Snap Finger Click was founded in November 2015 and specialises in building a new generation of games for people who want to play together. This time, their brainchild is called Awkward, a Switch game that is NOT for children. The trailer for this game, better defining the restrictions is embedded below
The Switch being referred to and assumed as a children’s console, receives its most adult title yet. Awkward is a simple proposition on paper, inviting players to answer a series of questions about themselves, choosing between two distinct answers. The twist comes when fellow players must guess how the first one responded each time, testing how well they know each other. Guess correctly, and the game recognises and rewards the compatibility. Playable by between one and six participants, cooperatively or competitively, Awkward’s fiendish questioning will test relationships and disclose secrets that participants never intended to reveal.
Sounds pleasant enough – but its makers’ advice is to play Awkward at your own risk, as across a series of rounds its questions grow significantly less trivial. Don’t be surprised if Awkward teases out some uncomfortable truths, sparking (hopefully good-natured) debate amongst its players. It happens to be the ultimate party game to get people out of their shoes and into the playing field, revealing stuff and opening up secrets. While making people come out of their comfort zones, Awkward breaks the ice ever so perfectly, making it rather amazing for social gatherings, informal ones, of course. Awkward offers Nintendo Switch owners the freedom to enjoy pad-passing fun both at home in front of the TV, and on the move thanks to the Nintendo Switch’s handheld mode.
Awkward is also available now for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC (Steam). On these platforms, streamers can take advantage of Awkward’s Live Mode, offering built-in compatibility with Mixer, Twitch and YouTube. Players can host a session for up to 500,000 concurrent viewers, and the audience can interact via the chat to guess the host’s answers. Whether playing locally or streaming online, Awkward will also display how the rest of the world answered each question. Sadly enough, this mode is not yet available to play on the Switch.
The game is available today for all the platforms above. It can be downloaded from their respective online stores. It can be downloaded for the Switch too, from the Nintendo eShop. It runs the player $11.99.