She Remembered Caterpillars is a dreamlike, abstract puzzler that explores love and loss. It’s also heading to the Nintendo Switch on March 28.
The game was nominated for Excellence in Visual Art in the 2017 Independent Games Festival. It’s no surprise why, as it features painstakingly hand-drawn art, set amidst a beautiful world.
In She Remembered Caterpillars, players will explore fractured relationships, loss and grief in a scientist’s experiment to save her father. During a series of chapters, you’ll discover the intricacies of this strange dreamscape filled with adorable little creatures called Gammies, while eavesdropping on her heartbreaking tale.
There are 40 brain-teasing puzzles to solve. These involve leading the charming Gammies, each with a distinct color, through matching gates and to their goals. Difficulty builds in every act with challenging new color-based mechanics ingrained in the living architecture of the world, including bridges and flora that can only be passed by Gammies of certain hues. Designed with accessibility in mind, each Gammie color is associated with a shape so that colorblind players can also enjoy the fun.
The game features haunting tunes by the composer of Deponia and Galaxy on Fire. She Remembered Caterpillars is designed to be a relaxing environment, projected by its ethereal aesthetic combined with sounds that soothe the soul and intuitive puzzle designs.
She Remembered Caterpillars will hit the Switch later this month, on March 28. In the meantime, check out the trailer below and let us know whether you’ll be playing this one when it’s available.
Source: Jumpsuit Entertainment