Factsheet

Developer:
Playbae Games
Based in Gurgaon, HR, INDIA

Publisher:
Alcon Interactive Group
Based in LA, USA

Release date:
8th April 2021(PC) | 25th September 2021(Switch) | 11th November 2021(iOS)

Platforms:
PC(Steam)
Nintendo Switch
App Store

Website:
http://www.inmyshadow.com

Regular Price:

USD9.99(Steam)
USD12.99(Switch)
USD5.99(App Store)

Pitch

In My Shadow is an imaginative twist on the puzzle platformer genre in which you play with shadows in your own unique ways to solve logical platforming puzzles.

Description

In My Shadow takes you through a journey of loss, nostalgia and acceptance. The game tells the story of Bella,a young woman who had a fallout with her family years ago and now doesn't know how to respond to her father’s unexpected text message. Her childhood memories come to life as shadows on the wall of her house, and you must use those shadows to solve unique puzzles and help Bella try to let go of her past.

History

In My Shadow (formerly In The Shadows) started as an experimental idea which we worked on after our day job hours, one that took quite a lot of research to get converted into a playable prototype. Since the gameplay was unique, it was extremely challenging to design a full fledged game based on the 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, after which, the game has since received numerous positive lifts, both aesthetically and functionality wise.

Features

  • 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.
  • Full Controller Support
  • Available in 9 languages - Engligh, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, Turkish and Chinese

Videos

In My Shadow iOS Release Date Reveal YouTube

In My Shadow PC Launch Trailer YouTube


Images

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Awards & Recognition

  • "Indie Game of the Year" India GDC 2021
  • "Finalist" Sense of Wondernight Exhibition, Tokyo Game Show 2021
  • "Best Pitch" Big Indie Pitch Mobile, Pocket Gamer May 2021
  • "Official Selection" Indie Showcase, DreamHack Beyond
  • "Most Innovative Game" Indie Prize, GameDaily Connect Asia 2019
  • "Official Selection" Showcase, Tokyo Game Show 2019
  • "Best Puzzle Game " Tencent GWB Awards 2019
  • "Nomination for IMGA 2019." International Mobile Gaming Awards, San Fransicso 2019
  • "Best Upcoming Game " India GDC 2018


Selected Articles

  • "Our top new Game of the Week is a unique and emotional puzzle game, In My Shadow"
    - , App Advice
  • "How Portal, Little Nightmares and Limbo inspired Nakul Verma"
    - Sophia Audrey, Pocket Gamer
  • "Five new Steam games you probably missed (April 12, 2021)"
    - Shaun Prescott, PC Gamer UK
  • " In My Shadow is a deeply enjoyable puzzle-platforming with great shadow mechanics"
    - Andrew Farell, PC Invasion
  • "This game leaves the heart warm because of the calm, melancholy, and love that it transmits."
    - JCher, Respawn Island
  • "you won’t regret picking up this brain-stretching puzzler."
    - Chris McMullen, GameSpew
  • "Strong visual and audio design, paired with engaging gameplay shows an impressive effort put in by the developers."
    - Ali Hashmi, WhatIf Gaming
  • "it's a lovely little puzzle without the shadow puppets. Not that it was implied"
    - , Vulgar Knight
  • "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

George Collins
Publishing Partner, Alcon Interactive Group


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