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RedDeerGames has announced that Julian Glander’s art school simulator ART SQOOL will release on Nintendo Switch next month.

You play as Froshmin, and it is your freshman year. You must create art, explore the beautiful yet mysterious campus and complete whichever tasks your professor – which is a neural network and art-trained A.I. – gives you.

Your professor uses high-end technology to objectively grade your work, and, while you may be asked to transfer an object from the game area to the virtual canvas, another task may require that you paint a horse.

“The graphic sensibility and sense of humour from a lot of early Nintendo titles were a big influence on my artistic practice, so it is a pretty major honour to be on the same platform as some of my all-time favourites. I’m also really super psyched to see what people make using the touch screen,” Glander explains.

“ART SQOOL is definitely saying something about the state of arts education, and how art and creativity relate to and often pushes against the rigid systems of our world. But you could also just turn your brain off and have a great time drawing and exploring and listening to the music.”

ART SQOOL will release on the Nintendo eShop for Nintendo Switch worldwide in October 2020.

Alex Seedhouse

Alex Seedhouse

After starting out with a Yellow Game Boy and a copy of Donkey Kong Land, Alex once hid in his room to play The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time one Christmas. Now he shares his thoughts on Nintendo Insider, keeping track of everything to do with Nintendo.