October 17 to 23 Indie News Roundup

Butterfly: Inchworm Animation II

Several years ago, Flat Black Films made a DSiWare app called Inchworm Animation. The same team is now back with Butterfly: Inchworm Animation II for the 3DS eShop.

It’ll have the following features:

– Revolutionary looping motion graphics engine with 30 frames-per-second playback. Draw as it plays!
– Eight endlessly-configurable dynamic brush tools with custom presets
– Timeline with up to 5 layers and 2 soundtracks, for scripting events and sound effects
– Use stereoscopic 3D to arrange your layers in the third dimension. Give your movies true depth!
– Record and edit Audio, use the built-in sound -effect library or the groovy sound-effects generator!
– Shoot video, time-lapse, and stop-motion photography
– Onionskin (including video onionskin for stop-motion)
– Slick antialiased brushes with full 24-bit color and transparency
– Import from Nintendo Camera / Export to SD
– introducing the Butterfly Online Gallery! Share your movies with the world – upload/download animation, rate and comment on work. Host your own virtual art studio at www.butterflyanimation.com!

Inchworm Animation II is now out in North America, selling for $5. European and Japanese releases will also be out in the coming weeks.

Meanwhile, you can watch a trailer for Butterfly: Inchworm Animation II below.

Mr. Pumpkin Adventure

Mr. Pumpkin Adventure is now out on the Wii U eShop for both North America and Europe.

Nintendo’s website lists the game with a $3.99 price point.

You can find a trailer and some gameplay footage below.


Sanuk Games’ Solitaire is now out on the European eShop, selling for €4.99.

You can find a trailer for the game below.


Gravity+ will be releasing in the European Wii U eShop on November 3, and it will cost €6.49.

Gravity+ is a puzzler in which players grab the key and head for the exit while overcoming various hazards and obstacles.

You can find a trailer for the game below.

Twisted Fusion

Leuvsion recently announced that Twisted Fusion will be available on the Wii U eShop from November 3 forward. It will cost $5 / €5.

A new launch trailer for Twisted Fusion has been released due to this, which you can watch below.

Shoot the Ball

RCMADIAX will be releasing another New 3DS title on November 10 called Shoot the Ball, which will be available on the North American and European eShops.

You can find the official announcement below, which contains some screenshots.

Touch Battle Tank 3D-4: Double Commander

Circle Entertainment has announced it will soon be releasing a localized version of Touch Battle Tank 3D-4: Double Commander in North America and Europe.

Since the game is already in lot check, we should be seeing it in the eShop sometime within the next few weeks.

You can find the trailer for the original Japanese version below.

Wheels of Aurelia

Santa Ragione has announced it’s teaming up with MixedBag to bring Wheels of Aurelia to Wii U.

The “narrative road trip game” is short, taking only around fifteen minutes to complete, but there are sixteen different endings in total, which should expand the play time considerably.

In it, you follow “the story of Lella, a restless woman driving on the roads of the western coast of Italy”.

You can find a tweet below showing off the Wii U version of the game.

Power Disc Slam

Power Disc Slam’s new update is now out, bringing the game up to version 1.10.

In North America the new version is a standard update, while in Europe players will need to re-download Power Disc Slam entirely due to an updated USK rating.

Chequered Cow Games shared this piece of news on Twitter.

Hex Heroes

hex-heroesHex Heroes is still slated to be released on the Wii U, but the developers have now commented on the Nintendo Switch and the possibility of Hex Heroes being ported to the console.

The game was initially expected to be released in 2015 after its successful 2014 Kickstarter campaign, but Hex Heroes is still under development.

The game utilizes the gamepad and 5-player potential of the Wii U heavily, and as such porting it to other systems would be a tricky scenario.

It seems that the developers of the game are hopeful at the prospects of a Switch port though, since the controls could work in alternative ways, but the network programming of the game could seriously complicate matters depending on how difficult it’s to achieve.

You can take a look at all the details in the latest Hex Heroes Kickstarter Update over here.

Fairune 2

Fairune 2 is now available in North America and Europe, so Circle Entertainment released a new introduction video for the game. You can watch it below.

Runner 3

runner3Choice Provisions has published another blog post about Runner3, providing fans with a first look at the project.

You can view this latest devlog over here.

Shantae: Half-Genie Hero

5487d11d9bfac4e035564cd01637e5a7_originalWayForward is almost done with Shantae: Half-Genie Hero, and currently remains in the testing phase, while taking care of bugs on various platforms.

A final release date isn’t set in stone yet, but WayForward will have more news to share once the game reaches the submission phase.

Other than that, WayForward also shared the lineup of product features for Shantae: Half-Genie Hero. You can find more about that by reading their latest update over here.

Sushi Princess

Lake Lodge Games has prepared a new video updated for Sushi Princess, showcasing the project’s progress. Check it out below.

SteamWorld Heist

A new Accolades trailer for SteamWorld Heist on Wii U is now available. You can watch it below.

We also recently learned from Image & Form community manager Julius Guldbog in a Reddit AMA that SteamWorld Heist almost had multiplayer.

He said that the functionality was seriously considered, but the lack of time was the only reason why it wasn’t included in the end.

Guldbog stated:

“We would love multiplayer and seriously considered it for Heist. In the end we ran out of time, simply.”

As a side note regarding the SteamWorld Heist hat packs that are still planned for 3DS,  Image & Form has said they “ran into a nasty bug that will take some time to fix since DLC on 3DS didn’t work the way we thought”, but the team will “definitely compensate 3DS owners for the long wait”.

Super Destronaut 2: Go Duck Yourself

Super Destronaut 2: Go Duck Yourself was recently released on the Wii U eShop, so we now have some gameplay footage from it, thanks to NintenDaan. Check it out below.