The imaginative sci-fi storytelling adventure ELEA: Paradigm Shift has launched on Nintendo Switch. The main focus of the game is humanity’s place in the universe, the nature of intelligence and the meaning of faith. It is inspired by the books of classic sci-fi writers such as Stanislaw Lem, Arthur C. Clarke, and movies like 2001: A Space Odyssey and Solaris.
What’s the game about?
ELEA: Paradigm Shift takes the player on the deeply personal journey of a woman, whose life is marked by loss, grief, and self-accusation in the aftermath of a global pandemic.
Luckily, an Earth-like exoplanet within an achievable distance from the Solar system had been discovered. Pooling volunteers from around the globe, a first-of-a-kind interstellar spaceship was built and sent to colonize the yet unexplored planet. The gargantuan vessel was named Pilgrimage, embodying the hopes of all of humanity. To everyone’s dismay, shortly after a successful arrival, the Pilgrimage went on total radio silence. What caused it remains a mystery.
13 years later, research starship Recovery has arrived on-site to investigate the fate of the expedition. The player takes the role of the space scientist River Elea Catherine Jones. She is driven above all by a personal goal – to find her husband Ethan, who occupied a prominent position on the Pilgrimage’s scientific crew.
ELEA: Paradigm Shift is Nintendo Switch ready
The developers ensure that it is one of the few games on Nintendo Switch that support special effects such as Screen Space Reflections (SSR), Ambient Occlusion, Volumetric lights, Full dynamic lighting, and realistic LightShafts/God Rays.
ELEA was nominated for the “Best Audio” category by the Central & Eastern European Game Awards and for the “Best Game Music 2018” category by the Game Audio Awards.