The Spectrum Retreat First-Person Puzzler Release Date Announced

The Spectrum Retreat officially has a release date, according to an announcement by the publisher Ripstone Games. The game designed by 2016 BAFTA Young Game Designer Winner Dan Smith will be available for the PlayStation 4 on July 10, 2018, as well as the Xbox One and PC on July 14, 2018.

The Spectrum Retreat Designer Dan Smith said in a statement:

“I can’t wait for people to finally play The Spectrum Retreat now that we’re only a few weeks away from launch. The game has been a part of my life for the last five years and to get to this stage is hugely exciting. I’m really proud of the game, and working with Ripstone I’ve been able to create something that looks and plays great, with an intriguing story and new mechanics.”

Head of Development at Ripstone Games Matt Southern also had this to say:

“Announcing the release date today makes us realise how close we are to the culmination of such focused hard work. Dan’s puzzle design has got stronger as we’ve worked with him, and the game is now a must-play for fans of elegant first-person puzzle design. But remarkably it’s also a milestone in emotional, intelligent narrative adventure, especially for anyone interested in how new technologies might impact our lives very soon.”

After winning the BAFTA Young Game Designers Award in 2016 with the prototype of The Spectrum Retreat, Dan Smith continued to develop the title with the help of Ripstone Games. The Spectrum Retreat is a first-person narrative puzzler which takes players around the Penrose hotel to solve a series of color-coded puzzles and physics challenges as they uncover the mystery of the hotel itself and their seemingly endless stay.

The Spectrum Retreat is scheduled for release on July 10, 2018, for the PlayStation 4 with the Xbox One and PC release coming on July 13, 2018. A Nintendo Switch release is also planned for sometime later this summer. You can check out the launch trailer for the game below: