The Long Gate Nintendo Switch release date July 29, 2021 puzzle game STEM technical puzzles digital analog quantum David Shaw Inductance D-Wave Systems

Publisher Inductance and developer David Shaw are bringing sci-fi first-person puzzle game The Long Gate to Nintendo Switch with a release date of July 29, 2021, as shared in a new trailer, and its Nintendo Switch eShop page is already active with a price of $14.99. Gameplay is apparently open-ended with puzzles solvable in any order, and many puzzles have more than one solution. If you can’t crack a puzzle though, there are two levels of optional hints to provide help. In any case, you will be spending lots of time in ancient caverns.

The Long Gate has three types of puzzle, being digital, analog, and quantum, and almost all of them are based on technology that really exists. Furthermore, “it contains accurate depictions of quantum circuits and a 4-bit quantum computer, verified by scientists at D-Wave Systems, the world’s first commercial quantum computer company. To progress through the game, you will learn the basic principles that form the backbones of each puzzle type. You do not need a technical background to finish the game, but if you have an interest in any STEM field these puzzles will be particularly interesting to you.”

So essentially, the right type of nerd will probably be enthralled with The Long Gate and its technical puzzles on Nintendo Switch. Let us know if you’re that special nerd. Personally, the game reminds me a bit of The Witness, which I really wish were on Switch.

John Friscia
Head Copy Editor for Enthusiast Gaming, Managing Editor at The Escapist. I'm a writer who loves Super Nintendo and Japanese role-playing games to an impractical degree. I really miss living in South Korea. And I'm developing the game Boss Saga!

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