Sport & Fun: Swimming, an upcoming indie racing game driven by Joy-Con controllers, has just been announced from developer and publisher RedDeerGames. A release window has not been confirmed, but it will be available for the Nintendo Switch. Here’s the full trailer:
Sport & Fun: Swimming looks like a charming little throwback to the Wii. It’s a perfectly harmless indie, and although it’ll encourage kids to really swing their Joy-Cons around, the trailer does include a safety warning. If it’s presented correctly, this could potentially teach younger kids how to swim, too. That’s more than some sports games can say.
The main appeal of the game is its undeniably cute art design, and today’s announcement trailer shows off local co-op, both of which make Sport & Fun: Swimming a simple little family game. Naturally, it is sure to skew far too young for some players. But the characters are adorable, the UI looks very streamlined, and younger audiences deserve to have games like this anyway.
It doesn’t seem especially creative compared to similar titles, in terms of its mechanics or map design. But it’s certainly much friendlier than nOS: New Operating System, which RedDeerGames revealed yesterday. That largely feels like more of a gimmick than a game. At least Sport & Fun: Swimming is more likely to succeed at what it intended to do.
Similar to Flutter Away, Sport & Fun: Swimming also seems like an ideal addition to Rokaplay’s upcoming Cozy and Family Friendly Game Fest, which they announced earlier this week. RedDeerGames can feel very hit or miss, but they have built trust by delivering a truly broad variety of indies, such as UnderDungeon, which revealed a terrific gameplay trailer last month.
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