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TLR Games originally planned to launch IDEA on Switch today, but that’s no longer the case. The game is still coming soon, but we don’t have an exact release date. What we do have is a new trailer, which you can check out above.
Inspired by the award-winning short film of the same name by Olli Huttunen, IDEA is a physics-based exploration game with platforming elements that invites players to discover a beautiful, savage world as they help their ideas find their place in the world.
The game sets you on a journey of awe-inspiring beauty, exploring gorgeous landscapes from a bird’s eye view recorded in 4K resolution, with no loading times between screens. Spark an idea, represented by a white lightbulb, and send it forth to find its place in the world. Watch your idea from the sky, bouncing and falling, and help it when it gets stuck before the music ends.
If you find your destination, your idea will bloom into a piece of visual art, a short clip of beauty and marvel. But sometimes, it won’t be able to advance, and its journey will end there – but it won’t be for anything: it can help other people’s ideas in the future, or even yourself. Write a thought, a piece of a song, or a verse, and share it. Now is out there, forever, for all the world to see. And when you begin a new journey, you’ll see other people’s ideas. Save your favourite ones, and see how many people have saved yours.
IDEA has won several awards since it was announced in early 2022, and became finalist of the prestigious Sense of Wonder Night at the Tokyo Games Show, last September. The game follows similar principles as The Longest Road on Earth (of which TLR Games are co-creators): a soothing, poetic experience, focused on the feelings and meanings that the intersection between art, music, and gameplay can create. You can follow the development of IDEA on Steam.