A girl trapped in a strange world somewhere between reality and imagination. Help her find her way in this adventure puzzle game.
Maya is lost in a strange world somewhere between reality and imagination. She is alone to confront her despair on her journey of discovery, where she must unlock her memories and confront her fears to unravel the secrets of the world. Players will need to use their observational skills and intelligence to solve multiple puzzles to piece together the mystery of Maya's past and what dark secrets she has buried.
Launching June 29, 2021 for PS4, PS5, XBox Series X|S and Nintendo Switch.
Exophobia is a retro-inspired first person shooter with fast-paced combat. You wake up to find yourself alone in a human spaceship infested with hostile alien soldiers. Explore your surroundings while you uncover piece by piece the backstory and destiny of its human inhabitants. Shoot, dash, and stun your enemies in your path to escape!
Launching October 5 for PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch.
Son Tra from the development team at Skrollcat Studio walks you through seven minutes of gameplay from Hoa, their upcoming platformer for PC and Nintendo Switch that has gorgeous visuals inspired by Studio Ghibli and even more beautiful music (which you can hear in this video).
Pre-order on Switch here. Launching March 11th, 2021.
⏱️ Bob Help Them is a timer-based game, where your goal is to help all NPC's, gathering resources, cooking food, fishing, and chopping wood before the timer ends. Enjoy the calming countryside while supporting craftsmen with their daily chores.
✔️ Become a completionist. Finish 35 levels, help 6 NPCs, and collect 105 stars!
✔️ Strategize. Learn who to help first, or how to sequence your activities to be as effective as possible.
✔️ Bake. Cook a lovely pie from the freshly harvested fruit.
✔️ Mine. Use a pickaxe to acquire stone, iron, or gold.
✔️ Smelt. A nearby Forger needs your support. Take iron nuggets and turn them into a shiny ingot.
✔️ Chop. Grab an axe and gather wood for Lumberjack.
✔️ Fish. Find the closest pond and cast a fishing rod.
✔️ Fry. Collect eggs from the chicken coop and fry them over the campfire so Chef can prepare a perfect meal.
✔️ Harvest. Does the Farmer need some apples? Pick them from a tree and lighten up his day.
✔️ Pet doggos. Yes, that’s one of your tasks, and it’s highly satisfying too.
✔️ Catch the “One more level syndrome”. The simple and solid game design will draw you in.
✔️ Chill. Operating under time pressure is usually associated with stress, in Bob Help Them it is quite the opposite. Cheerful music and being an important member of a small community sparks a relaxing atmosphere into the game.
From ghoulish jaunts to co-op adventures, February saw quite the variety of games coming to Nintendo eShop like Haven, Ghosts 'n Goblins Resurrection and Thomas Was Alone! What games did you start playing this month?
A gripping adventure at the Lakeside Riding Stable full of challenging mystery-solving fun, spirited gallop racing and lots of other thrilling quests for horse and rider awaits horse fans both big and small. The popular horses from Schleich® and the environment they live in come alive in the video game “Horse Club™ Adventures”. Children from the ages of 6 to 12 can romp and roam freely and creatively in this open-world game. In turn, the electrifying story inspires imaginative playing with the characters.
With release for “Horse Club™ Adventures” scheduled for May 2021, video game publisher Wild River Games from Munich is bringing out the first video game based on the popular theme world created by Schleich, the world-renowned toy manufacturer. The lovingly designed open-world game provides a multifaceted blend of adventure, role-playing and racing elements coupled with all sorts of mystery-solving fun.
Eventful vacation at the Lakeside Riding Stable In the video game the children spend their vacation at Lakeside and become part of the Horse Club™ clique revolving around Hannah, Sarah, Sofia and Lisa. Together they reveal long-guarded secrets, complete exciting quests, and collect objects such as photos and stickers. It goes without saying that the appearance of the player avatars and their horses can be individually customized. While doing so, even the clothing for brand-new game characters is provided that won’t become available at toy retailers until July 2021.
Carrying out quests in a targeted fashion or exploring the open-world game The single-player game can be played optionally in the storyline or the freestyle mode. The storyline mode is split up into 16 days and has over 40 quests ready and waiting to be completed. They range from getting acquainted with Lakeside to being accepted into the Horse Club™ clique, all the way to participating in the big Lakeside Tournament.
In the freestyle game mode the player explores the extensive terrain on their own. Optional sidequests enable kids to immerse themselves even deeper in the story and, among other activities, attend to daily chores such as grooming horses and scraping hooves, or galloping on one of the numerous race courses while competing with others for high scores and medals. The developers have placed a special focus on the collecting of stickers, photos and new items with which players can individually change their game character and horse.
Long-lasting gaming fun, virtually and physically Figures from Schleich have stood for quality and educationally worthwhile playing for more than 85 years. The video game from Wild River Games equally orients itself in alignment with these values. The highly diversified virtual world including numerous different quests still has surprises in store, even after playing repeated games. This ensures long-lasting gaming fun for children in a variety of age groups and with different levels of experience. What arises due to the symbiosis of video game and the original Schleich figures is a balance comprised of a digital and tactile game.
“Horse Club™ Adventures” is available as of May 27, 2021 for Nintendo Switch and Playstation 4, and is additionally available as digital download for Xbox One and PC.
PARIS – Mar. 4, 2021 – Today Quantic Dream and the Berlin-based studio Jo-Mei are proud to launch the definitive edition of Sea of Solitude: The Director’s Cut only on Nintendo Switch. The Director’s Cut brings exclusive features and additional content not offered in the original release.
Sea of Solitude: The Director's Cut follows the journey of Kay, a woman turned into a monster by her own loneliness and despair, traveling a beautiful flooded world on a quest for inner serenity and peace. On this journey, she will confront metaphorical beings evoked by her own personal emotions, which she will have to overcome in order to learn more about herself and the world around her.
“I couldn’t be happier to launch our game for the first time on Nintendo Switch with the support from our partners at Quantic Dream,” said Cornelia Geppert, Founder and Creative Director of Jo-Mei. “This partnership and release of the Director’s Cut will allow more people to experience Kay’s journey the way we intended, whether that’s on-the-go or in the comfort of their own home.”
This reworked version of the indie title, developed by Jo-Mei Studios and published by Quantic Dream, offers a lot of new features to players, in order to maximize the immersion proposed by the original title. Through dialogues rewritten in collaboration with the multi-award winning author Stephen Bell, a new cast of actors and reworked cinematics, the game benefits from a more advanced narrative experience, taking the player on a singular and moving adventure.
Sea of Solitude: The Director's Cut also takes advantage of the Nintendo Switch's unique features; players can now control the flair with the gyroscope and use a brand new photo mode, which allows them to change the set up and weather. The game is also fully dubbed in English, French, Spanish, German and Japanese.*
“Quantic Dream is proud to release a game that corresponds with our signature brand of storytelling and narrative experiences, bringing difficult subjects to light ,” said co-CEO and Head of Publishing Guillaume de Fondaumière. “We have been thrilled to work with Connie Geppert and her talented team at Jo-Mei and are excited to share their enhanced version of Sea of Solitude, exclusively on Nintendo Switch.”
Nintendo Switch streamers will also have access to The Director’s Cut-dedicated Twitch extension called “Bottle Of Hope” that allows viewers and streamers to share positive messages together during a live stream. Written in partnership with Take This, a mental health nonprofit decreasing stigma and increasing support for mental health in games, the extension encourages players to talk about self-acceptance, mindfulness, resilience, motivation and compassion on Twitch.
Sea of Solitude: Director’s Cut is available for Nintendo Switch for $19.99/€19,99 digitally via the Nintendo eShop. A free demo is also available for download, immersing the player in the first chapter of the game. A limited and exclusive physical edition of the game is available on the Quantic Dream official eshop for $29.99/€29,99, which contains the game cartridge and an exclusive sticker.
STOCKHOLM – March 4, 2021 – Everhood, the unconventional RPG adventure from Foreign Gnomes where nothing is as it seems, explores the boundaries of existence and rocks out to musical battles on Nintendo Switch and Steam for Windows PC today.
Welcome to Everhood, a bizarre realm located on the edges of space and time. Its inhabitants are a peculiar lot. These otherworldly entities spend their days wandering labyrinthine castles. Clubbing and board games are popular pastimes here, as well. That is, until a gnome steals an arm from Red, the wooden doll. A seemingly simple quest to reclaim it begins to pull at the fraying threads of this strange world, unraveling a mystery and reality in the process.
Go on a trip through the doors of perception. Explore fantastical environments in the hunt for the pinched limb. Play hide and seek with animate mushrooms in the forest, win carnival prizes, and race go-karts against colorful characters like mages, sentient save points, robots, and vampires.
Learn about Red’s past and come ever-closer to finding the Absolute Truths of the universe.
But knowledge often comes at a cost. Some of Everhood’s eclectic residents aren’t content to let Red roam the realm freely. Face off against challengers ranging from multi-legged monsters to brothers who run a plank-selling business and the fearsome Gold Pig in musical battles. Avoid incoming attacks by moving, grooving, and leaping out of harm’s way while jamming out to bespoke battle themes as varied as the inhabitants of this curious community.
Red’s journey is teeming with secrets and world-alerting revelations. As Everhood’s true nature begins to appear, adventurers will make decisions that impact Red’s role in the fate of everyone – and everything – the doll encounters. Experience a twisting story and overcome dance-based trials across five difficulty modes, a range of accessibility options, and an unlockable New Game Plus feature that calls into question everything that’s come before it.
“Everhood began as a side project between my co-developer Jordi Roca and me,” said Chris Nordgren, co-founder, Foreign Gnomes. “Since then, it’s evolved into the strange, vibrant, and mysterious game that we are so proud to share with everyone on Nintendo Switch and Steam today. Sign the contact, sell your soul, and join us in Everhood!”
Everhood is now available on Nintendo Switch for $14.99 and Steam for $9.99. It features English, French, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), and Japanese language options. The PC version launches with beta mod support in the form of a fully-featured custom battle editor. Additional updates will be available following launch.
4 March, 2021 – Indie publisher Digerati is thrilled to announce it's bringing Signs of the Sojourner to consoles. The critically acclaimed narrative card game will be available to download 17 March on PS4, 18 March for Nintendo Switch, and 19 March on Xbox One. All versions will have a 20% launch discount (PS+ subs only on PS4). The debut title from developer Echodog Games, Signs of the Sojourner was released last year for Windows and macOS. Praised for its heartfelt story and card-based conversations, Signs of the Sojourner featured on Game of the Year lists from various sites and channels, including Get Indie Gaming, Giant Bomb, Paste Magazine, and Vice. It also won Edge magazine's 'Artisan Award', and was nominated for 'Best Storytelling' at the Golden Joystick Awards.
"It's been so exciting to see the reception!" says Dyala Kattan-Wright, game designer and founder of Echodog Games. "One of our goals was to explore themes that we hoped would be highly relatable to most folks--leaving home and returning changed, exploring identity and shifting relationships. It's been amazing and humbling to see how people relate to different aspects of the game and use it as a lens to examine or reflect on their own experiences. "And now we're excited to bring Signs of the Sojourner to a wider audience, and to see what decks and relationships players develop during their journeys in the game."