Sustainability for Pokemon GO, Nintendo’s Indie World

Today: Forget fast cars, parachutes and wingsuits: The pogo stick is where it’s at — Quest 2 finally supports wireless PC connection — Epic has raised a billion dollars and wants to create the metaverse

Sustainability Week in Pokémon Go

Training Pokémon can save the world! At least Niantic’s Sustainability Campaign seems to suggest that, offering up rewards for sustainable Pokémon husbandry. Even if you don’t save the world, you can grab a snazzy Sustainability Week T-shirt. Not a bad consolation prize, huh?

Eco-friendly Pokemon training

Sustainability Week

  • April 20th at 10:00 AM until April 25th 8:00 AM local time
  • Binacle makes its Pokemon Go debut
  • Increased Grimer, Drilbur, Trubbish, Ferroseed spawn rates
  • Shiny Trubbish available
  • Diglett, Tangela, Goldeen, Budew, Cherubi, Finneon, and Drilbur hatch from 5km eggs
  • Vileplume, Alolan Exeggutor, Trubbish, Binacle in raids
  • Field Research for encounters with Cottonee, Chespin, Binacle and more
  • Event-exclusive Timed Research

Eco warriors: “This year, we’re focusing on the big impact that intentional, individual actions can make on combating climate change and caring for our planet in sustainable ways,” Niantic announced. You can help out by picking up trash, planting something and opening a bee hotel.

What was Suda51’s final game with Human Entertainment?

a) Clock Tower
b) Twilight Syndrome
c) Super Fire Pro Wrestling Special
d) Moonlight Syndrome

The answer will be revealed at the bottom of today's issue. Join up with our community on Twitter and Facebook to discuss what the answer could be.

Pass the installation time on Boom Island

You can play Avalanche’s Just Cause 3 while it’s still installing, although you’ll be relegated to exploring Boom Island, the island furthest from the mainland.

Boom Island, known for its high levels of ‘boom’

Boom Island is a sort of playground that prepares you for the insane sandbox mayhem of the mainland. Make your way to the coordinates N44.320; E38.716 to find a pogo stick so you can ride around in style!

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Indie World round-up

Find out what indie games are coming to Switch in the latest Indie World showcase, featuring about 20 minutes of indie game presentations. There is also an indie sale on, check out Nintendo's Indie World website for more information.

Indie World showcases indies for Nintendo Switch

Indie World round-up

  • Road 96 – TBA
  • Aerial_Knight's Never Yield – May 19th, 2021
  • Last Stop and Hindsight – TBA 2021
  • OlliOlli World – Winter 2021
  • The LongingOut Now
  • There Is No Game: Wrong DimensionOut Now
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder's Revenge – TBA 2021
  • CrisTales – July 2021
  • GetSuFuMaDen – TBA 2022
  • Aztech Forgotten Gods – Autumn 2021
  • Skul: The Hero Slayer – Summer 2021
  • FezOut Now
  • Oxenfree II: Lost Signals – TBA 2021

Cruise along future European highways

Get ready for high-octane, top-down vehicular mayhem in Red Phantom Games’ Gearshifters.

Gearshifters is yet to announce a publisher

Transport precious cargo across the lawless highways of a future European dystopia, battling raiders in everything from sports cars to militarized construction vehicles, to deliver precious cargo.

Pimp my ride: Customize and upgrade your vehicle to tackle high-speed rogue-lite shoot'em-up driving action across 27 stages and 9 environments, each guarded by a different faction.

Road rage: “Employ precision control and expert driving skills to race rings around foes, dodge incoming projectiles, and unleash intense attacks,” according to the Steam product page. Gearshifters is set to release this year on PC and consoles.

Oculus Air Link coming to Oculus Quest 2

You can check out the new Oculus Air Link if you switch to Experimental Mode on your Quest 2 headset. Air Link is a new streaming technology that lets you use Quest 2 on PC without any wires getting in your way, but not every PC and network will be perfect for wireless streaming, so your mileage may vary.

Frostpoint VR: Proving Grounds cancelled

InXile Entertainment has cancelled its VR shooter Frostpoint VR. They appreciate the support they received from the community, and will move on to new VR projects instead.

HTC Vive teases new VR headgear

HTC has offered a glimpse of what appears to be an upcoming VR headset. The company recently announced the HTC Vive Tracker and a facial expression sensor, and now seems to be preparing to announce a whole new headset.

What was Suda51’s final game with Human Entertainment?

ANSWER: Moonlight Syndrome!

It’s Suda51, what did you expect? Something normal?

Before Suda51 founded Grasshopper Manufacture, he worked for Human Entertainment and his final game there was called Moonlight Syndrome. It was an alternate universe spin on Human's Twilight Syndrome games, featuring the same cast of characters in a rather different set of circumstances. It wasn't terribly successful though, and Twilight Syndrome didn’t fare much better before it.

The game never made it to western shores, but it did have a profound impact on Suda51's future work. Some fans believe it is the first game in his Kill The Past universe, where all of Suda51's games take place since there are references to Moonlight Syndrome in The Silver Case and Flower, Sun, and Rain.

Today's issue of DailyBits was written by Gavin Herman, Nick Akerman, Erlend Grefsrud, Simon Priest, and Jamie Davey. If you have any feedback or news tips for the team, please email us!