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Skybound Games & Osmotic Studios to Launch Slice-of-Life Simulator Closer the Distance on Steam, PlayStation 5 & Xbox Series X|S on August 2

Use your ethereal abilities from the afterlife to lead your loved ones through an emotional journey

LOS ANGELES July 10, 2024 –Skybound Games, a division of Skybound Entertainment, the creator-led, multi-platform entertainment company behind mega-franchises The Walking Dead, Invincible, Impact Winter, and more, and award-winning indie studio Osmotic Games, are excited to announce that Closer the Distance, the story-driven slice-of-life simulator, will launch for PC via Steam, PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series X|S on Aug. 2, 2024.

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From the team behind the critically acclaimed game Orwell, Closer the Distance follows the tragic journey of Yesterby, a small, cozy village coping with the sudden passing of one of its townspeople. Explore themes of loss, grief, and healing as you play as Angela, a young girl watching over her loved ones after a tragic accident by using her ethereal abilities to help the community navigate the grieving process. Use your supernatural powers to learn the stories of this small town, discover long-kept secrets, and help the living embrace the power of carrying on through an emotionally complex tale of love, grief, and hope.

Key citizens of Yesterby are fully simulated with their own emotions, wishes, memories, and complex relationships that develop over time, with or without influence from Angela. Embark on a remarkable journey in which you hold the key to helping your community discover that loss can be the catalyst of transformational growth toward a hopeful future.

Closer the Distance launches August 2 on Steam, PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series X|S and is available to wishlist now. A free demo for the game is also available on Steam. For more information, visit www.ClosertheDistance.com.

About Osmotic Studios

Osmotic Studios is an award-winning independent game development company based in Hamburg, Germany.  Always striving to test out new ways to convey a convincing narrative, the company focuses on story-centric games with socially relevant and meaningful topics at their hearts. Best-known is Osmotic Studios’ debut game Orwell, released in 2016, putting players in the shoes of a government agent in the eponymous surveillance program, tasked with spying on suspect persons by going through their online documents and files and listening in on their chats and phone calls. Orwell received widespread critical acclaim and recognition from The Game Awards, the Independent Games Festival, and SXSW Gaming.

About Skybound Games

Skybound Entertainment is a creator-first company focused on bringing amazing comics, TV series, audio series, film, and video games to dedicated fans. Skybound Games publishes, produces, and distributes video games across every genre, including the blockbuster The Walking Dead video game series and 2024 Tribeca Games award-winning Goodnight Universe. In November 2023, we launched our first original game in the Invincible universe, Invincible Presents: Atom Eve, to critical acclaim. In 2024, Skybound will build a cutting-edge in-house gaming production studio, further enhancing our capacity to shape the future of gaming entertainment.