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In an interview with The OP, Vertex Pop founder Mobeen Fikree says he and his team are working on a new title for the Switch. Vertex Pop previously released Graceful Explosion Machine for the console back in April of last year.

We were overwhelmed with the reception Graceful Explosion Machine received from Nintendo fans, so we’re definitely working on a new game for the Switch.


Another third-party Switch game now supports video capture. Graceful Explosion Machine received its latest update today, adding in the functionality.

Make sure your game is updated to version 1.1.3. You should then be able to record footage like other supported Switch releases.


Graceful Explosion Machine has received a new discount on the Switch eShop. Starting today, the game can be purchased for 30 percent off in both North America and Europe. That brings the price down to $8.99 / €8.99 / £6.99.


A new update has just gone live for Graceful Explosion Machine. If you’ve purchased the game, version 1.1.0 can now be downloaded.

First, Graceful Explosion Machine’s score screen has been redesigned. A new AI system was also created to capture the best part of your run, which is shown on the score screen. Loading should also be nearly twice as fast now.

Vertex Pop says the following about today’s update:

Over on Reddit, developers from Vertex Pop have been conducting an AMA about its recently-released Switch game Graceful Explosion Machine. Initial sales, potential plans for more content in the future, how the team implemented HD Rumble, and more were all discussed.

Notable responses from the AMA about these topics and more are below. You can catch up on the full AMA here.

Graceful Explosion Machine is making its way to the Switch eShop next Thursday. For an early look at the game, view the video below containing 31 minutes of footage.

Update: Bumped to the top. The North American eShop has updated with a similar listing and confirms the same date. Priced at $12.99.

Original: A significant indie game is launching for Switch in Europe next week. Based on an eShop listing, Graceful Explosion Machine will be available on April 6.

Here’s a look at the eShop page:

Graceful Explosion Machine hasn’t been dated for North America yet, but it shouldn’t be too far behind. And of course, the eShop is region free, so regional release dates don’t matter quite as much as they do on Wii U and 3DS.

New footage from the Switch version of Graceful Explosion Machine is now available to watch. You can check it out below.

Indie developer Vertex Pop has announced a new Switch game Graceful Explosion Machine, a “dazzlingly intense shoot-em-up”.

We have the following overview:

“Skillfully pilot the advanced Graceful Explosion Machine (GEM) fighter while blasting swarms of crystalline enemies with your ludicrously overpowered quad-weapon array! Lost in deep space, you’ll shoot, dash and combo your way through jewel-hued alien worlds, fighting to find a way home.”

Graceful Explosion Machine will release during Switch’s launch window. You can expect the game on the eShop sometime during spring.

Nintendo of America indie game manager Kirk Scott said of the news:

“Graceful Explosion Machine fits perfectly as a premiere indie game in our launch window lineup. It reflects the diversity and breadth of the kinds of top-notch games we’re looking for on the Nintendo Switch system.”

Watch a trailer for Graceful Explosion Machine below: