If you haven’t played Lair of the Clockwork God yet, you’ll have even fewer excuses when it’s on Nintendo Switch.
There’s something oddly pleasing about the idea of playing Lair of the Clockwork God on the toilet. That might sound weird, but there’s a logic to it.
Lair of the Clockwork God, from Size Five Games, is part platformer, part point and click adventure. And it’s a very British point and click adventure, so there are a lot of jokes about knobs, bums, wanking and pissing.
And with Lair of the Clockwork God now coming to Nintendo Switch, you’ll be able to play the game anywhere. Including the toilet. Or indeed the wanking booth. (It’s a whole thing. Play the game! Honestly, it’s not as gross as it sounds.)
EXCITING NEWS: 'Lair of the Clockwork God' is coming to NINTENDO SWITCH and XBOX ONE on the 4th of September!
Join point-'n-click adventurer Ben and wannabe indie darling platformer Dan in a race against time to stop all the Apocalypses.
Preorder NOW for a 15% discount! pic.twitter.com/7GxKhrPUdo
— Dan Marshall (@danthat) August 21, 2020
In our review of the game, I said:
“Dan Marshall has said publicly that if Lair of the Clockwork God doesn’t sell well enough, it will most likely be Ben and Dan’s final adventure. And if that’s how it transpires, then this game will be a fitting swansong. But if there’s any justice in the world it will sell hand over fist, because it’s a brilliant, joyous, clever and generous experience.”
And if you follow Dan on Twitter, you’ll know the game is not selling brilliantly. Genuinely, this is one of the best games of the year. I’d maybe put two or three games ahead of it, at the most. It will be on our “best games of 2020” list without a shadow of a doubt.
Yet somehow, it’s not selling well. It’s sad that such a wonderful game has slipped relatively under the radar (see also: Murder by Numbers) and if a BAFTA winner with 40,000 Twitter followers is struggling, it must be disheartening for indie developers everywhere.
That being said, I’m assuming – given all of the Switch port begging that goes on – you were all just waiting for Lair of the Clockwork God to come to Nintendo Switch? Which it will do on September 4, 2020, with a 15% launch discount to boot. Oh, and it’s also coming to Xbox One, but nobody begs for Xbox ports like they do the Switch.
So, you know, go and buy the game, don’t give Switch port beggars a bad name, and definitely don’t make Lair of the Clockwork God the last Ben and Dan adventure.
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