Spyder is an adventure and puzzle game developed by Sumo Digital Ltd. You’ll play as Agent 8, a British robot that’s also a spider, and that’s also a spy. You were created by the British spy agency EP-8 to help to stop the evil organization known as S.I.N. and go where no agent or spider has gone before.
Hello gentle readers, and welcome to the SwitchArcade Round-Up for September 10th, 2020. Wow, what happened yesterday? Ol’ Shaun was sick as a dog, that’s what. Probably food poisoning? I’m not sure, but I’m right as rain today so we’re getting on with the show. Just in time, too. There are tons of new releases, […]
When Spike Chunsoft announced an iOS and Android release for the Danganronpa trilogy, I was very pleased. I’ve played the first two games in the series on literally every platform they have been released on in English and basically adore the series. Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc ($15.99) is the first game in the series and it has arrived on iOS and Android as a premium release with a few enhancements and additions over the console and PC versions.
Annapurna Interactive has consistently been releasing superb experiences on not just iOS but also other platforms over the years. When they announced that If Found… ($4.99) from Dreamfeel would now be published under them, I was intrigued. If Found… has been in the works for a few years now as an interactive visual novel with gorgeous visuals. It finally arrived last week on iOS and PC platforms and it is a perfect fit not only to iOS but also Annapurna Interactive’s portfolio for a variety of reasons.
Anyway, developer Tom Brinton aka Beep Yeah is doing something very clever with one of those types of games. He’s taken the basic framework but blended it with the “kill yourself and use your own dead body as a tool in future runs” mechanic from games like Sometimes You Die ($1.99) or Persephone ($3.99). This game is called Poor Thief! and in it you play the titular Poor Thief who is “cursed with immortality and an insatiable hunger for treasure.” Here’s a trailer.
Have you ever had a nightmare in which you feel like you’re awake? You’ve been through this dream so many times, you’d think you’d know how to wake yourself up from this nightmare. And yet, there you are, fearful, powerless, thinking that your time has finally come.
Way back in the Before Times (December of 2017 to be specific) developer Rhino Games announced an ambitious new card battling game called Mythgard. It was ambitious because they directly mention two titans of the genre, Magic: The Gathering and Hearthstone, and aimed to be somewhere in between the two. Basically the approachability of something like Hearthstone with the depth and strategy of Magic: The Gathering. A tall order to say the least. It’s always dangerous to mention popular and beloved franchises in a genre that you’re hoping to enter, but to their credit Rhino seems to have pulled off what they were aiming for with Mythgard. The game launched in open beta about a year ago on both Steam and mobile, and it has been updated on a more than monthly basis since then.