DARK TRAIN by Paperash Studio
Based in Prague, Czech Republic
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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, situationalStory
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.
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
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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.
- "Dark Train‘s mode of storytelling might be the most shrouded I’ve seen in a while. It’s what gives it an allure as the game slowly sheds a little more light for you on its dark world. – Chris Priestman"
- Dark Train is a mystery made of paper worth unfolding | killscreen.com, https://killscreen.com/articles/dark-train-mystery-made-paper-worth-unfolding/
- "All Aboard! The Mysterious Dark Train... I like unfamiliar games which work in unfamiliar ways. – Alice O'Connor"
- All Aboard! The Mysterious Dark Train | rockpapershotgun.com, http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2014/12/01/dark-train-trailer/
- "DARK. TRAIN. Control a train. A DARK. TRAIN. And do things inside the carriages or freight it carries. – redaction of Rock, Paper Shotgun"
- PC Games Of 2015: Those Wot Could Conceivably Be Good | rockpapershotgun.com, http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2015/01/01/best-pc-games-of-2015/9/
- "Really cool project you have going! – @Unity3d twitter"
- Featured game on madewith.unity.com , http://madewith.unity.com/games/dark-train
- "Featured at Unity GDC 2016 Game Showreel – unity3d.com"
- Unity GDC 2016 Game Showreel, https://youtu.be/8lWpnvNxs8k?t=1m8s
- "Surreal sci-fi train journeys involving challenging natural elements can make for some pretty compelling drama. – Jack Allin"
- Dark Train picks up steam for summer 2016 release | adventuregamers.com, http://www.adventuregamers.com/news/view/29590
- "To be fair, we aren't really sure what we are dealing with... – Avorpal"
- DARK TRAIN : EMBARQUEZ POUR LA LOCOMOTIVE À QUATRE MONDES! | indiemag.fr, https://www.indiemag.fr/articles/dark-train-embarquez-locomotive-quatre-mondes?page=1
- "Dark Train stands out with visions and suggestive atmosphere. – Aleš "Sad" Smutný"
- Preview of Dark Train| games.cz, http://games.tiscali.cz/oznameni/ceska-logicka-hra-dark-train-hyri-napady-a-sugestivni-atmosferou-245313
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