The Spectrum Retreat Will Release for Nintendo Switch on September 13th

Dan Smith, developer, and designer, and Ripstone Games is bringing sci-fi puzzler, The Spectrum Retreat, to the Nintendo Switch

on September 8, 2018 10:49 AM

BAFTA Young Game Designer winner, Dan Smith, and publisher, Ripstone Games, are finally bringing their complex color-coded puzzler, The Spectrum Retreat to the Nintendo Switch on September 13th, a game that was previously released on PC, PS4, and Xbox One.

Dan Smith needs no introduction, but just in case you haven’t heard of him before, Dan won his first BAFTA Young Game Designers Award in 2016 when he was only 18 years old. Since then he has gone from strength to strength with publisher Ripstone Games partnering up with him to make The Spectrum Retreat.

The Spectrum Retreat places players into the shoes of a guest at an extremely weird and surreal hotel called The Penrose, where nothing is as it seems. You’ve no idea why or how you got here, but apparently, it’s been a long time. Quite understandably, you want to get the hell out of here, but to do that you need to solve a lot of puzzles, complex color-coded puzzles, in an effort to uncover the true purpose of The Penrose and to escape.

Developer and Designer Dan Smith says:

“Developing The Spectrum Retreat took up nearly a quarter of my life, launching it earlier this year was a massive moment for me and I’m delighted that Nintendo Switch owners will finally get a chance to experience it.”

In June, The Spectrum Retreat gave us an eleven-minute look of gameplay with developer Dan Smith talking us through the various stages of play.

The Spectrum Retreat will release on the Nintendo Switch September 13th, where it will cost £9.99 / €12.99 / $12.99; the game will be available in Europe and North America, with a release in Germany and Russia to follow later in 2018. Meanwhile, you can check out the game’s announcement trailer, below:

Rachael, who is from Ireland, has been gaming for over 25 years. First exploring the gaming universe with a Nintendo Game & Watch as a young child, and following that through with ZX Spectrum, Commodore 64 and Atari. Nowadays you can find her playing on the Switch, PS4 or Xbox One. She's a huge lover of Naughty Dog, declaring The Last Of Us to be her favorite in recent times. When not gaming, she enjoys playing the guitar, nature, reading and going on mindless adventures.