Animated Short Introduces Northern Darkness, An Upcoming Retro-Style Mystery Adventure


If you’re looking for something a little different, we urge you to keep an eye out for Boreal Tenebrae, a retro-style adventure from RedDeerGames that’s heading to Switch.

The studio, along with developer Snot Bubbles Productions, has released a neat animated short exploring the events leading up to the story found in the game itself. Lasting just over eight minutes, the clip introduces us to the dark world of the game, where everything is out of the ordinary and strange blocks – which seem to emit hypnotic noise – have started to appear all over the place. the city.

The atmospheric adventure game, which will also contain horror elements, was inspired by classic PS1 games and hit TV shows like stranger things and twin peaks. You’ll no doubt feel that vibe yourself while watching the short film (above).

SURREAL JOURNEY Boreal Tenebrae lets you experience a mysterious adventure with a twist of horror. In this nightmare of a dying city, you traverse many unique locations across the boreal world and dark alternate universe in search of your missing sister Sarah.

COMPLETE THE RITE Before Sarah disappeared, she began the mysterious ritual that must be performed to heal the infected town. Only you can do it. Explore the dying world, investigate the murder, solve puzzles and try to stop this apocalypse.

– The concept behind Boreal Tenebrae comes from my youth. Growing up in some of Canada’s small rural communities gave me a unique and anachronistic perspective of the 1990s: juxtaposed between tradition and technology – said Daniel Beaulieu, the creator of Boreal Tenebrae.

The game is expected to launch on Switch and other platforms “later this year”. We’ll be sure to keep an eye out for a confirmed release date as it’s revealed, but here’s a more traditional trailer – gameplay included – if you’re interested.

Do you like the look of this one? Share your thoughts with us in the comments.


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