Indie studio Ridiculous Games has revealed its latest project, a Switch-exclusive puzzler called Day and Night which serves as an ode to classic 2D falling-block puzzle games.
As you'll see from the trailer above, the game looks - on the face of it, at least - to be your ordinary falling-block puzzler. However, the game comes with a time-turning, rule-changing twist which centres around a day and night mechanic. Ridiculous Games CEO Jeremy Airey explains it best:
“Players share a split-screen and must stack and combine matching blocks in groups of four or more to remove them. So far, so normal, but in Day and Night the two sides of the screen are presented as either time state, with day and night blocks spawning for both players. As players can only collect blocks that match their time state, the core game becomes a dual challenge, with players focusing on collecting their active time-matching blocks while managing an ever-growing number of inactive blocks.”
“Collecting blocks clears your screen and also builds your time meter. Fill the meter and switch the time of day for both players. Suddenly, blocks that were active a moment ago turn off and inactive blocks turn on and if you plan ahead this lets you collect large amounts of blocks in a flash, building up combo points while dropping blocks on your opponent!”
Sounds pretty tasty, huh? If you're intrigued, make sure to check out this feature list, too:
Day and Night Game Modes
Rehearsal: Battle against an AI CPU opponent in a practice game to learn the basics
Versus Mode: In this core Day and Night mode, two sides battle for victory in a single player or two-player
Survival Mode: A single player game mode which tests the player’s endurance as they struggle to survive their
way through the calendar years
Story Mode: Progress through a charming set of stories battling a varied cast of characters along the way
Dares: Play through several sets of challenges, each with their own unique rules and twisted scenarios
The game launches on 22nd October 22nd and will be available for $19.99. If you're particularly keen, you'll be able to go ahead and pre-order it today at 25% off.
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