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  VISUALLY STUNNING PUZZLE PLATFORMER TANDEM:   A TALE OF SHADOWS OFFERS CINEMATIC GLIMPSE OF AN ILLUSORY UNIVERSE
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04/22/2021
 


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A VICTORIAN ERA INVESTIGATION UNFOLDS AS EMMA AND AN ADORABLE TEDDY BEAR STEP INTO CHIAROSCURO DIMENSIONS INSPIRED BY JULES VERNE AND TIM BURTON

Paris, France, April 22, 2021 — Developer Monochrome and Publisher Hatinh Interactive have unveiled a new cinematic story reveal trailer for upcoming dreamlike puzzle platformer Tandem: A Tale of Shadows, slated for release on PC, Switch, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One later this year. The game follows a headstrong girl named Emma and an adorable teddy bear named Fenton as they attempt to find clues regarding Thomas Kane’s mysterious disappearance. Inspired by Jules Vernes, Conan Doyle and Tim Burton, each dimension in Tandem feels like a German expressionist or Dutch golden age art piece brought to life.

Take a look at Tandem: A Tale of Shadows’ cinematic story reveal trailer below

https://youtu.be/eQ2LYyOUYVA


When Thomas Kane, the only son of a famous family of illusionists, inexplicably vanishes, 10-year-old Emma decides to investigate. On her way to the Kanes’ manor, Emma witnesses Fenton innocently bounce from a speeding carriage. The girl and the teddy bear chase after the wagon and enter the manor’s grounds. A captivating story of illusory dangers and shifting perspectives begins.


In Tandem: A Tale of Shadows, fans of puzzle platformers and action and adventure games will be able to peel back the curtain enshrouding five beautiful Victorian-inspired worlds. Players will alternate between Emma’s top-down view and Fenton’s horizontal side-scroller view, using the former’s lantern to cast shadows the teddy bear can cross. Intelligent obstacles and clever gameplay mechanics will force players to constantly remain on their toes.


Tandem: A Tale of Shadows Key Features

Stunning Art Direction
Discover a playful and frightening universe inspired by Jules Vernes, Conan Doyle, Tim Burton and Victorian era architecture.

Clever Puzzles
Solve over forty  puzzles and obstacles in order to unravel the mystery surrounding Thomas Kane’s disappearance.

Dual Gameplay
Swap perspectives between Emma and Fenton. Light up the scene and cast shadows as Emma from a top-down view. Walk on shadows projected by Emma’s lantern from Fenton’s side-scroller view.

Fight with Strategy
Players will face mechanical toy-like enemies and bosses throughout each dimension. Since Emma’s strategy is not to attack, players must rely on their wit to move forward.

Narrative-Driven Adventure
Players are invited to discover many fun, creative and very elaborate cutscenes. Clever players will find the hidden rooms which will reveal the clues that will teach them more about the disappearance of Thomas Kane.

Diverse Mechanics
Push or pull objects to create shadows. Use alarms and traps to your advantage. Tandem features a variety of interactive elements for players to experiment with.

Tandem: A Tale of Shadows will launch for PC, Switch, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One later this year. To keep up to date with all the latest information on the title please like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, join us on Discord, visit our website, and wishlist the game on Steam.

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Assets for Tandem: A Tale of Shadows may be found below:
 
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About Monochrome Paris
Monochrome Paris is a visual arts studio composed of designers passionate about 3D creation. The company brings immersive experiences to life through virtual reality, real-time worlds, and video games. Monochrome Paris’s latest project, puzzle platformer Tandem: A Tale of Shadows, will launch on Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC via Steam later this year. Please visit https://www.monochrome.paris/ for more information.

About Hatinh Interactive
Hatinh Interactive is a data-first publishing label dedicated to Indie games studios. Hatinh Interactive publishes premium PC, console and mobile games worldwide. Please visit https://hatinhinteractive.com/ for more information.