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In the Shadows

A two-dimensional platformer with logic game elements and the debut project from the independent developer Colorspace Studio. In the Shadows has us assume the role of a person who embarks on an emotional journey to the times of childhood where they have to face their fears, symbolized by various monsters. The gameplay mechanics combine arcade elements with logic puzzles that use light as their primary element. At night, all everyday objects turn into dangerous creatures but if we shed some light on them, they switch back to their original aspect and often help us in our unusual adventure. The problem is that the protagonist doesn’t have a flashlight so the key to success is to find ways to lure our opponents into the vicinity of lamps as well as to cunningly manipulate other luminous objects in the environment. The game features a classic side view and pixel-art graphics.

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PC / Windows
Game In the Shadows (PC) Cover
In the Shadows

In the Shadows | PC

In the Shadows release date for PC:

game language:
English

20 October 2017 | Worldwide

20 October 2017 | Europe

Game mode: single player
Expectations: 5.5 / 10 calculated out of 1 players' votes.  

Sony PlayStation 4
Game In the Shadows (PS4) Cover
In the Shadows

In the Shadows | PS4

In the Shadows release date for PS4:

game language:
English

27 February 2018 | Worldwide

Game mode: single player

Microsoft XBOX ONE
Game In the Shadows (XONE) Cover
In the Shadows

In the Shadows | XBOX ONE

In the Shadows release date for XBOX ONE:

game language:
English

27 February 2018 | Worldwide

Game mode: single player

In the Shadows for Xbox One is the debut production of Colorspace Studio, a remote Canadian studio founded in 2014. The project was funded at Kickstarter where the developer only asked for money to finish the development since the majority of work had been already completed.

Plot

In In the Shadows, we assume the role of a person who embarks on an emotional journey to the times of childhood and has to face his fears, which are disguised as various monsters. By doing that, we fill the void that the protagonist plunged into.

Mechanics

In the Shadows for Xbox One is a two-dimensional platformer logic game. Everything boils down to using light since all everyday objects turn into dangerous creatures at night but if we shed light on them, they are restored to their original form and often help us in our journey. The problem is that we have no flashlight and therefore have to be cunning and lure our opponents, who are varied and behave differently, to the vicinity of lamps. Sometimes, we can also, for example, move luminous objects, as well. In total, the developers prepared 45 levels. Additionally, every one of them has stars scattered around them that let us unlock various secrets.

Technical aspects

Colorspace’s title is powered by the popular Unity technology which is known from, for example, the Polish logic shooter game, SUPERHOT. The developers decided to feature pixel-art graphics in their production.

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