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Independent game developer Hidden Fields and publisher MWM Interactive will release the folklore-inspired horror adventure game Mundaun on Nintendo Switch in April. The game will release as scheduled across PlayStation®5, PlayStation®4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One and PC via Steam and the Epic Games Store on March 16.
“We want to take the proper time to ensure that every facet of Mundaun’s vibrant hand-penciled world is properly brought to life on the Nintendo Switch, so will be taking just a few extra weeks to perfect it,” said Hidden Fields founder and sole developer Michel Ziegler. “It has been an incredible journey working on the game and I look forward to delivering the best version of the game to all players this spring.”
Mundaun is a lovingly hand-pencilled survival horror tale that follows a young man named Curdin who travels to a dark, secluded valley of the Alps to learn more about the mysterious circumstances behind his grandfather’s death. Along the way, he discovers that something diabolical is haunting the town’s residents and begins a journey to discover Mundaun’s secrets. Throughout their journey, players will solve intricate puzzles and learn more about the town, while avoiding sinister characters that trigger the game’s fear system, a “cause-and-effect” feature which disorients players when facing dangerous situations.
Mundaun has been a passion project for Ziegler since beginning development on the game independently in 2014, with all of the game’s characters and environments hand-penciled by Ziegler himself. Having spent summers in the Swiss Alps as a child, Ziegler has an adoration for the region, including the culture and its various folktales passed down for generations.
For a look at the development of Mundaun, Hidden Fields and MWMi have released a behind-the-scenes video series to offer an in-depth look at some of the real-life and folklore inspirations behind the game, with new episodes premiering bi-weekly. The series can be viewed on the official MWMi YouTube channel here.
To learn more about Mundaun, follow @MundaunGame on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook and visit the game’s official website https://www.mundaungame.com. Download assets from the press kit here.
About Hidden Fields
Hidden Fields is a one-person game studio founded by programmer and illustrator Michel Ziegler and located in idyllic Lucerne, Switzerland. The aim of Hidden Fields is to create game worlds that are truly unique in aesthetics and content for players to explore. Founder Michel Ziegler studied computer science at the Hochschule für Technik in Rapperswil and worked some years as a software engineer, before moving on to study Illustration Fiction at the Hochschule Luzern Design & Kunst. He has since honed his craft on numerous, unreleased projects, and Mundaun will be his first full-length game release with interactive entertainment publisher MWMi.
About MWM Interactive
MWMi is an interactive entertainment publisher, dedicated to bringing players inventive, fun, beautiful, artful and compelling games from independent developers around the world. MWMi’s approach is to empower the creators, let their vision lead and to connect them with their audiences. A division of leading media company Madison Wells, the game company is based in Los Angeles.