Japanese publisher Hearts Technology has announced Don Swagger, an action game for Switch powered by Genvid Technologies‘ interactive streaming engine Genvid. It will launch this summer in Japan and support up to four players in online multiplayer.
Don Swagger features character design by Disaster Report developer Granzella, and character voices based on the speech synthesizer application Voiceroid developed by AH-Software. The interactive streaming engine Genvid will allow spectators on streaming platforms such as Twitch to participate in the game by cheering players on or giving them special items.
Here is an overview of the game, via Hearts Technology:
Don Swagger is an action game where you use various items to shoot the massive number of falling acorns into the opponent’s side of the field. The field is divided at the center like a tennis court, with the near side being your team’s side of the field, and the back side being the opposing team’s side of the field. Acorns pop and burst open a certain amount of time after falling onto the field, so the goal is to shoot them into the opponent’s side of the field before that happens. The player (or team) who shoots and pops the most acorns into the opponent’s side of the field within the time limit wins.
There are four types of interactions spectators on streaming platforms such as Twitch can perform when watching a match. First, collect the “Don Points” that appear in the game by clicking on them with the mouse. The Don Points spectators collect can be used to cheer characters on, send items to the game, send effects to the game, and to switch between the two camera types.
Beginners can enjoy the simple shooting of acorns back and forth, while experienced players can enjoy aiming and shooting the acorns. And spectators can participate in the game by acting as support. Whether player or spectator, Don Swagger is a game you can enjoy watching with anyone, be it family, friends, or someone you have never met that also happens to be watching.