Playmind announced their first game at Gamescom today, and it looks incredibly intriguing.
Throwing players into an Alice in Wonderland type world where dreams and nightmares are intertwined, The Inner Friend takes place inside the physical realisation of a subconscious universe. Players are led through this 3D world by a myserious Shadow, acting as a witness to his childhood memories, collecting each one to rebuild what was once a safe haven.
Together, the player and the Shadow descend always deeper, unraveling a rich but wordless story, but every journey has to end. What secrets hide in its darkest corners?
“The game will see players descend into an eerie world made of scattered memories and unresolved traumas,” offered Playmind founder Emmanuel Sévigny. “By exploring a nightmarish landscape, they’ll come face to face with their childhood fears.
“The Inner Friend inhabits a rich visual environment, supported by an immersive soundscape, and cinematic music that promotes immersion and deep emotional moments. Intenionally dark, scary, and mysterious at times, the environments are surrealist representations of memories and fears. Movement, imagery, and music are the key means of communication the player’s got to interact with the Shadow, their guide throughout this descent
The game will release in 2018, and check out the trailer below