Factsheet

Developer:
DARK TRAIN by Paperash Studio
Based in Prague, Czech Republic

Founding date:
2013

Website:
paperash.com

Press / Business Contact:
studio@paperash.com

Social:
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Description

Paperash is an independent video game creators / artist. We developed and released an atmospheric adventure game Dark Train (released on Steam for Windows and MAC in October 2016).

Details

DARK TRAIN is a 2D atmospheric adventure with mechanical squid ANN 2.35f tied to a railroad tamagotchi. The road is non-textual and made of paper. Together deliver the mysterious order from an unknown client who contacted the manufacture of famous inventor D. W. Tagrezbung with really strange contract...

Features

* atmosphere - dark oppressive setting

* audiovisuals - unique paper-art style and coherency

* no hints, no help - there is always a way to solve it

* exploration - non-casual exploratory game feel

* story - strong narrative with direct action gameplay

* narration - non-textual, situational

Story

Our story follows the journey of the inventor D. W. Tagrezbung and the mysterious contract from unknown client which he received years ago. Even as a child, he created a functional model of the universe and throughout his life drew attention to himself thanks to a number of significant inventions. At an advanced age of his peaceful life he received the last big contract with a very strange assignment. The client requested the creation of a model of the human world that embraces changeable weather and civilization. What he did not want to be part of the model was the human face or even people themselves. The actual challenge was presented by creation of transportation that would be capable of delivering the order. Inhospitable territory stretching between the client and the inventor is for centuries connected only by rail. Therefore D. W. decided to create a self-sufficient train with four wagons where each wagon will contain one familiar environment from his world. Eventually D. W. Tagrezbung devoted the rest of his life to the client's order. The day the train was finally ready to go, the famous inventor died.


Videos

Dark Train: Steam Release Trailer YouTube

Making of Dark Train: From Paper to Unity – Rise of the Titan YouTube

Dark Train: Gameplay Footage (uncut version) YouTube


Images

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Download logo files as .zip (394KB)
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About us

Paperash Studio was formed in 2013 by a group of friends who earlier met at studies in the Czech Republic and cooperated on parallel works or short film projects. Now our main goal is to develop video games that offer different experience and gameplay. To achieve this, we combine various types of art and technology such as hand-made illustrations, paper creations, writings and also high-quality audiovisual digital post-production. Thanks to these techniques and our experience we are creating DARK TRAIN with completely original graphic style and impressive dark atmosphere that will hit you with its own remarkable story as we hope.


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    Team & Repeating Collaborators

    Jaroslav Hrdlička

    Kateřina Kynclová

    Vojtěch Vaněk

    Dominik Jícha

    David Kučera

    Zdeněk Záhora

    Stanislav Abrahám


    presskit() by Rami Ismail (Vlambeer) - also thanks to these fine folks