaxing game for the holidays. Or Axiom Verge 2, a sequel that was fairly different from its predecessor but still had some cool ideas going for itTOEM is a black-and-white isometric photo-puzzle game I’ve had my eye on for a while, and Dodgeball Academia is a sports RPG that I never quite got around to in the summer launch season. Or The Longing, a game with an absolutely fascinating mechanic: real-life patience.

Basically, this seems like a good time to catch back up on the games that flew under the radar this year, and in years past, too. Plus, Oxenfree is literally only $2. I’ve paid more for coffee. Go buy and play Oxenfree.

The full Nintendo Indie World Holiday Sale lineup:

A few other indie publishers, as well as major publishers, are hosting sales on the eShop for the holidays too. You can check the full list out on Nintendo’s landing page here. There’s a bit too many to list out, but I strongly recommend perusing the Annapurna and Humble Games sections. Florence is only $2. It’s a no-brainer.