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Awkward

Platform(s): Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
Genre: Puzzle
Developer: Snap Finger Click
Release Date: June 19, 2018

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'Awkward' (ALL) Delayed On Switch Until Next Month - Trailer

by Rainier on June 22, 2018 @ 9:10 a.m. PDT

Awkward is the ultimate test on finding out how well friends, couples, and family know each other as players are asked to answer increasingly uncomfortable questions in secret, while their companions try to guess the outcome.

Designed to be played by between one and six friends, cooperatively or competitively in teams, Awkward’s fiendish questioning is set to test relationships and disclose secrets that participants never intended to reveal. The game features over 5,000 questions, written by Danny Gallagher (Quiplash, Fibbage 2) and Joanna Haslam (Buzz!, It’s Quiz Time).

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 planned for release on June 19, 2018, the Nintendo Switch version has been delayed until July 5, 2018.

The PC (Steam), PS4 and Xbox One versions include a special Live Mode allowing players to stream directly and interactively to an online audience of up to 500,000 people on Twitch, Mixer, or YouTube. Live Mode is not available on the Nintendo Switch version of Awkward.

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 currently available for PS4, Xbox One, and PC (Steam), the a Nintendo Switch is scheduled for July 5, 2018, priced at £9.99 / €12,99 EUR / $11.99 USD.


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