Apogee Entertainment has announced its arrival as the return of the “ original indie game developer ” and has confirmed a title for Switch in the process. Formerly Apogee Software, it made a name for itself by supporting and publishing IP addresses and titles such as Wolfenstein 3D, Duke Nukem and Max Payne at the time, and this revived business is led by original founder Scott Miller and CEO Terry Nagy.
It’s interesting for seasoned gamers to see the company reemerge, but what about the game? This is Residual from developer OrangePixel, which is described as “a new breed of survival platform.” Although it uses procedurally generated steps, stay with us, because it looks rather interesting on approach. It’s really about survival and exploration, combat is not a major factor; it’s due out later this year:
Unpredictable but accessible, Residual welcomes players into a nonviolent survival experience with limitless possibilities and without traditional combat. Jump and descend through colorful and highly detailed pixel art reminiscent of classic 2D platforms. Solve light puzzles to reveal the secrets of a long-lost civilization. Select a male, female, or non-binary protagonist. Customize survival settings like how fast time moves. Race to repair the ship, unearth ancient secrets or collect data entries on thousands of unknown objects and life forms. You’ll also have your sneaky and sometimes useful Personal Disaster (PDB) bot with you along the way.
One for the wishlist? Let us know, and if you’re old enough to remember Apogee Software from the days, let us know what types of indie games you’d like to see supported.