Frequently, we find out about games coming to the Nintendo before they’re even announced thanks to the Nintendo eShop, with their listing popping up a tad too early. But occasionally, we also find out about such games in a rather interesting way… via the News feature on Nintendo Switch for example. And yes, you guessed it: Old Man’s Journey is one of them!
Developed by Broken Rules (developers of And Yet It Moves and Chasing Aurora), Old Man’s Journey is introduced as a “soul-searching puzzle adventure that tells a story of life, loss, and hope”. It offers a “heartfelt journey interwoven with lighthearted and pressure-free puzzle solving”, that’s all about life’s precious moments, broken dreams, and changed of plans.
Throughout the game, you get to uncover various stories of the old man’s life, told through beautiful vignette of his memories. The serene and whimsical environment is filled with puzzles to solve, which is done by shaping the landscape, and growing the hills to create a path forward.
Find yourself transported to a vibrant and meditatively delightful world as you immerse yourself in inquisitive puzzles, and explore the complexities of heartache, regret, and hope through the old man’s eyes.
Here’s a trailer and some screenshots (not from the Nintendo Switch version), as well as the list of key features (no word on any Nintendo Switch features or content yet, since… well, the game hasn’t been formally announced yet):
- A powerful and emotional narrative told only through imagery
- Gorgeously whimsical landscapes with hand-drawn art and frame-by-frame animations
- Handcrafted, pressure-free puzzles
- Unique landscape-shaping mechanic
- A compact game experience perfect for a wanderlust-evoking escape
- Original and emotionally compelling soundtrack by SCNTFC
Old Man’s Journey (Switch – eShop) does not have a release date yet, but it’s already been added to the Upcoming Games page!