Aloof premieres today! Learn the story behind the game

Welcome to the world of Aloof – an unusual mixture of an exceptional art style and unique gameplay.

The game launches today, October 15, on the Nintendo Switch. Aloof was created by an extraordinary person – a former nurse in the psychiatric ward, cybercrime investigator, and finally autodidact in the video game development field.

In the artistic world of Aloof challenging levels with multiple win conditions await you! The game has Tetris-inspired gameplay but at the same time is completely different and challenging.

Build islands and protect them against your opponent. Move pieces left, right, down, and up! Take your time to think and create the best combination to repel an opponent’s attack successfully.

Gather your friends or play alone if you like. Experience a challenging adventure in local co-op mode. Compete with your loved ones in 1v1 or 2v2 matches in the co-op campaign with puzzle levels, matches versus AI, rescue missions, and bosses!.

Yes! Adorable animals included!


  • Competitive puzzle-fighter – challenging puzzle game like Puyo Puyo Tetris, but plays completely different: Summon and defend small islands all the while you build combos against your opponent.
  • 23 challenging levels with multiple win conditions – destroy your opponent’s islands, seize all islands or take a risk and defeat your opponent before he seized a single island!
  • Amazing and unique art style.
  • Charming animals – you play as a cute and brave little bunny that battles opponents from the world of animals.
  • Solo and couch co-op campaign – experience challenging adventure alone or compete with your friends in local co-op mode.

The story of Aloof begins in… a closed psychiatric ward for schizophrenia. There is a nurse, Joram Van Schaik, working on it who helps in taking care of sick patients. But it was the field of IT that really interested him.
No, this is not the moment when our hero started making games. Although this thought had been with him for a long time. Later he worked as a cybercrime investigator, where he was mainly involved in hacking cases and encrypted communication.
In the meantime, he started making video games himself. He did not have any diplomas or specializations for it, because the only profession he had learned was nursing. But self-denial and undoubted talent have brought him where he is today. 

Joram has teamed up with, the people behind Cyber Protocol, Art Sqool, Little Mouse’s Encyclopedia, and that AAA Clock everyone’s talking about right now. Together they bring Aloof to Nintendo Switch.

Check it out: Aloof – Nintendo eShop

The Press kit (screenshots, arts, etc.) is available for download HERE.

To stay up to date with upcoming news on the console release of Aloof, please follow the game’s official Twitter account, official Facebook fanpage, official Discord Server, and website.

ABOUT REDDEER.GAMES is an award-winning global gaming company that focuses on developing and publishing unique indie games.

We aim to create accessible games, easily distinguishable by their original art style. Our main goal, however, is for them to be FUN!

In recent years we released Cyber Protocol, Brawl Chess, Comic Coloring Book, Clumsy Rush, Art Sqool, Nirvana Pilot Yume, Under Leaves, and Little Mouse’s Encyclopedia. 

Currently, the company is working on the science fiction game Time Hole, and the comic, humorous platformer 7 Horizons. We also announced two games in the universe of the beloved comic “Kayko and Kokosh”.

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ButtonX is an independent game development studio based in Hague, Netherlands, funded by Joram Van Schaik.