7 Nintendo Switch exclusive indie games to play today

If you’ve got a Nintendo Switch, then you owe it to yourself to play these indie games that you can’t play anywhere else.

The Nintendo Switch is home to a number of excellent exclusive games, but many of these are Nintendo’s own titles. Surprisingly, there’s even a few indies who’d rather stick to the Nintendo Switch than go anywhere else. Below, we’ve assembled seven of the best indie games you can play only on the Switch.

The Touryst

The Touryst is an action-adventure game in which you play as a Hawaiian shirt-wearing tourist on an island full of intrigue and mystery. The game uses voxel graphics and gives you a variety of activities to do. You can go swimming and shopping, or even explore ancient monuments, if that’s more your thing.

Cyber Protocol

Cyber Protocol is a puzzle game with a distinctly cyberpunk theme. Our hero is trying to bring his android friend back to life, and to do it, you’ll need to solve puzzles. The game uses a retro-futuristic theme that hearkens back to the 1980s, and it also features local competitive multiplayer for up to 4 players.


Membrane is an action-puzzle game with a heavy focus on letting you come up with your own solutions to complex puzzles. You’ll be building bridges, ladders, and all kinds of other structures, all of them wobbly and shaky. There’s never a single solution to this game’s levels, so you’re free to get creative with how you approach them.

Golf Story

Golf Story sounds like it should be a sports game, but it’s actually an RPG about golf. You play as a golfer who was forced to give up everything that held dear, but still has one shot at making his dreams come true. This comical game lets you tee off practically anywhere, and of course, there’s quite a bit of story involved as you explore new environments and go up against new competitors.

Dawn of Survivors

Dawn of Survivors is a survival game set in a zombie apocalypse. You need a Nintendo Switch Online subscription to play this one, and once you’re in the world, you’ll have to scavenge for supplies, ward off zombies, and fight other scavengers (who are real people!). You can also join two-player teams, if you’d rather partner up.

Fast RMX

Fast RMX puts you in control if a really, really fast anti-gravity vehicle. It’s a lot like F-Zero and Wipeout, so expect high-speed racing with both local and online competitive gameplay. The game comes from the talented engineers at Shin’en Multimedia, and it runs at a full 60 fps even at a resolution of 1080p, so you can be assured that the speed never dips.

Clumsy Rush

Clumsy Rush is an understandably clumsy party game in which you and your friends play as hippos. You move by tapping out a beat, and your goal is to grab a crown and take it to the finish line. Of course, your friends aren’t going to make that easy on you, but then, what are friends for anyway?

You might also be interested in our review of Wandersong here. Also find out how indie devs can benefit from tax breaks here.

This Article was written by: Rahul Shirke

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