TASOMACHI: Behind The Twilight Charts Expedition to Steam Q2 2021
TOKYO – 13 MARCH, 2020 – TASOMACHI: Behind The Twilight, the gorgeous 3D exploration platformer set in a mysterious Far-Eastern world, ventures into town in early Q2 2021 on Steam, as revealed by developer and Japanese game industry veteran nocras and publisher PLAYISM during Game Dev Direct.
TASOMACHI is a relaxed 3D platformer that is all about unwinding and exploring a sleepy Far-Eastern themed world to your heart’s content, collecting items while navigating platforming sections and completing requests from NPCs.
One day, young heroine Yukumo’s airship breaks down mid-flight, crash landing in an enigmatic and abandoned town. Assist the only remaining inhabitants, the strange yet adorable cats of The Nezu Tribe, and fulfill their many requests in exchange for valuable collectibles and resources.
Every new item helps repair Yukumo’s airship, earn new upgrades, and unlock stylish outfits. Pilot the airship through the skies of this mysterious town and explore more of an awe-inspiring world, filled with temples, landscapes, and icons taking inspiration from diverse cultures and extraordinary geography. Explore the world while vibing to a soundtrack by Ujico*, a Japanese musician with more than 1 million YouTube subscribers and 600,000 monthly Spotify listeners.
Developer nocras releases his debut title after contributing both 2D and 3D art to many of Japan’s biggest games of the 2010s. His work includes 3D design on Final Fantasy XIII-2 and Final Fantasy XIV; 2D art for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Xenoblade Chronicles 2; and field map design for Pokemon Sword and Shield. He developed his skills and experience on these games, all in preparation for his independent premiere.
“I’ve contributed to so many great games, but I always found something compelling about the Nintendo 64 era of platformers,” said nocras, the sole developer of TASOMACHI. “I wanted to make something that felt like what those games felt like while artistically exploring Far Eastern themes that always intrigued me.”
TASOMACHI: Behind The Twilight releases in Spring 2021 via Steam for Windows, with Japanese, English, and Chinese (Simplified and Traditional) language text.
nocras is an artist and independent game developer known for his environmental art, with the goal of translating the world he creates in his art into three-dimensional, interactive experiences. He’s contributed to multiple Japanese AAA titles, such as 3D design at Square Enix on Final Fantasy XIII-2 and Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn, and freelance 2D art on The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Xenoblade Chronicles 2. TASOMACHI: Behind The Twilight is his debut independent game.
Known for bringing popular indie games from Japan, including Gnosia, Touhou Luna Nights, Fight Crab, La-Mulana 2, Bright Memory, and DEEEER Simulator, PLAYISM was created with the global indie community in mind. The company focuses on helping developers every step of the way, from localization to distribution of their games.