S NIP PER CLIPS: CUT IT OUT, TO­GETHER

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De­vel­oper TBA Pub­lisher Nin­tendo Ori­gin TBA Re­lease March

In this qui­etly de­light­ful co­op­er­a­tive game. two play­ers each con­trol a charm­ing avatar, and are able to cut strips off their part­ner to solve sin­gle-screen puz­zles. At first you’ll trim each other down to form sim­ple shapes, but be­fore long you’ll be mak­ing bas­ket­ball shots, sharp­en­ing pen­cils and pop­ping bal­loons. As anyone who’s ever as­sem­bled flat-pack fur­ni­ture with a part­ner will at­test, the key to suc­cess is a mix of com­mu­ni­ca­tion, ex­e­cu­tion and a cool head, but there’s al­most as much fun to be had in mess­ing it up – and mess­ing with each other – as there is in ex­e­cut­ing a plan per­fectly. Based on a game made by a two-per­son UK team and first showed off at GDC 2015, it’s not just a pleas­ant sur­prise as a game but for what it tells us about Nin­tendo’s at­ti­tude to­wards indies. On cur­rent ev­i­dence, Switch is go­ing to need their sup­port.

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