After a successful debut on the PC, CRASH: Autodrive, a near-future murder mystery about a potentially homicidal self-driving Autocab, is coming to Nintendo Switch™ on August 31!

CRASH: Autodrive is a narrative adventure set soon where nobody drives and self-driving Autocabs rule the city streets. It’s just a normal day when four strangers get into an Autocab, but they are quickly thrust into danger when the car impossibly hits a cyclist. When they exit the car, they discover they all know the victim and they all have a motive for murder! Even the car’s artificial intelligence!

You play Emily, a young woman from a small town trying to make it in the big city. You will get to know your fellow passengers, and the car’s A.I. as you investigate clues, solve puzzles, and use the clues you find to contradict lies, explore new conversations, and piece together the mystery of who killed Thomas Sinclair!


  • A compelling sci-fi murder mystery story with some thought-provoking life lessons and themes of grey morality.
  • A diverse cast of charming and authentic characters.
  • Spirited and funny writing, yet serious when it needs to be.
  • A bangin’ soundtrack inspired by classic detective and murder mystery games.
  • A 3-4 hour playtime for players with a busy schedule and too many games to play.

CRASH: Autodrive is my first game since leaving the large AAA teams and striking out on my own. I’m very excited to take all of that high-quality AAA game-making experience and apply it to my own smaller and more intimate games,” said David Shaver, Founder of Studio Nightcap. “I know this game is very different from previous games I’ve worked on, but I’m starting small and building up from there. I hope that people will fall in love with the characters and be intrigued by the timely self-driving car “What if?” tale I’m telling.” David previously worked on The Last of Us Part II, Uncharted: The Lost Legacy, Titanfall, and Titanfall 2.

About CRASH: Autodrive

CRASH: Autodrive is a visual-novel-inspired murder mystery game set shortly where the self-driving Autocab you’re in hits a cyclist. As you talk with the other passengers and use the clues you find to contradict their lies, it becomes clear that you ALL know the victim and has a motive for murder…even the car!

About Studio Nightcap

Studio Nightcap was founded in 2019 by veteran game designer, David Shaver in Pittsburgh, PA. After making blockbuster AAA games for nearly a decade in Los Angeles, David decided to move back to Pittsburgh and create smaller, more intimate independent games that still maintain the high-quality bar of AAA. Excited to share those games with the world, he collaborates with artists, writers, programmers, and composers to bring Studio Nightcap’s games to life.

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