Indie studio Snowhydra Games revealed that their boxy party game Zarvot is releasing on the Switch for $19.99 on October 18.
Originally featured in the 2018 Nindies Showcase, Zarvot is primarily a multiplayer game for up to four people. Each player will take control of a cube, and through different modes players will shoot and evade each other. Those who prefer playing solo can also enjoy the game’s singleplayer campaign, featuring cubes Charcoal and Mustard.
There’s also a release date trailer that features multiple gameplay footage, and you can watch that here. In the meantime, read below to learn more about the game.
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.