Independent developer Henchman & Goon have announced that their co-op exploration game, Pode, will be available for purchase on the Nintendo Switch today, June 21st. In Pode, a rock and a fallen star set out on a mystical journey, using their distinct abilities to solve ancient puzzles, heavily emphasizing the themes of friendship and cooperation.
“Pode has already attracted quite a following, so we want to give our fans the chance to purchase it early,” said Yngvill Hopen, Game Director and CEO at Henchman & Goon. “We’ve received a lot of positive feedback from the community and great support from Nintendo, so we are anticipating a great launch in a couple of weeks.”
Pode is one of 12 “Nindies” announced coming to Switch eShop this year. Backed by Nintendo, Henchman & Goon has already participated in five trade shows over the last two months receiving positive enthusiasm from press and the public. A few weeks ago, the developer announced working with the world-renowned Grammy award winner Austin Wintory to compose musical track for Pode.
Pode is a co-op puzzle exploration game about two unlikely travel companions going on an exploratory adventure within a mysterious and magical mountain. Through their unique individual talents they reveal a magical world by working together to solve the puzzles. Pode is visually inspired by Norwegian art and culture resulting in a stunning exploration game.
Pode won the development award for the Best Casual Game and was selected as a nominee for the People’s Choice Awards as well as for the Best Quality of Art in GameConnection 2018. For more information, visit www.podegame.com.
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About Henchman & Goon:
Henchman & Goon is an independent game studio in beautiful Bergen, Norway. We’ve known and worked with each other for years and we’re proud to have a studio that encompasses our unified vision for making great games. Our mission is to create games that we want to play ourselves and that leave a lasting positive impression. Henchman & Goon consists of a dedicated team of professionals that work brilliantly together in a unified passion for creating excellence in game development. For more information, visit http://henchmangoon.com/.