Completely unrelated to Nintendo’s next console, indie developer Threye will be releasing a game called Switch on PC on March 7th, just a few days after the Nintendo Switch launches worldwide. The naming could be a bad coincidence for this indie game as anyone who searches the term “switch” will most likely land on a Nintendo Switch related page. So if you want to play Switch on Twitch, make sure you are looking for a non-Nintendo Switch related stream. Which Switch is Switch?
Official note from the dev:
“Independent games developer Threye Interactive announced Switch, a brand new touching puzzle platformer, to be released on Steam for PC on March 7th and on Microsoft Xbox One later this Spring, where players embody the letter ‘i’, on an adventure to redeem lost friendship. Featuring over 70 challenging levels that span across five visually soothing worlds, Switch is a 2D puzzle platforming game with a heartwarming narrative, that mixes classic platform mechanics with a nimble ‘switching’ twist. Leisurely paced, challenging, and addictively fun, Switch will keep players’ palms sweaty and thumbs fatigued.
“In times when people immerse themselves in social media rather than nurturing real relationships, it’s inevitable every now and then to feel lonely and out of touch. With this in mind, we wanted to create a narrative led platformer, that modern players could emotionally connect to. We finally concluded – is it not me, myself and I that every person best identifies with?”, said Bharat Nag from Threye Interactive. “The core game mechanic of switching between a small ‘i’ and a capital “I” perfectly illustrates how the self-centered character abandoned by his friends transforms into a loving and all encompassing version of himself”.
In Switch players “switch” across traps and obstacles, speedrun through gruelling situations, and test their reflexes with unique environmental interactions. Following known 2D platforming mechanics such as jumping, wall jumping and shooting, Switch introduces a unique ‘switching’ mechanic which not only affects the platforms in several ways but also grants a double jump, which leads to situations demanding interesting choices to be made within split seconds. The game employs a beautiful, minimalist 2D art style which is further enriched by a soundtrack that emboldens a sense of excitement and fun throughout the game’s challenging levels.”