Single-Player Social Deduction Game Gnosia Launches Early 2021 for Switch


Playism and developer Petit Depot have announced single-player social deduction game Gnosia for Nintendo Switch.

Revealed during the Nintendo Indie World Showcase, the takes place on a drifting spaceship- where one of the crew has been replaced by the titular Gnosia. These creatures take great and sadistic delight in ending lives, and can perfectly disguise themselves as any lifeform.

As the crew grow paranoid over which of them is the alien, the most suspicious must be put into cold sleep. Stop the alien threat- and the crew itself- form cutting everyone down one by one.

As stated by producer and director Toru Kawakatsu during the Nintendo Indie World Showcase, each playthrough takes 5 to 15 minutes to complete, and players can customize each run with up to 14 NPCs. As such, the game is essentially a single player social deduction game (like Among Us) as the endless variations take it beyond a mystery game or visual novel.

Gnosia launches early 2021 for Nintendo Switch, you can find the announcement trailer below.

You can find the full rundown (via Nintendo) below.

The Gnosia lie. Pretending to be human, they’ll get in close, trick and deceive, and then eradicate each person in the vicinity from the universe, one victim at a time.

The crew of a drifting spaceship, facing off against a mysterious and deadly threat known as the “Gnosia” and having no idea who among them is really the enemy, formulate a desperate plan for survival. The most suspicious among them will be put into “cold sleep” one by one, in an effort to completely rid the ship of Gnosia.

However, it is almost impossible to tell whether each person put into cold sleep was really Gnosia – or simply a poor, unfortunate scapegoat, sacrificed by the Gnosia for their own survival. Can the humans emerge victorious? Or is mankind doomed…?

Image: Nintendo

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Ryan was a former Niche Gamer contributor.

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