Indian game development studio Threye Interactive recently announced that its 2D puzzle platformer Switch – Or Die Trying is now available on Xbox One. In Switch – Or Die Trying the player journeys as the alphabet “I” across an adventure to redeem broken friendships using classical platforming mechanics complemented with a unique “switching” twist that adds versatility and challenge to its addictive gameplay.
“We wanted to make a game that should be relatable to everyone, regardless of age and gender, and thus decided to make the alphabet ‘I’ as the main character, since love for ‘self’ is universal. But the game is also a satire on the me/myself and a selfie obsessed world just as in the game ‘I’ becomes too-self absorbed and thus alienates his friends who he must now win back,” mentions Joshua, the lead developer. The game art derives from alphabets and typographically inspired themes, offering 75 levels divided into 5 distinct worlds, with deceptively cute graphics and a simple-to-learn but difficult-to-master gaming experience.
An interesting fact is that the game was originally titled simply “Switch” and amongst other near-death experiences that an indie title goes through, this game additionally faced a massive challenge close to its original launch – Nintendo announcing their gaming console also called Switch. The developers took this in their stride and expanded the name to Switch – Or Die Trying which very aptly describes the challenging and nail-biting experience!
The game draws the player in with beautiful minimalistic graphics complemented by an exciting soundtrack, offering a fast-paced gameplay. Levels are short, fast and fun offering multiple replayability with speed runs, collectibles and some seriously intellectually stimulating puzzles. The game is bound to give players hours of edge-of-the-seat entertainment where the player will already be forewarned, that they will “die-trying”.
The game was Greenlit on Steam by enthusiastic gaming community and released on PC in 2017, and has done good for itself including winning an award as runner up for the best game of the year in the studio’s home country. Now as part of ID@XBOX, the game is coming to Xbox One, priced at $6.99.
About Threye Interactive
Based in India, Threye Interactive is an award winning game development studio doing venture works in Gaming, Augmented and Virtual Reality, and using these mediums for immersive simulation and story-telling, the latest of which is ‘Switch – Or Die Trying’. For more information, visit http://www.threye.com.