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Relax with 15 minutes of TumbleSeed

A potential killer appleseed for the Switch

Clayton Ashley , senior video editor, has been producing and editing videos for Polygon since 2016. He is the lead producer of the tabletop gaming series Overboard.

TumbleSeed might be the chillest game coming to the Nintendo Switch this spring.

In this “rolly roguelike,” players must carefully navigate around holes and other procedurally generated environmental obstacles. The trick is that their character can only be moved by balancing a 2D plane as though it were connected to the right and left analog sticks. Move one up and the seed rolls “down” to the other side of the screen, and vice versa. In the video above, we go through the game’s tutorial and a few level runs.

TumbleSeed will take advantage of the Switch’s HD Rumble by providing players with detailed haptic feedback as they roll their seed through the game’s colorful environments. TumbleSeed’s bright and charming art style isn’t surprising, considering the game comes from one of the developers of Threes! and Ridiculous Fishing. Adding to the relaxing vibe is sound design that is one part Boards of Canada and one part gentle ASMR.

TumbleSeed is also in development on Mac, PlayStation 4 and Windows PC.

The next level of puzzles.

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