Ripstone Games and Dan Smith Studios have announced that The Spectrum Retreat will release on Nintendo Switch, a first-person narrative puzzler in which you must explore the pristine and uncanny hotel, The Penrose.
Set in the near future, the striking art-deco hotel exists as a peaceful yet unsettling refuge from the outside world. As a valued guest, your existence is embedded into its corridors and guest rooms.
As you explore The Penrose, you will start to uncover the mysteries behind both it and the uncertainties that surround your current stay. Your desire to discover the truth is obstructed by colour coded first-person puzzles, mind-bending physics challenges, and your own growing fear of exposing your true intentions.
“The last few years have been a great experience,” BAFTA Young Game Designers Award winner Dan Smith explains. “When I first began development, I couldn’t have anticipated that five years later we’d be releasing a game like this and that I would pick up a BAFTA along the way.
“The Spectrum Retreat is built on the mechanics I developed a few years ago, but they’re now integrated with a mature, absorbing story and setting. It’s been great to push the game further in every aspect and to craft an engaging world that can deliver the puzzles and story together.”
Ripstone Games creative director Phil Gaskell adds: “We’re thrilled to finally share Dan’s vision, now that The Spectrum Retreat’s release is drawing closer. We’ve worked closely with Dan as he, along with our in-house artists and programmers, crafted an experience which does justice to the vision he showed in his 2016 BAFTA award-winning demo. The puzzles possess a depth which betray Dan’s age and the story provides real emotional heft.”
The Spectrum Retreat will release on the Nintendo eShop for Nintendo Switch in 2018.