With the influx of indie support for the Switch we’re getting treated to a vast array of genres that were long forgotten. One of my favorites is the point and click adventure game category. While not every game ends up being the best thing ever, The Low Road shows some potential with its funny narrative. It arrives on the Switch on August 23, 2018!
Have you ever wondered what happened to the indie developers that made those addictive flash games many of us grew up playing, like Motherload, Fishy, Stick RPG and Defend Your Castle? Well, we opted to ‘switch’ it up and made a quirky, comical point-and-click adventure, The Low Road, and are incredibly excited to bring the world of 1970s corporate espionage to Nintendo Switch™ on August 23, 2018!
Check out the brand new Nintendo Switch™ reveal trailer: https://youtu.be/IVPPIUObT1w
The Nintendo Switch™ version of The Low Road features enhanced gameplay mechanics that take advantage of both the JoyCon and Pro Controller, allowing players to dig in with whichever controller they prefer. Alongside this new control scheme, improvements ranging from background saving, to reworked voice acting have been added to offer up a smoother gameplay experience. With a unique art style that draws upon gouache paintings and an original musical score that swings from swirling psychedelic to dusty Americana, this is one adventure that’s a joy whether you’re taking it on the road in handheld mode or playing docked from the comfort of your couch.
Having initially launched on Steam in summer 2017, The Low Road received numerous awards and carries a rating of 82% positive customer reviews on Steam. On the press side of things, Cameron Kunzelman writing for VICE Waypoint stated, “The Low Road is a brilliant adventure game. It’s well-made, cleverly designed, and has a narrative that just keeps on kicking…” Adventure Gamer gave it 4/5 stars and noted “there’s a cool confidence that oozes from every pore of this product… Ultimately, it just begs to be played and enjoyed.”
The Low Road is available now for PC (Win/Mac), and will launch on Nintendo Switch™ on August 23, 2018. For additional information about The Low Road, please visit the official website, check it out on Nintendo.com, download the press kit, and follow XGen Studios on Twitter and Facebook.
About The Low Road
Set in the world of the 1970s automobile industry, The Low Road, is a point and click adventure which follows a team of corporate spies dedicated to the protection (and appropriation) of game-changing industry secrets. Sporting a unique visual style inspired by gouache paintings and a pulsating industry secrets.
- A unique digitally hand-painted 2D illustration style with 1970s television influences.
- Over 32000 words of dark comedic dialogue fully-voiced from a cast of characters
- Play from the perspective of two corporate espionage agents
- A merger of traditional storytelling and engaging gameplay
- An original score of swirling psychedelia and dusty Americana
- Nostalgic point-and-click style gameplay influenced by LucasArts and Sierra classics
- Branching conversation puzzles that will challenge your deductive and intuitive abilities
- Over 15+ first-person puzzle sequences