Animal Well

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Animal Well (stylized in all caps) is an exploration metroidvania game developed by Billy Basso and published by Bigmode. It was released for the PlayStation 5, Nintendo Switch, and Microsoft Windows on 9 May 2024, and was priced at $24.99 USD at release.[1]


Explore a dense, interconnected labyrinth, and unravel its many secrets. Collect items to manipulate your environment in surprising and meaningful ways. Encounter beautiful and unsettling creatures, as you attempt to survive what lurks in the dark. There is more than what you see.

Official Steam description


Animal Well is a 2D metroidvania-style puzzle-platformer characterized by its sprawling map, heavily environmental puzzles, and a wide array of secrets to uncover. The player finds items scattered within the well. Some of the items can be used for traversal and platforming. Other items are used in interactions with the animals and mechanisms, which are part of puzzles throughout the game.

Release and Reception

Animal Well was released world-wide on the 9th of May, 2024. It was made available for the Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 5 on their respective storefronts, as well as on Steam via PC or Steam Deck. Additionally, a physical Collector's Edition was made available for pre-order between May 24th and June 23rd through Limited Run Games for the Switch and PS5.


External links


  1. ANIMAL WELL - Release Date Announcement! - Steam News, posted on Sun, March 17, 2024 @ 7:30 PM GMT (archived)