LOS ANGELES — January 26, 2021 — In collaboration with developer Queen Bee and publisher Akupara Games, as well as sui generis cartoonist-creator Jesse Jacobs, iam8bit is thrilled to announce its exclusive physical edition of Spinch for Nintendo Switch, along with a vinyl release for its giddily circuit-bent soundtrack by avant-garde composer James Kirkpatrick (Thesis Sahib). Both releases will be available to pre-order on iam8bit.com on Wednesday, January 27 at 10 a.m. PST.
iam8bit’s physical edition for Nintendo Switch (priced at $34.99, expected to ship Q2 2021) is a true collaborative effort with Jacobs, who designed the artwork, a reversible cover sheet, and an exclusive illustrated zine to further expand the wacky outer worlds of Spinch. The region-free release will be compatible with systems worldwide.
For those hypnotized by Thesis Sahib’s acid-dipped Spinch soundtrack, a series of fantastical compositions created on a modified Game Boy and repurposed circuit-bent toys, iam8bit brings it to wax with a fittingly far-out, obscenely vibrant LP – complete with a gorgeous tricolor vinyl, die cut “Mouth Portal” jacket designed by Jacobs, and one of three limited-edition art prints. The Spinch vinyl LP is priced at $29.99, expected to ship Q3 2021.
Both releases are retro-styled to reflect the psychedelic, color-mad aesthetics of Spinch, a transportive side-scroller that explodes Jacobs’ illustrations out across a vibrant wonderland. As captured through Jacobs’ kaleidoscopic third eye, Spinch puts players in control of a hyper-agile organism, who moves through this interdimensional mess of astral pathways and alien artifacts on a quest to rescue its litter of missing offspring from an armada of misshapen oddities.
For more information, please visit iam8bit.com.
The psychedelic platformer Spinch emerged out of a long-time friendship between Canadian artist Jesse Jacobs and Queen Bee Games. Founded in 2013 by husband-wife duo Kathleen and Steven Cassidy, the indie game studio had a mission to focus on fresh visual styles and immersive gameplay. Out of this creative partnership came Spinch; A 2D platformer about colour, speed, and the power of parental love. Visit spinchthegame.com and follow Spinch on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
Founded in 2005, iam8bit is a creative production emporium that has quietly redefined the entertainment industry, time and time again. Collaborating with a plethora of partners and narrative-busting IPs, iam8bit punctuates the importance of engaging with fans directly. By creating the videogame industry’s very first community events, the company injected the idea of experiential immersion into game and film marketing (back when it was simply known as “theatre”). iam8bit also played a crucial role in the vinyl renaissance, minting its first record in 2010, and is the industry leader in premium physical editions of top-tier games. The company is based in Los Angeles and co-owned by Jon M. Gibson and Amanda White. Visit iam8bit.com and follow iam8bit on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.