The PC version will also be playable on Steam soon
I haven’t forgotten about Sludge Life, a wonderfully weird graffiti platformer-adventure game from Terri Vellmann, Doseone, and Devolver Digital, but I had forgotten that it was coming to Nintendo Switch. The day’s almost here, too — the Switch version and Steam release are both planned for June 2, 2021.
The first-person / open-world / vandalism-centric SLUDGE LIFE is coming to Nintendo Switch and Steam on June 2!
— Devolver Digital (@devolverdigital) May 17, 2021
Over the past year, Sludge Life has been available for free on the Epic Games Store. That’s where I messed around with it originally, and the free-to-claim-and-keep deal is still valid until May 28 if you’re only hearing about this now. (Normally, the game will cost $14.99, so do what you gotta do.)
If you’re someone who can tolerate a bit of the old crude humor and you enjoy exploring lo-fi 3D spaces, especially when just-out-of-reach collectibles are involved, then you’re gonna have fun figuring out what’s what. There’s little to no hand-holding, so poking around the world, chatting with the locals, and figuring out how to get up to that one spot up there that’s taunting you is a big part of the experience.
What else do you need to know? There’s a glider. That should just about do it.