Puzzle game TENS! marks new ground for Kwalee, who have been publishing mobile games since 2011
Leading mobile games publisher Kwalee are set to make their first foray into console gaming with the 2020 Nintendo Switch release of TENS!
Coming to the Nintendo Switch eShop, TENS! is a vastly improved and updated version of the 2017 mobile game of the same name, which has to date been downloaded more than 3 million times. A challenging combination of sudoku style number puzzles and block dropping mechanics, the aim of the game is to place dice on the game board, make TENS! in any row or column and clear the board to win.
Available on launch for the limited special offer of $9.99 TENS! features a variety of game modes to keep players of all ages coming back for more. At the center of this is an adventure mode featuring over 70 levels of unique puzzles and boss battles. Adventure mode sits alongside TENS! ‘endless’ mode where players can challenge themselves to better their high scores, or multiplayer, where friends can really put their skills to the test against one another.
Up until now, Kwalee has solely been focused on publishing mobile games, having released global hits such as Draw It, Shootout 3D, Rocket Sky! and Bake It, which have collectively been downloaded well over 400 million times. While mobile gaming still remains at the core of the Kwalee offering from a publishing and development standpoint, the team feel that the TENS! switch to console is a natural evolution as they continue to grow.
CEO David Darling CBE commented: “Within the past year, we’ve more than doubled in size and this rate of growth goes to show not only our success, but our ambition to keep creating and trying new things. As many of us are avid players of the Switch, releasing a game for the platform was a natural step for us to take.
TENS! is a game we’ve always been proud of and felt it translated to these platforms really well, especially with all of the new added value we’ve built into the game”.
The original creator of TENS!, Kwalee’s Head of Design & Development Simon Platt added: “Mobile gaming is still very much what we’re about here at Kwalee, but as we approach our 10th anniversary in 2021, we want to keep challenging ourselves and trying new things.
Ever since the first release of TENS! back in 2017, we have wanted to do more with this innovative and fun puzzle game. TENS! for Nintendo Switch gives us the opportunity to push the concept further than ever before with additions such as competitive multiplayer and challenging boss battles. I’m excited to see the reception and for what the future holds for us on the Nintendo Switch!”
Set to release in late 2020 on Nintendo Switch, TENS! is a vastly updated version of the 2017 mobile game from Kwalee
Breaking away from the hypercasual mould, TENS! features an all new adventure mode, boss challenges, multiplayer and more