The Nintendo Switch has fewer customization features and apps than its Nintendo handheld predecessors—themes can’t be customized beyond two simple colors, users can’t rearrange their home screens, and it doesn’t have a recording feature like the 3DS’ Game Notes app. .
But today, indie developer and publisher RedDeerGames released nOS: New Operating System, an app for the Switch that looks to bring back some of those little widgets missing from the console in one tiny OS.
The app has all the bits and bobs that come with modern operating systems: calculator, gallery, notebook, to-do list, drawing program like MS Paint, puzzle game and customizable settings. Like any modern OS, users can open multiple windows at once, which allows them to multitask, although it currently lacks a browser or any other features.
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According to the game’s press kit, it’s currently on sale for $1.99 until February 16th, though its normal price is $39.99.
Of course, nOS isn’t the only new title making the switch this year. In 2023, we can expect a lot from Nintendo, such as the long-awaited The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom and the recently revealed Pikmin 4.
Amelia Zollner is a freelance writer at IGN who loves all things indie and Nintendo. Outside of IGN, they have contributed to sites like Polygon and Rock Paper Shotgun. Find them on Twitter: @ameliazollner.