Craving the next great puzzle-platformer to squish its way into your heart? Look no further than South African developer Nyamakop’s gelatinous jumper, Semblance — set to bounce around on Nintendo Switch later this year.


Semblance is a gorgeous game with a colorful, cartoony aesthetic that’s sure to resonate with fans of last year’s seductive side-scroller, The End is Nigh. Dubbed a ‘playdough platformer’ by its creators, players squash and squeeze a brave little blob through all manner of platforming perils by taking creative liberties with the world around him. This clever use of physics is only further enforced by a stunningly atmospheric soundtrack and engaging storyline that encourages exploration, making this is one platforming powerhouse genre fans won’t want to miss.

Not convinced? The game received special honors for its unique gameplay and minimalistic look at multiple gaming shows throughout development. Be sure to squeeze in a moment to watch the official announcement trailer below in all its goopy glory:



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Written by Matthew Weidner

When it comes to playing and writing about video games, Matthew aspires to be the very best, like no one ever was. Writing for Nintendo Wire and the thought of one day finally achieving a perfect, no death Super Meat Boy run fills him with determination.

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