Joggernauts, a Co-op Auto-Runner Game, is Coming to Nintendo Switch

Joggernauts, a colorful two-to-four player co-operative auto-runner game inspired by Bit.Trip Runner, is coming to the Nintendo Switch.

on August 9, 2018 11:57 AM

Publisher Graffiti Games and developer Space Mace revealed today that their co-operative party game Joggernauts will be Nintendo Switch-bound. The game is a two-to-four player auto-runner, inspired by titles like Bit.Trip Runner, New Super Mario Bros. Wii, Space Team, and even the Bop It toy.

The gameplay of the cleverly-titled Joggernauts has players taking turns as “the head of a jogging team of alien athletes” through color-coded, obstacle-filled platforming levels. The mechanics are reminiscent of that of Ikaruga and Runbow, with players of certain colors having to switch to get past obstacles with the same colors. And in the spirit of teamwork, all players share the same number of lives, and will win and lose levels together.

But even with this emphasis on teamwork and coordination, Space Mace also revealed that the game will have a single-player component. The same switching gameplay is retained, but the player will have to control two characters at once—so you better be well-coordinated by yourself.

Joggernauts is coming to the Switch sometime in 2018, with an additional release on Steam, though the announcement and accompanying trailer largely focused on the Switch release. For a closer look at the game, you can check out the aforementioned trailer below:

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Chris is a writer based in the Philadelphia area—with their eyes set on New York City. Ever since they were gifted a Nintendo 64 as a child, they have been gaming since. They are currently writing for film website Flixist, podcasting for Marvel News Desk, and was an editorial intern for Paste Magazine, writing gaming news, features and reviews. They graduated from Carnegie Mellon University with a creative writing major.