Out Of Line

Platform(s): Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
Genre: Puzzle
Publisher: Hatinh Interactive
Developer: Nerd Monkeys
Release Date: Summer 2021

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'Out Of Line' Nintendo Switch Launch In North America Delayed Until Next Month

by Rainier on July 7, 2021 @ 2:04 p.m. PDT

Out Of Line is an adventure/platformer game filled with beautiful puzzles all hand-drawn in a unique 2D style.

Inspired by Studio Ghibli and impressionist artwork, Out Of Line is a hand-painted children’s book brought to life. The title depicts the adventures of a young man named San who must evade searchlights and mechanical claws in order to escape The Factory’s assembly line and realize his true identity. Dive into a story set in a mysterious world that is revealed through multiple chapters.

Out Of Line’s mechanics revolve around San’s spear, which can be strategically placed to climb walls, activate switches, operate platforms, halt machinery and more. Puzzles will encourage players to experiment and learn through trial and error. As San collects memory fragments and solves increasingly challenging obstacles, players will experience emotional moments that will make them question whether the protagonist was better off remaining where he started.

Out Of Line’s narrative is told through its beautiful hand painted artistic landscape which points to relevant topics such as oppression, isolation, courage, optimism and hope. Players can expect to mull over philosophical depictions in between puzzle segments, especially as they relate to human existentialism in the age of technology.

Though the world may seem mysterious at first glance, players will steadily find themselves relating to San and his experiences as each chapter unfolds.

Developer Nerd Monkeys and Publisher Hatinh Interactive have announced that Out of Line is now available on Switch in Europe, but has unfortunatly been delayed in North America until August 18, 2021.

“Out of Line is an intelligent and poetic quest for identity told through a collection of interactive masterpieces,” says Francisco Santos, Lead Artist at Nerd Monkeys. “It pushes artistic innovation beyond pixels, inviting players to relax and reflect as they guide San toward liberty.”

Key Features

  • Enjoy dozens of beautiful puzzles
  • Learn to master the mechanics of the spear
  • Interact with beautiful hand-drawn environments
  • Learn from extraordinary characters
  • Discover what San’s story means to you

Currently available available for PC (Steam), Out Of Line is coming to Nintendo Switch on August 18, 2021 with PS4 and Xbox One versions to follow later this year.


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