The indie games making the jump to the Switch eShop keep on coming thick and fast. Slated for Q1 2018, we have Original Journey, which is described as a sci-fi action-adventure with elaborately detailed pencil art.
Developed by Bonfire Entertainment and to be published by Another Indie, this game has already won five awards, including the prestigious Best Student Game at IGF China 2015.
Original Journey blends an eclectic mix of gameplay elements including shooting, platforming, tower-defense, racing, and puzzles into a cohesive experience with a strong narrative arc, all set on a mysterious and constantly changing world.
The Ato, a race of space faring vegetation, embark on a quest to save their home world. Only the legendary Origin Stone, an artifact of unlimited power and rumored to be on the ominous Planet Shadow, can deliver salvation to their people. By invading the procedurally generated Shadow World, the Ato can hope to survive, but how far will they go to save themselves?
Join the attacking Ato army and control The Rookie. Equip customizable mech armor with buffs that affect his speed, life recovery, fall damage and more. Arm the Rookie with turrets and over a dozen upgradeable weapons, each with a distinct playstyle best suited to certain situations, then explore Planet Shadow and battle its inhabitants.
Take a look at the trailer above and let us know if Original Journey is on your must-have list for early next year.