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Awkward announced for Switch, releasing next month – from Act It Out! and It’s Quiz Time devs

Posted on May 10, 2018 by (@NE_Brian) in News, Switch eShop

Awkward

Snap Finger Click today announced a new friendships-testing party game for Switch, titled Awkward. The project, made by the developers of It’s Quiz Time, will launch next month on the eShop.

Here’s some information and a trailer:

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.

When the questioning is simple, everything is peachy. But Snap Finger Click’s advice is to play Awkward at your own risk, as across a series of rounds its questions grow less trivial. Don’t be surprised if Awkward teases uncomfortable truths out, sparking debate – but at least you’re all friends, right?

Originally a highly controversial card game, the story goes that Awkward was banned at the end of the 19th century due to the conflict it caused, from bar brawls and slanderous gossiping to family feuds and divorces*. This revival of the game sees it swap the physical card format for easy, controller-passing local multiplayer gameplay.

Streamers can take advantage of Awkward’s built-in compatibility with Mixer, Twitch and YouTube (on all platforms except Switch), hosting the session for – or ‘against’ – up to 500,000 concurrent viewers. No need for a companion app – viewers simply interact via chat to guess the host’s answer. Whether playing locally or streaming online, Awkward will also display how the rest of the world answered each question.

Awkward is due out on June 19. Pricing is set at $9.99 / £9.99 / €12.99 EUR.

Source: Snap Finger Games PR

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