Blowfish Studios and Shadowplay Studios have announced that Projection: First Light will see release on Nintendo Switch.
The puzzle platformer follows the adventures of Greta, a young girl who lives in a mythological shadow puppet world and chooses to set out on a journey of self-enlightenment with the assistance of legendary heroes from each culture that she explores.
Against an ethereal soundtrack that has been performed with antique instruments used for shadow puppet performances, Projection: First Light will allow players to explore the history of shadow puppets as the player manipulates a source of light to help them solve puzzles to traverse Indonesia, China, Turkey, Greece, and 19th century England.
With guidance from Australian puppeteer and historian Richard Bradshaw in perfecting their interpretation of shadow puppetry, the game will explore themes of worldliness, respect and understanding.
“The idea behind Projection: First Light went off like a lightbulb in my head when I recalled playing with shadows on a wall as a child,” explains Shadowplay Studios founder, Michael Chu.
“After toying with light manipulation at a game jam, we discovered the concept had a number of wonderful gameplay applications, which we hope to share with the gaming community along with the rich art and history behind shadow puppetry when Projection: First Light releases early next year.”
Projection: First Light will release on the Nintendo eShop for Nintendo Switch worldwide in Q2 2018.