Indie publisher FINJI, who has put out some rather splendid titles on Switch including Chicory: A Colorful Tale and Night In The Woods, has announced that Northway Games’ I Was A Teenage Exocolonist will be coming to Switch on 25th August.
Described as a “coming-of-age narrative RPG” with card-based battles, it was previously confirmed for PlayStations 4 and 5 (plus PC and Mac) and now Nintendo’s console joins the mix. The game sees you growing up on Vertumna, a beautiful though potentially dangerous planet where humans have set up an extraterrestrial colony. Life is rewarding but tough as the colonists work to build a future for themselves and their families, and you’ll be making all sorts of life choices as you grow from a child to an adult over the course of the game.
Explore, grow up, and fall in love. The choices you make and skills you master over ten years will determine the course of your life and the survival of your colony.
You can check out the trailer above to get an idea of how the narrative and card-based gameplay blend together.
Pleasingly, the game will come with some Switch-specific features, including a UI designed to be readable on the console’s smaller screen in handheld mode (hurrah!) and touchscreen integration. Those might be small points for some, but it’s incredible how many Switch games launch don’t have easily readable text, especially for Switch Lite players.
While not useful for Switch-only gamers, a demo of the game will be available on Steam from 7th July 10am ET until 10th July 11:59 ET. You can also get a sneak peak of the developer’s brand of choose-your-own narrative storytelling via an introductory Twitter thread:
We’re going to be speaking with the developers soon, so look out for our interview with Northway at a later date. In the meantime, let us know your initial impressions of I Was A Teenage Exocolonist below.