Sound the alarm!
Newly founded indie developer BumbleBee and publisher 7 Raven Studios have announced that Escape String, an innovative arcade-puzzle game, is heading to the Switch today. The title is priced at $6.99 and takes up 324 MB of space.
Escape String, is a 2D puzzle game set in an undefined time and place. A small humanoid robot wakes up in the debris of a landfill inside a large factory. He receives strange and enigmatic messages, from someone who apparently wants to help him. The robot’s purpose is to explore the large factory where he is in search of answers about who he and his mysterious remote helper are.
The player does not control the robot directly and in real time, but inserts movement commands above its display in order to tell the robot when it is time to jump, to crouch and more. It is therefore a puzzle game based on perspective: the player must calculate the spaces between the robot and the obstacles. The obstacles are initially totally static, but as they advance, they will be more and more dynamic and varied.