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Meet The InnerFriend, and Confront Fears and Nightmares

Meet The InnerFriend, and Confront Fears and Nightmares

Meet The InnerFriend, and Confront Fears and Nightmares

Journey through a surreal world in this psychological horror game from indie developer PLAYMIND

Category: Upcoming Release
Written by: Karla Munger on April 6, 2018
Developed by: PLAYMIND
Published by: PLAYMIND
Platforms: Windows, Xbox, Playstation

Since 2002, Montreal-based developer PLAYMIND has been creating and producing immersive, interactive environments for advertising, museums, events, world fairs and performances. The InnerFriend is the studio’s first game project.

Follow a mysterious Shadow on a journey through an enigmatic, surrealistic landscape representing memories, fears and nightmares “inhabiting its materialized subconscious universe” in a visually-driven narrative. 

You’ll interact with the world’s inhabitants through childhood-inspired gameplay. There will be puzzles to solve and “gruesome beings” to face. You will have to earn the Shadow’s trust in order to progress through the game.

The InnerFriend has been influenced by the works of Carl Jung, ’80s horror pop culture staples such as Poltergeist  and the filmography of Stanley Kubrick. The game’s lead designer and writer, Sabrina Calvo, is an award-winning author and child educator.

The plan is to release The InnerFriend in September 2018 for Windows (Steam), PS4 and Xbox One. The game’s official website is located here.

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) and Culpa Innata. I'm a dyed-in-the-wool recluse and prefer the company of animals and hardware 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 my 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

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