GRIDD: RETROENHANCED NOW AVAILABLE ON THE NINTENDO SWITCH
Kongregate adds to its growing list of Switch titles with hacker-inspired arcade shooter.
San Francisco (June 6, 2018) – Kongregate, a leading publisher of mobile, PC, and web games, teams with the indie developers at Antab Studio to launch GRIDD: Retroenhanced on the Nintendo Switch. This marks the second Switch release for Kongregate and the first for the Italian indie developer, Antab Studio.
GRIDD: Retroenhanced is an intense arcade-style shoot ’em up heavily influenced by ’80s hacker culture and cyberpunk. Players will fly their ships through a computer system filled with an evolving set of glowing gates, obstacles, and enemies as they attempt to take down an unrelenting security mainframe in a nod to previous rogue computers of the cinema world. With its pulsing synthwave soundtrack by Melbourne-based musician Dream Fiend, and its early home computing style, GRIDD takes a classic era and evolves it into a modern arcade experience.
GRIDD: Retroenhanced twists the tough-as-nails difficulty of classic arcade games by constantly adapting the difficulty to the player’s in-game performance. As players succeed and gain mastery of each element of the game, those elements become more difficult in future encounters. Likewise, obstacles too difficult to beat will relax until they reach just the right difficulty for the player. “The goal is to always keep the game at just the right difficulty level for the player, we never wanted it to be easy,” said Andrea Tabacco, CEO & Founder of Antab. GRIDD: Retroenhanced can be further enhanced on the Nintendo Switch by attaching a Joy-Con and engaging in “Power Glove Mode,” which lets players control the game using motion controls.
“GRIDD: Retroenhanced is the result of a generation of kids growing up in arcades,” said John Cooney, Senior BD Manager at Kongregate. “It’s fun to watch the team get inspiration for Switch features from classic Nintendo products and game design.”
Players can launch their craft in GRIDD: Retroenhanced today on the Nintendo Switch ($11.99), rated E for Everyone. You can find additional information about the game at the website and get the latest news on the official Facebook and Twitter accounts.
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Kongregate is a leading cross-platform game publisher and web gaming destination. Kongregate’s publishing focuses on free to play mid- and hard-core titles across mobile, PC, and consoles. Working closely with mobile game developers, Kongregate publishing provides consulting, analytics, marketing, launch support, and game features such as cross promotion, guilds, and chat. Kongregate’s mobile games have been downloaded tens of millions of times and have hundreds of millions of gameplays. Kongregate’s web platform features over 100,000 free games played by tens of millions of gamers per month. Kongregate is a part of leading international digital entertainment group MTG, and is based in San Francisco. The company was founded in 2006 by brother-and-sister team Jim and Emily Greer.
About Antab Studio
Antab Studio is a small indie team of 3 based in Milan, Italy. The team is directed by Andrea Tabacco, a 11 year veteran of various studios including Ubisoft and Forge Reply. They have produced a variety of of mobile and PC titles, headlined by the GRIDD series of games for Windows Phone and Android devices.