The debate over to what to watch for Valentine’s Day this year has now been settled. You’ll watch nothing. Instead, you and your significant other (or best gaming buddy) can play Degrees of Separation, a new 2D puzzle platformer for Nintendo Switch.

Perfect for Valentine’s Day gaming, Degrees of Separation weaves in the different stages of a relationship amidst a touching narrative delivered through cooperative gameplay.

With one protagonist wielding the forces of heat and the other manipulating cold, players will work together with a partner or friend (or even go solo, controlling both protagonists in tandem) to overcome puzzling obstacles while exploring a lush fantasy world. Can two opposing forces truly coexist and grow closer with such polarity between them? Each of Degrees of Separation’s worlds explores a different stage of a budding relationship – ranging from trust to anger—incorporating varying emotions and gameplay mechanics that change how players must approach each area they traverse. From the ability to create explosions of opposing energy, to constructing platforms with the converging forces flowing between them, dual protagonists Ember and Rime must find ways to work together in order to progress.

And so you know you’re in good hands with this tale, the story was written by industry veteran and fantasy author Chris Avellone (Fallout: New Vegas, Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords). And aren’t tales of budding relationships better when there are dragons involved?

degrees of separation

Gameplay features include:

  • 2D adventure platforming in beautifully crafted worlds with an immersive art style based on the aspects of contrasting temperatures.
  • Environmental puzzles in distinctive worlds and complex puzzles that organically alter situations and surroundings.
  • Diverse landscapes that each introduce a new game mechanic, weaving together gameplay, narrative, and character progression.
  • Single-player and local cooperative multiplayer. An online multiplayer update will arrive shortly after launch.

Degrees of Separation will be available for purchase in the Nintendo eShop for $19.99 on February 14th. In the meantime, visit for more information.