DRIFT OFF INTO A VICTORIAN ERA NIGHTMARE STARRING A CURIOUS GIRL AND HER BIZARRE TOY BEARFACE YOUR FEARS IN A FREE DEMO AVAILABLE NOW DURING STEAM NEXT FEST
Paris, France, June 16, 2021 — Developer Monochrome and Publisher Hatinh Interactive have unveiled a new character trailer for upcoming mystifying puzzle platformer Tandem: A Tale of Shadows, slated for release on PC, Switch, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One later this year. The game follows an intelligent, strong-willed girl named Emma and an eccentric, anthropomorphized teddy bear named Fenton as they investigate the disappearance of Thomas Kane, the only son of a famous family of illusionists, and survive the illusory dangers that await them.
A free demo comprising Tandem’s first universe and initial seven levels is now available until June 22 as part of Steam Next Fest.
Learn more about Emma and Fenton with Tandem: A Tale of Shadows’ character trailer:
Play Tandem’s first demo on Steam:
While Emma may seem coddled at a glance, she’s fiercely independent. Despite her young age, the girl can maintain composure when faced with uncertainty and knows how to learn from her mistakes. Fenton may appear indolent when measured against Emma’s determination, but acts as a great complement to the indomitable woman, comforting her when hope fades away.
From the top of his wall, Fenton observes Emma and is ready to leap in to help her progress in her dimension! There’s no need to talk to each other: the switch between the two characters is immediate. Fenton will be able to jump to the next door as soon as Emma creates the solid shadow on which he can move. But before that, Emma must identify what she is using to create the shadow each time she enters a new room in the mansion. This is the only way to give Fenton an accessible platform! Emma and Fenton work as a duo: Emma, in her dimension, creates shadows and Fenton unlocks the levels that will allow them both to progress. Emma must also face enemies and bosses. But she can count on Fenton’s help to repel or attract them!
Tandem: A Tale of Shadows Key Features
Stunning Art Direction
Discover a playful and frightening universe inspired by Jules Vernes, Conan Doyle, Tim Burton and Victorian era architecture.
Solve over forty puzzles and obstacles in order to unravel the mystery surrounding Thomas Kane’s disappearance.
Swap perspectives between Emma and Fenton. Light up the scene and cast shadows as Emma from a top-down view. Walk on shadows projected by Emma’s lantern from Fenton’s side-scroller view.
Fight with Strategy
Players will face mechanical toy-like enemies and bosses throughout each dimension. Since Emma’s strategy is not to attack, players must rely on their wit to move forward.
Players are invited to discover many fun, creative and very elaborate cutscenes. Clever players will find the hidden rooms which will reveal the clues that will teach them more about the disappearance of Thomas Kane.
Push or pull objects to create shadows. Use alarms and traps to your advantage. Tandem features a variety of interactive elements for players to experiment with.
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