New Zealand developer Marker gained critical acclaim when their puzzle-platformer Samsara launched on PC and Android platforms. Now an expanded version, Samsara Deluxe, is available on the Switch eShop in Europe for £7.99, with an American launch coming January 10th, 2019 for $9.99. Samsara's puzzles are based on both portals and the duality of light and dark, as you guide hoodie-wearing protagonist Zee through a series of levels that looks like an M.C.-Escher fever dream. The Switch port has an additional 24 mind-bending levels. If you want a taste of the gameplay there's even a Switch trailer below.
AWARD-WINNING PUZZLE GAME SAMSARA DELUXE OUT TODAY FOR NINTENDO SWITCH IN EUROPE!
A brand new version of Marker’s haunting puzzle game of echoes, contrasts and discovery is now available – with the debut of 24 bonus levels for Switch!
Auckland, 31 Dec 2018: Marker today announced that Samsara Deluxe is now available from the Nintendo eShop in Europe priced £7.99 (GBP). It will be released on 10 January 2019 in North America, priced $9.99 (USD). Players will embark on a voyage of discovery and awakening with Zee and a mysterious shadow – through light and dark, across the upside-down and the right side-up to their eventual freedom.
The extended Switch version adds 24 never-before-seen puzzles set in a new ethereal environment, with gameplay enhanced by a new elevator block type. Samara Deluxe operates in TV, tabletop or handheld mode (with full touchscreen support).
Samsara won the award “That Game like Clockwork” at Play By Play Awards 2018, as well as a further three nominations for excellence. Samsara was also a finalist at MomoCon 2018 and Unite Melbourne 2017.
Samsara Deluxe is a beautiful, reflective puzzle game set in a world of echoes where players guide a child safely to the exit by dropping blocks of different shapes and properties into a world of two dimensions split by a pool. Simple mechanics conceal complex interactions involving gravity, balance, redirection and teleportation, with a twist: everything added in the upside down world below reflects in the world above.
Samsara Deluxe for Switch features over 100 levels across 7 hand-detailed realms, each with hidden “Easter Eggs” to uncover, and is hand-crafted by a team of experienced developers in New Zealand.
Critical reception for the Xbox One release:
“Samsara will go down as one of my Game of the Year contenders and I’ll be hard pressed to find a more unique, enchanting experience” The Geekiverse 9.75 / 10
“Almost a flawless performance” Gamereality, 5/5
“Zee found a place in my heart” LifeisXbox, 8.6 / 10
Auckland, New Zealand-based Marker is a veteran development studio with over 75 games under its belt, including major contract titles such as Disney’s puzzler Crash, Boom, Ham! and its own properties such as popular word game AlphaJax. Samsara is its latest original release, for Xbox One, Windows 10, macOS, Steam (PC and Mac), iOS / Android and now Switch.