Factsheet

Developer:
PLAYMIND
Based in Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Release date:
2018

Platforms:
Consoles (TBD)
Steam (TBD)
VR (TBD)

Website:
theinnerfriend.com

Regular Price:
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Description

Descend into an eerie world made of scattered memories and unresolved traumas. By exploring a nightmarish landscape we come face to face with our own childhood fears. Led by a mysterious Shadow, the player encounters dreams and nightmares inhabiting its materialized subconscious universe. Diving into its world, the player is a witness to the Shadow’s childhood memories, and collects them to rebuild what was once its 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 InnerFriend features a rich visual environment, supported by an immersive soundscape and a cinematic soundtrack enhancing immersion and emotional moments. Movement, imagery, and music are the main ways for the player to interact with the Shadow, their guide throughout the descent. Dark and scary, mysterious at times, the world of the InnerFriend is a surrealist representation of memories and fears.

History

Emmanuel Sévigny founded PLAYMIND in 2002. Since then, the studio has been creating state of the art AR, VR and interactive installations as well as digital environments and event-based games. Emmanuel had always dreamed of making his own video game, and when he finally decided to put his ideas to the test, The InnerFriend was born. PLAYMIND has now been working on the project for 2 years.

Features

  • Interact with the InnerFriend's world and its inhabitants through childhood games-inspired gameplay ;
  • Journey through an enigmatic and surrealist landscape filled with nightmares and memories ;
  • Unravel a story in which actions speak louder than words ;
  • Earn the Shadow’s trust while exploring his universe by rebuilding his safe haven.

Videos

The InnerFriend - Teaser Trailer Vimeo


Images

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Awards & Recognition

  • "Winner of "Best In Show Game Award" at Montreal's Independant Games Festival" Montreal, November 19th, 2017
  • "Second place for the "Narrative Design Award" at Montreal's Independant Games Festival" Montreal, November 19th, 2017

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About PLAYMIND

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PLAYMIND is a gaming and digital media studio that has an accurate perception of the ever-changing digital culture. For more than 15 years, PLAYMIND has been specializing in the design and development of digital media. The studio combines strategic analysis and prototypes using cutting edge technologies to create strong immersive experiences. PLAYMIND focuses on mobile, VR, AR, console and event-based video games, on digital interactions and immersive environments for advertising, museums, events, world fairs and performances. PLAYMIND is developing its first IP console game called The InnerFriend, planned to be released in 2018.

More information
More information on PLAYMIND, our logo & relevant media are available here.


The InnerFriend Credits

Emmanuel Sévigny
Founder, CEO, Creative Director

David Calvo
Artist, Main Writer

Laszlo Ricciardi
Production Coordinator, Game Designer

Julien Derveeuw
Lead Programmer

Eddie Barreau
Gameplay Programmer

Tristan Charron
Gameplay Programmer

Nora Said-Abdessameud
Lighting/Texture Artist

Christopher Noël
3D Artist, Animator

Jenick Nuo
3D Artist

Camil Saint-Pierre
3D Artist

Clément Tanguy
Level Artist

Gabriel Côté-Moisescu
VR Programmer

Médéric Ellul
Marketing, PR

Roxanne Baril-Bédard
Graphic Designer


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