If you’re in the market for something a bit different To play on your Switch, you should probably take a look at SGC – Short Games Collection # 1.
Technically offering five games in one, this collection is made up of short, bite-sized gaming experiences that are sure to be on the most distinctively different end of the scale. They’re designed to be super fast – the collection’s eShop listing states that “you can play from start to finish and still have time to enjoy the other good things in life,” which, let’s face it, isn’t a bad thing. .
From the main game menu, you can access the five games included: The garden of good weather, Swallow the sea, A game literally about how to do your taxes, Ghostein, and Uranus. Judging from the new trailer and these colorful screenshots below, it looks like players could have a pretty wild time:
If you liked any of the above, the developer Nerd Monkeys kindly sent more information to Nintendo Life that can answer some of your questions about the games and the idea behind this collection …
And that it is the collection of short games?
the Short game collection is a series of collaborative work between game developers from around the world and Nerdy monkeys, to publish games that respect the player’s time and are focused on keeping the scope of game development sustainable, allowing creativity to shine.
Heavily inspired by all other short form art media such as short films, the intention with this and future short games is to say a lot with less, to have the opportunity to be irreverent, to credit and highlight independent game developers and to provide the gamer with a wide variety of gaming experiences in a friendly and accessible format.
We thought, “Do you remember the demo discs? Those were nice …” and we jumped to our desks at home and started working hard on it. How could we enhance that experience, elevate it, and make it in a way that served and represented well? to games and their developers? We wanted even the menu to “feel”, so we invited an artist to express herself however she wanted, no limits were imposed other than “menu-like features”, and the result ended up being something special.
Our mission is to tell the world how amazing short games Sometimes this unloved subcategory of games can give you amazing experiences that work great in a short form, delicious bite-sized gaming experiences that you can play in one sitting, start to finish, if you wish.
But what exactly is a short game?
A short game for us is a video game that you can play from start to finish in a single session during that Sunday afternoon that you have free. It can be a couple of minutes or a couple of hours. We agree that this is an arbitrary and vague choice on our part, but we need a starting point to develop this idea, so we see this definition as a fluid and constantly evolving concept. Let’s find out together what short games are!
Nerd Monkeys, I’ve never heard of them, who are they?
What we are unveiling today is not only the first Short Game Collection or the fact that we are already developing a second, it is also an important milestone that we are working very hard towards. After eight years as an independent studio, today we also call ourselves an independent editor. Now we proudly have Mafalda Duarte at the helm of Nerd Monkeys Development and veteran Diogo Vasconcelos guiding Nerd Monkeys Publishing, this is a new Nerd Monkeys discovering who we are on the fly and we just wanted to say hello, it is very Nice to meet you.
If you are intrigued by the concept, you may want to consider pre-ordering to benefit from a 20% discount. The game is currently available to buy for $ 15.99, down from the $ 19.99 starting price it will have after launch.
SGC – Short Games Collection will be released on October 1. Will you see this one?