What would you do if your shadow was self-aware and decided to abandon you?
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – October 7th, Kraków, Poland.
Feardemic, publisher of horror-oriented games, and King’s Pleasure, a newly-established development studio formed by ex-developers of Cyberpunk 2077, Serial Cleaner and Vampire: The Masquerade – Coteries of New York, are excited to unveil the first-ever trailer of Cosmic, an action-adventure game set in a multilayered universe where light and shadow dictate its metaphysical rules.
In Cosmic, the player controls Vik, a seemingly cute yet mischievous small being whose sole and best friend is his own shadow. One day, due to a thoughtless wish, Vik loses his shadow and finds himself powerless at the bottom of an unknown world. However, Vik soon discovers that he has acquired a new, bigger shadow – that of a powerful beast whose owner is already hunting them. Will Vik and its new shadow manage to cooperate in this dangerous journey to save their lives?
Feardemic CEO’s Scott Millard comments on the announcement: “With its unique art style and vibrant color palette, Cosmic is a very welcomed addition to the roster of Feardemic’s 2022 releases. We are confident that the game’s fresh style of horror narrative will be far more accessible to a much broader audience of all ages. Horror games, unlike most other video game genres, are nearly always identified on the basis of their narrative direction rather than a gameplay type, and, more often than not, horror hides where you least expect it.”
King’s Pleasure’s founder Łukasz Wiśniewski adds: “Cosmic represents for us the first opportunity to truly express our creative identity and has been a long-held dream project of mine that encompasses a unique visual style and an engaging story that teems with a wide range of human emotions – fear, empathy, compassion, lostness. I believe this will make Cosmic an experience that resonates with many different kinds of players”.
Cosmic is set for release during the course of 2022 on PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S and Nintendo Switch.
- A mysterious universe inhabited by weird characters whose shadows have their own distinct personalities, where light and shadow dictate its metaphysical rules
- Fast-paced 2D gameplay with two distinguished styles: use the light to unleash the beastly shadow attached to Vik and perform deadly melee combos or use agility and subterfuge to escape danger while in the dark
- Multiple exotic worlds to explore with expansive maps filled with puzzles, secrets, and challenges. Find new items, unlock new abilities and use them to travel back and forth through space and time to explore what you previously couldn’t access
- Flawlessly fluid animations that enhance the gameplay experience and a distinguishable art style that plays with contrasts
Feardemic Games sp. z o.o. is a publisher of computer games and related entertainment products. Feardemic’s mission is to deliver to its audience quality entertainment experiences that evoke the most interesting and what some believe to be the most important of human emotions: fear, trepidation and revulsion. These are the feelings that keep us safe and warn us of impending disaster, and in turn frame our understanding of joy, elation and happiness. Feardemic is more than just a publisher or game developer. It’s an idea and a philosophy. Feardemic is a full-service publisher and investor in intellectual property and game development studios. Feardemic is a subsidiary of Bloober Team SA and based in Europe’s cultural capital of Krakow, Poland.
About King’s Pleasure
King’s Pleasure is a creative studio based in Krakow, Poland, founded by an experienced team of artists that have collectively worked on a significant range of games, including Cyberpunk 2077, Serial Cleaner and Vampire: The Masquerade – Coteries of New York. We strive to deliver the most immersive games through engaging gameplay, rich visuals and compelling stories to gamers across the world — because the gamer is king, and we serve at their pleasure.