Solo: Islands of the Heart is Coming to Switch Next Month

Friday, July 19th, 2019

Support VenusBlood GAIA International!

Look for us on OpenCritic!

Share this page

Check out Evenicle 2 at MangaGamer

Revisit the oldest and greatest Visual Novel Forum, now under new leadership!

We are proudly a Play-Asia Partner


Ads support the website by covering server and domain costs. We're just a group of gamers here, like you, doing what we love to do: playing video games and bringing y'all niche goodness. So, if you like what we do and want to help us out, make an exception by turning off AdBlock for our website. In return, we promise to keep intrusive ads, such as pop-ups, off oprainfall. Thanks, everyone!


oprainfall | Solo: Islands of the Heart


Team Gotham and Merge Games are very excited to announce that their colorful, thought-invoking puzzler, Solo: Islands of the Heart, is coming to the Nintendo Switch next month. The game will be launching on August 1st.


Solo: Islands of the Heart is about love, and how it drives us. It is experienced a little differently by each person, and the game explores this introspectively with a branching narrative. Its goal is to have players reflect on their own experiences and how it shapes them. They call Solo a “contemplative puzzler” that takes place on a vibrantly colored, dream-like archipelago. Of course, nature can often trigger contemplation too, and so it also plays a large part in the game. Players can explore and contemplate its living world as fast or slow as they please. Take pictures of the scenery, play guitar for cute creatures, and more.

In said world, there are a number of islands, and each represents a puzzle that the player must solve if they wish to reach the Sleeping Totems and awaken them. Sailors exploring the islands can use various boxes with different properties to make their own way to their destinations on each island. There are multiple solutions for most puzzles in Solo: Islands of the Heart. Here are a handful of screenshots from the press release:

About Michael Fontanini

Michael is a veteran gamer in his late 30s, who grew up around video games, with fond memories of the oldies like the NES, SNES, and N64 among others. He loves Nintendo, but also plays a lot of games on his PC. Michael also enjoys going for walks/bike rides, loves animals, and enjoys thunderstorms (and science in general).

I love Nintendo but I also play a lot of game's on PC, many of which are on steam. My favorite Nintendo game's include Zelda, Metroid, and Smash Bros to name a few. On PC I love the Half-Life games, as well as most all of the Source Engine games just to name a few.