Girls Make Games is a series of summer camps, workshops and game jams designed to inspire the next generation of designers, creators and engineers. Nintendo partnered with Girls Make Games awhile back to help those looking to pursue careers in the game industry. Nintendo even hosted a summer camp workshop at their Redmond, Washington headquarters!
In 2018, a team of four ambitious middle school girls from Seattle created a strikingly original and charming game demo about bullying and empathy. That game was Shredded Secrets, which has finally made its way to Switch today! You can check out the trailer above to see what the game has to offer, and then hit up the press release below for more details.
Shredded Secrets is a platformer set in a middle school that lets you step into the lives of four characters, each with a unique perspective. Their lives intersect at different points, letting you learn more about what motivates each of them as they face their own complex issues.
London is a heartbroken middle school teacher trying to keep up with her job while dealing with depression and grief. Isabella, who’s considered the “nerd” of the school, is getting bullied by Oakley, a problematic kid who’s having trouble accepting themselves. Meanwhile, Taylor struggles with anxiety and pressure from his family to achieve good grades.
Learn each character’s fears, and face off against bullies, hurled insults, inner demons and the scariest foe of all … grade monsters!