Nintendo Switch boasts an abundance of 2D platformers in 2018, so it falls to developers to approach the genre with a neat hook or unique mechanic, lest their hard work be lost amid the console’s crowded eShop. Semblance tries to do just that, hanging its hopes and dreams on the power to shape and deform the platforms you’ll...
Friday is the new Thursday
The latest Nintendo Download update for Europe has arrived, and it's bringing new games galore to the eShop in your region. As always, be sure to drop a vote in our poll and a comment down below with your potential picks for the week. Enjoy! Switch eShop - New Releases: Mega Man X Legacy Collection (Capcom,...
Another squishy indie on the eShop
It was way back in March that we learned independent South African developer Nyamakop was planning to bring its debut title - the calm and charming puzzle world of Semblance - to Nintendo Switch in 2018. Following a hands-on with the bouncy platformer at BitSummit 2018, it's been revealed the indie curio will...
At Kyoto's Bitsummit indie games festival, we had the chance to have some hands-on time and chat to the developers of ‘playdough’ platform puzzle game Semblance, from South African developer Nyamakop. The demo was all about the realisation of what was possible from one puzzle to the next, as the world and various platforms...
It's a soft, bouncy world of fun
We love a good platformer here at Nintendo Life, so we were delighted to hear about Semblance coming to Switch later this year in an announcement from publisher Good Shepherd Entertainment and South African developer, Nyamakop. Semblance is a puzzle-platformer where your soft, bouncy character and its...
Including trailers and footage for 6 fresh games
Earlier today Nintendo of Europe published a rather tasty Nintendo x Indies sizzle reel, in slightly odd timing considering that tomorrow Nintendo of America is broadcasting a Nindies Showcase Presentation. Inter-subsidiary one-upmanship aside, the European video is a nice reminder of some of the...
What if you could deform and reshape the world itself?
Semblance is a innovative platformer with deformable terrain, set in a beautiful minimalist world. It's a game that asks, what if you could deform and reshape the world itself? Semblance takes the idea of a 'platform' in a platformer and turns it on it’s head. What if platforms were actually part of the gameplay, part of the way you solved problems?
Explore a world where the default is soft, where the property of 'hardness' doesn't exist. Each of the game's three worlds explore a new consequence of a planet that can shift, change and deform. Beat back the strange, crystalline infection of hard material by freeing the world's life essences and uncover the dark cause for its appearance.
Unique and innovative deforming platform gameplay:
Can't reach a collectible? Just deform and elevate a piece of the ground so that the point you jump from is higher. Nasty spikes in the way? Just deform and push-down the ground lower so that you can pass by. Squish, bounce, squash and transform the world- and yourself to solve problems.
Beautiful Minimalist Aesthetic Design:
Explore 3 worlds bursting with colorful minimalist charm, quirky critters, and calming vistas. Become hypnotized by each world's dynamically layered score, each with a hint of African aural distinction.
The game allows you to move between puzzles as you wish, never forcing you to find a solution in order to progress and enabling you to come back later. Similarly, the game's narrative is presented expansively, allowing you to explore- and piece together the story for yourself as you roam the game.