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Gibbon: Beyond the Trees Release Date Information

Gibbon: Beyond the Trees, Broken Rules' hand-drawn ecological adventure game, is now available on Apple Arcade and Nintendo Switch.
Gibbon: Beyond the Trees, Broken Rules' hand-drawn ecological adventure game, is now available on Apple Arcade and Nintendo Switch. / Image courtesy of Broken Rules

Gibbon: Beyond the Trees is now available on Nintendo Switch, developer Broken Rules announced Wednesday.

As announced during the Nintendo Indie World showcase, Gibbon: Beyond the Trees can officially be purchased in the Nintendo eShop for $14.99. Additionally, the title will soon be available for those on PC (via Steam) for $12.99 on May 18.

Gibbon: Beyond the Trees Release Date Information

Gibbon: Beyond the Trees initially launched for Apple Arcade on Feb. 25, 2022.

Dubbed as a "hopeful game about the beauty of wilderness and the destructive force of human civilization," Gibbon: Beyond the Trees invites players to master a dynamic, gibbon-inspired movement system to swing, slide and somersault through a hand-painted jungle, experiencing the story of a lost gibbon searching for its home amid rising devastation.

Players can play through an hour-long adventure in Story Mode or race to freedom through a procedurally generated jungle in Liberation Mode, exploring varied environments, from the wild jungles of Southeast Asia to the hectic human world beyond.

Ultimately, however, the Broken Rules also notes that the game does deal with real-world environmental issues including deforestation, poaching and climate change, which are said to be serving as acute threats to the life of gibbons.

From the Gibbon Rehabilitation Project to Bruno Manser Fonds, the Broken Rules website highlights several organizations working in the field that were of "invaluable aid to the making of Gibbon: Beyond the Trees."

"Gibbons are among the most vulnerable and endangered species alive," the official Gibbon: Beyond the Trees website reads. "Gibbons are at risk due to destruction of their habitat to create palm oil farms, and to being captured and exploited. Whole families are eradicated in order to capture a single baby to use as a tourist attraction."