Valentines is just around the corner, but if you’re one of those ones who are unlucky in love, then you may just be interested to hear that ‘Switch’, a 2D platformer will be making its way to PC and Xbox One soon after. The good thing about it? It promises to mend broken friendships.
Arriving on PC come 7th March, and then followed up by an Xbox One release later this Spring, Switch sees players embody the letter ‘i’ as he heads on out on an adventure to redeem lost friendships. There are more than 70 challenging levels in place, and five worlds that look lovely. Switch is a 2D puzzle platforming game with a heartwarming narrative, that mixes classic platform mechanics with a nimble ‘switching’ twist. It’s leisurely paced, challenging, and, apparently, addictively fun, keeping your palms sweaty and thumbs fatigued.
You’ll need to switch across traps and obstacles, before speedrunning your way through gruelling situations and testing those reflexes with unique environmental interactions. The unique ‘switching’ mechanic will not only affect the platforms in several ways, but also grants a double jump, which leads to situations in which you’ll have mere split seconds to make that vital decision.
The game also comes with 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.
“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”.
We will of course let you know once a confirmed Xbox One release has been revealed.