Backbone And The Longest Road On Earth Get New Console Ports
Furries take note: two video games starring anthropomorphic animal characters are making their console debuts soon. The first is one we’ve discussed before: Backbone, the noir adventure game from indie developer EggNut that casts you as a PI raccoon on a mission,
Howard Lotor is a private detective working a routine missing person case in a dystopian, alternate history Vancouver. But what Howard stumbles upon thrusts him into a disturbing hunt for the truth. Backbone was originally released in 2019 for PC, but is only now making its debut on the Switch: you’ll be able to find it on the eShop starting February 9.
Then there’s The Longest Road On Earth, a visual novel originally released for PC last May. Rendered in greyscale pixel art, this unique and textless game follows the everyday lives of the animal citizens of a remote community, through four individual stories. Controls are minimal and it’s impossible to hit a Game Over. According to distributor Raw Fury, “this title tells everyday stories which focus on the beauty of the mundane found in the world around us though four wordless chapters.”
The Longest Road On Earth launches January 27 for Playstation 5, Playstation 4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One and Xbox Series S/X.