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The eShop Gems Of The Year: 2022 Edition | All Things Nintendo

by Brian Shea on Dec 23, 2022 at 03:00 PM

This week on All Things Nintendo, former Game Informer editor and current Indie Informer Jill Grodt returns to run down the list of the best indie games that came to Switch in 2022. Brian and Jill cover everything from the most critically acclaimed and talked-about indies of the year to some you probably haven't even heard about.

If you'd like to follow the people from this episode on Twitter, hit the following links: Brian Shea (@brianpshea)Jill Grodt (@Finruin)

You can also find Jill's work at The Indie Informer.

The All Things Nintendo podcast is a weekly show where we can celebrate, discuss, and break down all the latest games, news, and announcements from the industry's most recognizable name. Each week, Brian is joined by different guests to talk about what's happening in the world of Nintendo. Along the way, they'll share personal stories, uncover hidden gems in the eShop, and even look back on the classics we all grew up with. A new episode hits every Friday!

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00:00:00 – Introduction
00:02:33 – The eShop Gems of the Year
02:18:10 – Definitive Ranking: Indie Games on the Horizon


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