Based in Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Led by a mysterious Shadow, face fears and nightmares inhabiting its materialized subconscious universe. Diving into a unique and eerie world, relive the Shadow’s childhood memories, collecting them to restore what was once its safe haven. Journey always deeper through the subconscious, unravel a rich but wordless story and encounter gruesome beings, whom it is necessary to escape. Ultimately, however, you have to face them. The Inner Friend 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, scary and mysterious, the world of The Inner Friend is a surrealist representation of memories and fears.
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 Inner Friend was born. PLAYMIND has now been working on the project for 2 years.
- Interact with The Inner Friend'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.
The Inner Friend - PAX East Trailer YouTube
The Inner Friend - Teaser Trailer Vimeo
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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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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 Inner Friend, planned to be released in 2018.
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The Inner Friend Credits
Founder, CEO, Creative Director
Artist, Main Writer
Production Coordinator, Game Designer