Oceanhorn 2 Developers: First Attempt for port ran at 13 FPS

Oceanhorn 2 Developers: First Attempt for port ran at 13 FPS

Developer Cornfox & Brothers confirmed that they were bringing Oceanhorn 2: Knights of the Lost Realm to Nintendo Switch later this year.

The journey to get there wasn’t exactly smooth-sailing!

In a recent development blog post, Cornfox & Brothers detailed their work on getting their game to work on the Nintendo Switch. While they had built the game to run at a decent 30 fps across various mobile devices, they ended up with just 13 fps on the Switch at first!

We started at 13FPS

Our first Switch iteration was only running at 13 fps. On iOS, our target during development was 30 fps. When Apple Arcade was first announced, it wasn’t clear which device would be the oldest (it ended up being the iPhone 6s). Targeting 30 fps allowed us to maintain a high resolution, and most importantly, stable battery life.”“…

We were puzzled: the game was already optimized for mobile devices. What did we miss? Quite a lot, as it turns out. Modern Apple mobile devices have a more powerful CPU than the Switch – that allowed us to overlook many cases where resources were not efficiently utilized.

Of course, Oceanhorn 2‘s developer have made a lot of optimizations for the game since then – which should result in a “highly-optimized port” for Nintendo Switch for when Oceanhorn 2: Knights of the Lost Realm launches.

About Oceanhorn 2: Knights of the Lost Realm

Oceanhorn 2: Knights of the Lost Realm Golden Edition is here! Ready to embark on an RPG journey you’ll never forget? This is the best version of the game to date, featuring brand new content, quests, items, and enhancements!

A GRAND ADVENTURE

Oceanhorn 2: Knights of the Lost Realm, set a thousand years before the events of the first chapter, takes you on a magical journey across the vast world of Gaia, brimming with mythology and lore. A young Knight faces an impossible challenge, as Warlock Mesmeroth has returned with a formidable Dark Army. Will our hero be able to unite the Owrus, Gillfolk, and men in a fight for the fate of the world?

THIS TIME YOU’RE NOT ALONE

You will not be taking this journey alone. Trin, the granddaughter of Arcadia’s leader Archimedes, and Gen, a mysterious robot wielding an old samurai weapon, will join forces with you, and fight at your side against Mesmeroth’s Dark Army. Contextual commands will allow you to direct these allies into battle, or have them help you with the solution of the game’s most clever puzzles!

FIGHT, SOLVE, EXPLORE

Bigger, better, and packed with new features – Oceanhorn 2 is not only one of the best-looking adventure games out there, but it also builds a unique experience on the shoulder of classic video games. Collect powerful items, wield the Caster Gun, solve the mysterious puzzles of the ancients, and discover all that Arcadia and its neighboring kingdoms have to offer! Accept the challenge and become a true Hero.

FEATURES

  • An epic RPG main quest spanning 20+ hours of gameplay
  • Massive boss fights test your reflexes and combat skills
  • Dozens of side quests grant incredible rewards
  • Clever puzzles to solve and mysterious dungeons to explore
  • Beautiful, handcrafted graphics paint a world of legends and intrigue
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