A brand new gaming universe known as Ira has been confirmed for release on the Nintendo Switch by the creator on Twitter today.

 

 
Previously announced for other devices, like iOS, Android and PC, this independent point-and-click game will allow you to navigate “through a world of intimate 3D spaces as well as serene, minimalist landscapes. Allow a creeping tension to build in an immersive world as you explore alien landscapes, relive past events, and watch as the nature of reality becomes porous and untrustworthy.”

The intricately woven story began as a simple Kickstarter and from there grew into a success for both the developer, Ore Creative, and those who contributed to the project. Thanks to the wonderfully in depth description, we’ve been given a rather clear glimpse of what we can expect from Ira.

Learn about a rich and deep alternate timeline where knowledge and expansion as a planet took precedent over war and petty differences. Nations realized the potential for technological innovation and rallied to push science and engineering to its limits, thrusting humanity into the space-age in the early 20th century.

The great inventors of the era were the heroes of society, and an excitement for the progress of mankind surged over the Earth. But greed and inequality were only nurtured by these leaps of advancement, ever widening the gap between the rich and the laboring classes.

This is the world Ira knows, but what lies beyond the bounds of Earth and Mars? A star looms just within reach, a place that draws the attention of both corporations and willful adventurers. Its nature unlike anything seen before, calling into question all that is known about our world, and about our very selves. The universe of Ira is a strange and wonderful place, full of complexity and surprising elegance. But don’t wait to experience the Ira universe; new pieces of Lore will be released every few days, allowing you to get a head start in immersing yourself into the world that could have been.

Accompanying the rich story are music that perfectly complements the emotionally driven scenes and delightfully eerie and simplistic aesthetics specially fine-tuned for Ira.

The news about the Nindie game hitting the Switch was just announced today, so there’s no official word of a release date yet — but you can expect to hear about it here as soon as the information is made available.

Get a better idea of what this haunting game has to offer Switch owners by watching the preview video below, and head on over to Ira’s Kickstarter page for all the details.

 

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Written by Lauren Musni
Creative Director, Managing Editor

Designer and writer by day, gamer by night, Lauren dreams big when it comes to creative endeavors. Perhaps that's why she's taken on the roles of creative director and managing editor for Nintendo Wire. If she had a video game superhero alias, it might just be The Visionary, a true keeper of imaginative order.

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