Publisher Bedtime Digital Games, along with developer Mads & Friends, have announced plans for a Switch version of The Forest Quartet. It’s due out on November 17, 2023.
The Forest Quartet – the winner of the IGF in Excellence in Audio of 2023 – is a 3D narrative puzzler about about a band and its lead singer who passed away. Three unique acts are included for the remaining band members: Kirk the pianist, JB the bassist, and Sebastian. The game has players traveling into their minds as the spirit of the singer to reignite their musical spark for one last farewell concert.
More information can be found in the following overview:
The Forest Quartet is a 3D narrative puzzler about a gone, but not forgotten, lead singer. Play her spirit and travel through 3 acts unique to the members of her band for a final farewell concert. Face their emotions, solve puzzles and fight the corruption plaguing their souls.
Something strange has taken over the once green and lush nature that Kirk would draw his inspiration from. The fungus slowly creeps and turns growth into decay. Use the power of your voice to restore the forest.
The forest has become an abyss of darkness. Creatures have awoken from the depths of the underground, swarming JB’s house. Find the light that once existed to reignite JB’s musical spark.
A volcano has erupted, spitting lava out into the nearby forest causing fires and destruction. Reestablish a system of water in the deep underground and reconnect lost pipes to stop the volcanic eruption.
- Spirit Power: Sing to interact with objects, create light with your fingertips. Glide, float, and transform into butterflies to explore the band members’ psyches.
- Listen Closely: Environments and objects add unique layers to the soundtrack. Whether it be crackling forest fires or the cold winds from the deep caverns.
- A Story of Life: Live through heartbreak and loss. Recover from grief and restore the band’s musical spark.
- Relaxing Gameplay: No written descriptions or instructions, progressively gain powers for your travels.
Check out a trailer for The Forest Quartet below.
The game will be sold on the Switch eShop for $9.99.