The Inner Friend

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Game Info
PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
Release Date
September 6, 2018 (Calendar)
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Led by a mysterious Shadow, face fears and nightmares inhabiting its materialized subconscious universe. Diving into a unique and eerie world, relive the Shadow’s childhood memories, collecting them to restore what was once its safe haven. Journey always deeper through the subconscious, unravel a rich but wordless story and encounter gruesome beings, whom it is necessary to escape. Ultimately, however, you have to face them. The Inner Friend features a rich visual environment, supported by an immersive soundscape and a cinematic soundtrack enhancing immersion and emotional moments. Movement, imagery, and music are the main ways for the player to interact with the Shadow, their guide throughout the descent. Dark, scary and mysterious, the world of The Inner Friend is a surrealist representation of memories and fears.

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Montreal based developers PLAYMIND are proud to announce their award-winning game The Inner Friend will be coming to consoles on April 28th, 2020. Owners of Microsoft’s Xbox One
and Sony’s Playstation 4 will be able to experience the critically-acclaimed story of self-discovery and catharsis. The soul-searching experiment gets even better this time around with a new alternate ending, which will also be available as an update to the Steam version.

The Inner Friend originally launched on PC in 2018 and won a series of awards at conventions and independent gaming festivals including Best in Play at GDC Play 2019, Best Experimental Game at TGS 2018, and Best in Show at the Montreal Indie Games Festival 2017.

The story of The Inner Friend takes you on a journey through a fragmented dreamscape, led by a mysterious Shadow. Horrifying monsters stalk The Shadow’s memories; the player must evade and fight them while dealing with obstacles and puzzles in the darkness of The Shadow’s mind.