St. Louis, Missouri – January 23rd, 2019 – After a successful PlayStation 4 and Xbox One launch last July, MichaelArts’ latest title The Path of Motus will launch for Nintendo Switch on February 5th. The game explores the psychology behind bullying, and features a verbal combat system where words have the power to destroy. It costs $14.99, and can be pre ordered with a 15% off discount starting at 8am PST today: https://www.nintendo.com/games/detail/the-path-of-motus-switch
In the game, a village of goblins has been trapped inside a mysterious forest; anyone who attempts to leave returns hopeless and defeated. Determined to break new ground, a young goblin named Motus plans to build a series of bridges through the forest. However, his perseverance will soon be tested, as he meets bullies that use their own words to stop him. Motus was showcased with the Indie Megabooth at PAX East 2018, was a finalist for MomoCon’s Indie Game Award in Atlanta and received praise from websites such as IGN that highlighted it as a standout indie game of 2018 and a “breakthrough creation”.
Game designer Michael Hicks’ inspiration for the game stemmed from real life experiences. “When I was younger, I was interested in what made bullies act so aggressive. As time went on I began to befriend some of them, and learned they had either been bullied themselves earlier in life, had really bad family lives, or were just simply jealous of other people; I kept all of this in mind as I designed the game.
As Motus gradually grows from a child to an adult, you’ll get to explore the motivations of the characters you meet, and I expect you’ll have some surprising moments in the process! I feel the discussion around this topic often ignores the root causes of bullying, so hopefully this game lets us see how our own actions potentially contribute to this issue.”
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