Cleaversoft has announced that EarthNight will release on Nintendo Switch, news that was shared in this week’s Indie World presentation.
This procedurally generated, hand-illustrated 2D platformer takes place in a dystopian future, after the dragon apocalypse. Humans have been exiled to space, forced to live in space colonies in orbit above the planet. However, 14-year-old demon-possessed schoolkid Sydney and sword-wielding freelance photographer Stanley, the game’s heroes, have had enough.
The game has been created as a love letter to classic arcade games, and each run will start from space as you skydive back down to the planet through the monster-infested atmosphere where your goal is to take out as many dragons as possible.
“EarthNight was inspired by many of the platformers we grew up with in the ‘80s and early ‘90s, so it’s a dream come true to be putting our game on a Nintendo system,” explains Cleaversoft founder Rich Siegel.
“We can’t wait to show off everything we’ve learned from the classics and how we’re pushing the genre forward when EarthNight launches later this year.”
EarthNight will release on the Nintendo eShop for Nintendo Switch worldwide in Fall 2019.