Based in Gurgaon, HR, INDIA
Alcon Interactive Group
Based in LA, USA
8th April 2021
Play with shadows in your own imaginative ways to solve twisted puzzles as you unfold the memories of a girl who struggles to confront herself in her past.
In My Shadow is a puzzle platformer in a world of shadows that is formed by the memories of a girl who finds herself struggling to accept her past. The game tells the story of Bella,a young woman who had a fallout with her family years ago and now doesn't know how to respond to her father’s unexpected text message. Her childhood memories come to life as shadows on the wall of her house, and you must use those shadows to solve unique puzzles and help Bella try to let go of her past.
In My Shadow (formerly In The Shadows) started as a very experimental idea which I used to work on after my work(India), one that took quite a lot of research to get converted into a playable prototype. Since there is no other game that has a similar gameplay, it was extremely challenging to design a game out of this super unique core mechanic without any reference. After numerous iterations on the game design, a 'just good enough' prototype was submitted to the India GDC 2018. Surprisingly, the game was not only shortlisted but eventually went all the way to win The Best Upcoming Game of the Year 2018! That was the first time I realized the brilliance of the concept as a mere prototype beat so many polished games in the event. After that, the game has gone through a lot of extreme changes, both aesthetically and functionality wise, to get to where it is now.
- Refreshingly clever puzzles that make use of shadows in ways you never thought were possible.
- More than 50 levels spread across the walls of 4 rooms, each having its own set of distinct mechanics.
- A heart-felt story about Bella's mental apprehensions narrated through her childhood memories.
- Melodic music that flows seamlessly throughout the game to let you deeply absorb the emotion.
- A tastefully colorful representation of Bella's house to reflect the individual personalities of everyone in her family.
In My Shadow PC Launch Trailer YouTube
In My Shadow Release Date Reveal YouTube
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Awards & Recognition
- "Most Innovative Game" Indie Prize, GameDaily Connect Asia 2019
- "Tokyo Game Show 2019 Showcase." TGS 2019
- "Best Puzzle Game " Tencent GWB Awards 2019
- "Nomination for IMGA 2019." International Mobile Gaming Awards, San Fransicso 2019
- "Best Upcoming Game " IGDC 2018
- "Indie Prize Spotlight: Making In The Shadows didn't mean staying in the shadows"
- Joel Couture, GameDaily.Biz
- "Winners Tencent GWB game awards"
- Edward Castor, Playing Indies
- "Indie Studio's upcoming game will take you on a ride 'In The Shadows'."
- Poonam Mondal, AnimationXpress
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About Playbae Games
Indie Game Developer based out of Gurgaon, India. Founded by Nakul Verma in 2018 with a vision to create distinct and creative games that can do more than just gross downloads by adding fresh flavour to the gaming industry.
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In My Shadow Credits
Business, Development & Design; Playbae
Publishing Partner, Alcon Interactive Group