< Back to Press Releases

Meditative Parallel Puzzle Game Semispheres Coming to Nintendo Switch™ on September 14th

Reunite Two Worlds in Vivid Helix’s Contemplative Dual Reality Puzzler

Calgary, Canada - September 7th, 2017 - Indie studio Vivid Helix today announced that Semispheres , its meditative parallel puzzle game, will launch on the eShop for Nintendo Switch™ on September 14th in North America and Europe. Semispheres is a beautiful, 2D puzzle game, with a gorgeous, synth-led soundtrack by Sid Barnhoorn, composer of Antichamber and The Stanley Parable, that places dual realities at the heart of its challenge. Featuring a bichromatic art style comprised of warm blues and oranges, it’s a game that seeks to reunite two parallel worlds.

"With its unique single-player split-screen mechanic, Semispheres challenges your mind by putting you in control of two characters at the same time,” said Radu Muresan, designer of Semispheres . “With a minimalist art style and a soundtrack by visionary composer Sid Barnhoorn, we are excited to launch Semispheres on the eShop for a new generation of Nintendo Switch players.”

In Semispheres , each analogue stick controls a different avatar in environments that might initially appear identical but reveal profound differences crucial to progression. Portals allow the avatars to enter each other's reality, creating fiendishly complex inter-dimensional puzzles, with success reliant on methodical planning and skilful execution. It’s not all esoteric brain workouts, though. Tension is introduced through the sentries that guard these worlds, whose fields of vision you must evade in order to find safe passage and the eventual resynchronisation of the worlds.

With fiendish puzzles that escalate in complexity, Semispheres presents a real challenge for both puzzle aficionados and newcomers to the genre alike. Yet the game’s beautiful audio and visual presentation ensure things never get too much, making it as soothing an experience as it is challenging. Semispheres is also available on PC through Steam and for PlayStation 4 on the PlayStation Store.  

For the official website visit: http://semispher.es/

Like Vivid Helix on Twitter: https://twitter.com/VividHelix

About Vivid Helix

Vivid Helix an independent studio located in Calgary, Canada that was founded by Radu Muresan in 2010. After a series of successful mobile releases for children and in the puzzle genre, Semispheres is the studio’s debut console and PC release.

MEDIA CONTACT

Plan of Attack on behalf of Vivid Helix

Chris Clarke

chris@planofattack.biz

 

Games Press

Games Press is the leading online resource for games journalists. Used daily by magazines, newspapers, TV, radio, online media and retailers worldwide, it offers a vast, constantly updated archive of press releases and assets, and is the simplest and most cost-effective way for PR professionals to reach the widest possible audience. Registration for the site and the Games Press email digest is available, to the trade only, at www.gamespress.com