Mar 222021

Switch was like a second home to Vaporum (our first game), so it should be no surprise that the first console release of our next game, Vaporum: Lockdown, is landing on the Nintendo Switch. We learned a lot bringing the first Vaporum game onto the console, and this time, we decided to port the game ourselves. For a small team like ours, releasing the game on the console has been quite the experience. We hope you will enjoy the game!  

You can get Vaporum: Lockdown right now on: Nintendo eShop (US), Nintendo eShop (EU)Nintendo eShop (JP)

Lockdown improves on almost everything that made Vaporum good, plus a host of new features and quality of life upgrades.

Just to name a few:

  • New storyline following a female protagonist, Ellie Teller.
  • Brand new levels.
  • New enemy types with unconventional attack patterns that will challenge your wits & reflexes.
  • New weapon & armor types for even more build options.
  • Lots of synergies to find. We created many new unique weapons & armor pieces and a few new circuits, all with synergy-building in mind.
  • A host of new puzzles and a special optional level with extra-tough puzzles to challenge your brainpower.
  • More voice-overs and a deeper look into the lore and story of the world of Vaporum.
  • Much streamlined controls (including much improved controller support).

Even though the game takes place in the same tower, the storyline is completely new. Follow a new protagonist and find out what happened before the events in Vaporum. Ellie Teller, a teleporter scientist, must face her own past and find a way to escape the place.

Mar 162021

Great news, fellow dungeon crawlers!

Did you see Vaporum: Lockdown on desktop platforms, but wanted to play it on the go? On your trusty Nintendo Switch console?

We are excited to finally announce the release date of Vaporum: Lockdown on the Nintendo Switch. The game is coming out on March 22 and will be available on the Nintendo eShop.

You can watch the announcement trailer and read the official press release below.

Vaporum: Lockdown by Fatbot Games is a grid-based single-player dungeon crawler in an original steampunk setting, inspired by classics such as Dungeon Master and Eye of the Beholder, or the new Legend of Grimrock series.

The game was already successfully released on PC, Mac, and Linux, and is now coming out on Switch on March 22, 2021.

Vaporum: Lockdown, prequel to critically acclaimed Vaporum, expands on everything that made the original game good.

Follow the story of Ellie Teller, a scientist who is a part of a mysterious research project in the middle of an ocean. After disastrous events, she struggles to survive and escape the tower of Arx Vaporum.


  • Old-school grid-based dungeon crawler with modern audiovisuals and controls.
  • First-person real-time combat with deadly foes with varied abilities and behaviors.
  • Stop time mode where time only passes when you act, giving you unlimited time to reason about your next best move.
  • Intriguing story following a fully voiced female protagonist.
  • Unique gadget-based RPG system with tons of customization, tons of loot, and tons of synergies to find.
  • Mind-bending puzzles and hazards.
  • Immersive steampunk setting.
  • Localized in 8 languages: English, German, Spanish, French, Russian, Polish, Japanese, and Chinese.


  • Fatbot Games, s. r. o.
  • Based in Bratislava – Slovakia, Central Europe.
  • Core team consisting of 5 ex-AAA gamedev veterans.
  • 50+ years of combined experience.
  • Focused on polished games with engaging storylines and high production values.
  • About the studio: read here!
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