Publisher and co-producer ARTE has just released the critically acclaimed Type:Rider and Vandals, both developed by Cosmografik, as well as the avant-garde title Homo Machina by Darjeeling on Nintendo Switch. ARTE's playful approach to cultural exploration can be felt in all these three games, which discover the history of typography, global street art, and a Fritz Kahn inspired human body factory.
Vandals is a turn-based puzzle game that lets players explore street art, create their own artwork, and evade the authorities. Along the way, players will discover the evolution of street art through the works of 40 real-life, iconic street artists, and learn how they have influenced urban culture in the iconic street art cities Paris, New York, Berlin, Tokyo, and Sao Paulo. The Nintendo Switch™ version is priced at €4.49 / £4.09 / $3.99.
Type:Rider is an adventure puzzle game that allows players to discover the history and secrets of fonts and characters. Players must guide two dots through the ages of typographic styles and techniques from the rock paintings of prehistoric times to the fonts we use today. Type:Rider takes players through different levels, collecting letters of the alphabet and solving riddles in a captivating musical and visual environment. The Nintendo Switch™ version is priced at €3.49 / £3.19 / $2.99.
Homo Machina invites players to see inside the human body, as viewed through the unique aesthetic lens of the work of Fritz Kahn. The gameplay is straightforward and intuitive, the player instructing the on-screen staff to oversee the human body’s many and varied functions - from eating and breathing to controlling emotions and monitoring the nervous system. The game illustrates, with charismatic artwork and animation, poetic narration and uplifting music, the beauty of Kahn's enduring imagery. The Nintendo Switch™ version is priced at €3.49 / £3.19 / $2.99.