ART SQOOL, the experimental game that boosts your creativity, will hit Nintendo Switch this October
Julian Glander’s art school simulator that combines the exploration of the amazing world with the performance of creative tasks will soon be available on Nintendo Switch, thanks to the collaboration of Glander with RedDeerGames, Indie Game Developer and Publisher.
ART SQOOL FOR NINTENDO SWITCH
Switch version has new features. It’s been created with Nintendo’s console in mind and it makes use of the console’s touch screen and stylus – which makes painting a lot more enjoyable.
“The graphic sensibility and sense of humor from a lot of early Nintendo titles were a big influence on my artistic practice, so it is a pretty major honor to be on the same platform as some of my all-time favorites. I’m also really super psyched to see what people make using the touch screen”, said Glander.
SPARK YOUR CREATIVITY
In ART SQOOL you are Froshmin, and it’s your freshman year. Create art, explore the beautiful, mysterious, sprawling campus, and complete tasks given to you by the professor.
The professor is a neural network, an art-trained A.I., as well as your faculty advisor. He uses his high-tech capabilities to objectively grade your work. The campus is spread over a number of floating islands and filled with bizarrely shaped objects and bizarre plants. In addition to that, you can fly around.
Sometimes you might be asked to transfer a specific object from the game area to the virtual canvas, at another point you will have to paint a horse… But usually, you can just let your imagination run wild – this is a game that will certainly spark your creativity. Don’t worry that you might not be an artist. ART SQOOL will prove that you are.
But there is no painting without brushes, right? You can collect quite a few new brushes – although you will have to find them first! Over a dozen of them are hidden around the campus area. Get them all!
“ART SQOOL is definitely saying something about the state of arts education, and how art and creativity relate to and often pushes against the rigid systems of our world. But you could also just turn your brain off and have a great time drawing and exploring and listening to the music”, said Glander.
- BE CREATIVE. The professor is a really cool dude. And painting is all about having fun, so go crazy! Over 200 inspiring prompts will help you break through any creative block.
- EXPLORE AMAZING CAMPUS. You’ve never seen anything like it.
- RELAX. OK, there might be some challenges in the game, but it also gives the players an opportunity to unwind: you can relax to chillout music and slow tempo of the game.
- BECOME A COLLECTOR. Find and collect cool brushes to help you in your artistic process. There are numerous extras hidden around the map, like a wiggle brush, rainbow pencil, and… a mop.