Stone Lantern Games and publisher PQube have announced the release of the 2D puzzle platformer Evergate on the Nintendo Switch. The release comes after being featured on Nintendo’s Indie World showcase. A link to the video at the start of the Evergate is available here.
Later this year, PC players can venture into the afterlife when Evergate is launched on Steam. This visually colorful game is the first title for the indie game studio.
In the game players guide the child-like soul, Ki, through a beautiful and handcrafted realm of the afterlife. During the journey memories of the life left behind are revealed and a mysterious connection to another soul across time and space is uncovered.
Each level has crystals spread around the environment and an end gate for the next level. Directing Ki’s Souldflame at the crystals will harness special mysterious powers that will aid navigating to the end gate. A set of bonus objectives is available on each level. These objectives aid in building up the essence counter which allows players to boost Ki’s abilities by unlocking ancient artifacts.
The game is filled with visually stunning environmental backdrops and hand-drawn illustrations creating a dream-like style. An orchestrated original soundtrack complements visuals giving an enchanting experience. Each piece was tailor-made for each environment and recorded by a live orchestra. Ki’s Lullaby, one of the central pieces of music in the game, was originally written by Evergate’s composer Mike Miller when his daughter was born.
Evergate is now available on the Nintendo Switch through the Nintendo eShop at the regular price of $19.99 USD. Currently the game is on sale for $16.99 USD during the Nintendo Indie World Sale that runs through August 30, 2020. For more information about Evergate visit the game’s website at evergategame.com.
Stone Lantern Games (@StnLntrnGames Twitter) is a Boston based studio comprised of MIT graduates. Each engineer, like a gamer choosing a character class on the four member team, specializes in one of four skills: Visual Effects, Art, Music, or Narrative. Evergate is the studio’s first title and a successfully funded Kickstarter project.
PQube (@PQubeGames Twitter) is a UK publisher, distributor, and service provider for the interactive entertainment industry with a global reach with offices in the UK, France, USA, and Hong Kong. They are a licenses publisher with Sony, Microsoft, Valve, Nintendo, and Apple. PQube also has a hardware division that designs, manufactures, and distributes officially licensed consoles and accessories that includes the brand new Atari Retro range.