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Black the Fall Is to Arise This…Well…Fall

Black the Fall Is to Arise This...Well...Fall

Black the Fall Is to Arise This…Well…Fall

Indie developer Sand Sailor Studio invites you into a dystopian communist world from which you must either escape, or die trying


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Black the Fall Screens and Info – October 28, 2014
Black the Fall – Kickstarter Video, Screens, Info – October 2, 2014

In the side-scrolling adventure Black the Fall, you become an oppressed worker named Black who, when a door malfunctions in the factory in which he works, has a chance to escape. But this is only the beginning of his journey. His path to freedom will be filled with puzzles, pitfalls and manipulation.

The game, which has undergone some changes since it was announced in 2014, began as the project of two art students who took inspiration from the communist mentality of their past in Romania. The development team has now added six members whose backgrounds include Atari, Gameloft, Ubisoft, Activision and IBM.

After submitting a first build to Square Enix Collective, the team mounted a successful Kickstarter campaign and participated in Execution Lab’s accelerator program. It was then decided that the game would be reshaped “to better reflect the concept of escaping an oppressive system.”

Cristian Diaconescu, Creative Director, Sand Sailor Studio: We chose a puzzle game approach, as this would better illustrate what it means to cope with a restrictive regime…think 1984, by G. Orwell. As we explored this path we realized that the oppressive mechanics apply to the western world today, where a lot of people feel trapped in a conforming system they dislike. With Black the Fall, we are giving anyone a chance to outsmart the system and escape it.

A new playable demo will be exhibited at EGX Rezzed 2016 next week. The plan is to release Black the Fall this Fall on PC/Windows, Mac and Linux.

Sand Sailor Studio

Karla Munger

Karla Munger

I've been with JA in one capacity or other since 2003. I'm currently website administrator. I'm also a digital artist (my avatar is one of my creations). I write reviews and articles, create graphics and basically help tend the site. It's work I enjoy very much. I love playing games of all kinds, but adventure and RPGs are my favorites (particularly scary/dark/unsettling ones). At the top of my list are The Cat Lady, The Longest Journey, Dreamfall, Still Life (first one only), Scratches and Culpa Innata. I'm a dyed-in-the-wool recluse and prefer the company of animals, hardware and ghosts to human beings (no offense). And no bio would be complete without my saying that I do NOT care for phones of ANY sort. Further, I think Dell computers are garbage and that Microsoft has become megalomaniacal. "I put my heart and soul into my work, and have lost my mind in the process." - Vincent Van Gogh "I need solitude for my writing; not like a hermit - that wouldn't be enough - but like a dead man." - Franz Kafka "I've been to hell and back, my boy." - Susan Ashworth, The Cat Lady

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