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  , a game about cubes, friendship and rivalry, debuts exclusively on Nintendo Switch October 18th
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10/12/2018
 


[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource GamesPress.]

New York City, United States - October 11th, 2018 - New York-based independent studio, snowhydra games will debut its long-awaited quirky arcade shooter Zarvot on the Nintendo Switch eShop October 18th for $19.99.

Zarvot is a whimsical game about cubes that sometimes love and sometimes hate each other. Featuring ultra responsive controls rendered at a silky smooth 60fps, Zarvot tasks players with blitzing around as an uncannily anthropomorphic cube, capable of shooting, evading, double jumping, and spinning into opponents with furious relish.

Zarvot features five competitive multiplayer modes ranging from classic Deathmatch, to a sushi collecting scramble, to the Switch-exclusive Joy-Vot wherein one player spawns in enemies to fight their friends. Each match is set in a fully destructible arena full of breakable walls, deathly hazards, and moody weather effects.

Additionally, Zarvot features an entire story-driven single-player campaign, as players assume the role of affable cube Charcoal who goes on a journey with their pal Mustard searching for the perfect way to cheer up their friend on their birthday. This heartwarming journey will take players through nine different zones, featuring fully realized dioramas of an abstract world that operates not unlike our own. These comical, cosmopolitan cubes still need to go to flower shops, ride the metro, and sleep in their beds. In Zarvot, snowhydra takes the most humdrum of inanimate objects, and turns them into some of the most well-realized animated characters you’re likely to find.

“With Zarvot, I wanted to make a game that captures both the joy and malice of competing with your friends; something that’s simultaneously light and breezy, but also chaotic and cathartic,” said Snowhydra Games founder Sam Eng. “Zarvot celebrates both ends of the spectrum, merging its pleasantly tactile aesthetic and sweet characters with savage arcade action. I can’t wait for players to check it out!”

What Critics Are Saying

“It takes a lot for a new four-player battler to get our attention, but this one has some serious secret sauce.” - Ars Technica

“This delightful, all-ages arcade shooter is both cute and competitive.” - Nerdist

Zarvot is a party game with incredibly aggressive cubes” - Bleeding Cool

About snowhydra games

Snowhydra games is an independent game studio founded by New York City-based artist Sam Eng, whose collaborations with Ian Cheng on live art simulation pieces with dynamic AI storytelling have been featured at MOMA, Serpentine, Hirshorn, and the Smithsonian. Snowhydra’s debut title Zarvot will premiere on Nintendo Switch in October 2018.

Learn more at https://snowhydra.com/