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Niche Spotlight – Will You Snail?

Will You Snail?

Today’s Niche Spotlight is Will You Snail?, a colorful precision platformer about a devious AI by Jonas Tyroller.

You play as a snail trapped in a neon-lit simulation by a demented AI squid determined to stop you at all costs. As you jump through each level, the AI will attempt to predict your movements, setting up traps, hazards, and enemies that you’ll need to dodge on the fly. Complete optional puzzle challenges and secrets to uncover the truth behind the AI.

You can find a launch trailer below.

Will You Snail? is available on Windows PC (via Steam), Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S for $14.99.

You can find a rundown (via Steam) below:

Fast paced precision platforming. AI spawned traps. Cocky voice lines. Combat. Puzzles. Snails. Unicorns. A story about artificial intelligence and a dark secret to uncover.

DODGE AI SPAWNED TRAPS!

The evil AI Squid tries to predict your movement a few seconds ahead of time and uses that information in an attempt to stop you from reaching the end of the level. Will you win that intellectual battle or will Squid find yet another reason to make fun of you?

OUTPLAY THE AI! 

A lot of levels in Will You Snail are relatively empty by default. The challenge comes from the interactions with the evil AI. You can change the difficulty at any time or let the game decide which one is the best one for you.

SOLVE OPTIONAL PUZZLES! 

Solve some easy puzzles to calm down from the action. There are some more difficult puzzles as well, but every single puzzle in Will You Snail is completely optional and can be skipped if you want to.

UNCOVER THE TRUTH!

Find secrets, collect clues and try to piece together where you are and what happened. Will You Snail tells a rather crazy story about artificial intelligence, simulation theory and the future of humanity.

IS THIS GAME FOR YOU?

It is in my best interest to make sure you’re happy with your purchase decision as I want to keep the reviews on this game as positive as possible. Follow the instructions below to figure out if this game is for you or if it’s not…

How many of the following 10 points do you like?

  • Platforming
  • Evil AI Antagonists
  • Silly Voice Acting
  • Reflex Based Action
  • Actual Challenges
  • A Short But Action-Packed Game
  • Fourth Wall Breaking
  • Variety Gameplay (Action, Puzzles, Racing, Combat, etc.)
  • Secret Hunting
  • Nonlinear Story Telling
  • Simulations, AI and the Mysteries of the Universe

If you like 8-10 points:
I think you will love this game. A nobrainer.

If you like 7-5 points:
I still feel very confident recommending this game to you. It is quite customizable and you can focus on the things you like most. Puzzles can be skipped, the difficulty can be adjusted, there is an exploration mode which instantly unlocks all levels if you just want to explore, etc. I think you’ll have a pretty good time.

If you like 4-3 points:
Hmmm. Unfortunately I’m not entirely sure you’ll like my game. Maybe wait for a good discount if you really want to try it out.

If you like 0-2 points:
Sorry, this game is definitely not for you.

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