Circuit Dude – a top-down, tile-based puzzler which originally launched on Steam in 2017 – is set to arrive on Nintendo Switch later this month, it’s been confirmed.
The game has you helping the titular Circuit Dude to build his ultimate secret invention. As you can see in the trailer above, you’ll be doing this by plugging in chips, pushing blocks, stepping on switches, rotating walls and more, with 120 levels to beat in total. There’s also an in-game level editor which lets you make your own levels and share them online for your friends to play.
Here’s an official gameplay description:
Gameplay is simple: Guide Circuit Dude over every socket in order to plug in microchips. After all sockets are filled in, the exit portal activates, which let’s you advance to the next level. But be careful! Once you plug a chip into a socket, you’re not able to walk back over that spot. You have to be clever in how you navigate through a level; Otherwise, you’ll block yourself from getting to the exit. Along the way, you’ll come across over 10 different and interesting tile mechanics, such as rotating walls, teleportation pads, buttons and switches you can stand on, trap doors, blocks that need to be pushed, electric probes, conveyor belts, and others!
You have unlimited lives and there are no active enemies. The only way to die in Circuit Dude is to kill yourself. It’s a puzzle game where if you get stuck or die, it’s your fault. It has a great sense of challenge with that awesome “Ah Ha!” moment when you solve another level.
It’s scheduled for release on Switch in “late February”, so make sure to keep an eye out for this one on the eShop towards the end of the month if you’re interested.
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