Indie studio Bplus has revealed that it is releasing three games for the Nintendo Switch this year, its tenth as an approved Nintendo developer.
Bit Boy!! Arcade Deluxe, Puzzle Box and Tank It! are all scheduled for release during 2017. Bit Boy!! is arguably the flagship title of the series, while Puzzle Box appears to be based on a PC release from last year.
Tank It! is something of a departure for the dev; it boasts realistic visuals and a powerful "anti-war" message. Bplus had previously confirmed the game for Nintendo NX, along with the following details:
Tank it! is a realistic and bloody war simulation game designed to show how brutal and dangerous war really is… that it is no good...that countless civilians are killed as collateral damage. In Tank it! you command a drone to remotely control a heavy tank. You receive the mission to travel to remote villages, find and destroy the target military camps and eliminate all terrorists. But as in real life, there are many civilians in the villages, as well. The terrorists and civilians alike are at the player's mercy. It is up to the player alone to decide how to handle this mission.
Here's what Bplus founder Bernd Geiblinger had to say about Tank It!:
I for one do not enjoy playing brutal, bloody games, so for me it is painful to create death animations and blood. I did everything else before I did this kind of work - but I am doing it for the message. This is also why Tank it! will be available for a very low value - For me it is much more important to spread the message of the game than to earn a great deal of revenue.
Are you interested in any of these games? Let us know with a comment.
Any word from RCMADIAX?
Am I interested? No!
@sillygostly @RCMADIAX care to answer his question?
@Azooooz : Don't draw his attention. His presence is sssooo intimidating. I might like, faint or something.
I'd like to see what this game looks like, aside from that, I think that this developer might be using the wrong medium to send a message, unless this will be one of those games with prominent cinematic aspects, like Uncharted, or consequential AI. Beyond that, if you give a gamer a giant simulated tank, they may have too much fun destroying things; ask Grand Theft Auto.
Can't say I've heard of any of these games before, but I'm not gonna turn any down. More games is nothing but a positive!
Out of all of them Tank It! interests me most if only to see how the devs message about the futility of war comes accross to the player.
When I think of a brutal ant- war games, ones with pun name and a reclamation mark for added fun is definitely what comes to mind.
All these odd snippet games coming to the Switch and not one of them interests me in the slightest. GIVE ME RAIN WORLD! FE! SOMETHING DIFFERENT!
Puzzle Box looks right up my ally
Very low value, I'm in
I find this guy's games amusing. Bitboy was generally more enjoyable than Puzzlebox, simply because I don't like turning my 3DS upside-down, but both were okay. Not really sure how I feel about a game about the horrors of war from this guy, but I'd consider buying the other two on Switch, especially if there was a games drought.
I'd not buy any of these games personally but I think Switch needs to see as much indie support as humanly possible, seeing as it's clearly not getting much true AAA third party support (at least thus far), and you never know which gems or massive hits might appear in among the crowd of indie games—maybe the next Super Meat Boy, Cave Story, World of Goo, Fez, Minecraft, Shovel Knight, Axiom Verge, Hyperlight Drifter, BroForce, Obduction, Journey, The Witness, Firewatch, No Man's Sky, Inside, or Cuphead for example.
The Switch was MADE for indie titles IMO.
Bit Boy!! was a bit naff to be honest. I understand it was made by one guy, but I just didn't enjoy it.
Judging by his comments he seems like a nice guy, so I feel kinda bad. Hopefully his next game is a corker.
Never heard of any of this games before.
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