Factsheet

Developer:
Playbae Games
Based in Gurgaon, HR, INDIA

Release date:
2020

Platforms:
PC
iOS
Android

Website:
http://www.inmyshadow.com

Regular Price:

USDTBD

Description

In My Shadow is a puzzle platformer in the world of shadows formed by the memories of a girl named Bella. The game takes you on an emotional journey of Bella who abandoned her family years ago and now finds herself struggling to respond to her father’s unexpected text message. As you solve unique puzzles using the shadows on the walls of her house, Bella tries hard to let go of her past. The game is in development phase and news about its launch will be disclosed soon.

History

In My Shadow (formerly In The Shadows) started as a very ambitious idea 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 we 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.

Features

  • 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.

Videos

In My Shadow Teaser YouTube


Images

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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


Selected Articles

  • "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

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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.

More information
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In My Shadow Credits

Nakul Verma
Business, Development & Design; Playbae

Rajat Verma, Gauresh Sawant & Suresh Mateti
3D Art & VFX, Wala Interactive


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