(courtesy Nkidu Games)
More proof games can do more than poke at one’s adrenaline deposits like a blind bear slapping at a hornet’s nest. Go put this on your STEAM watch/want lists after you peruse the press release below the jump. And yes, there are twitter pages for the game, developer, TwoPM and publisher Nkidu if you want to follow the game a bit more socially.
The Thin Silence Partners with Mental Health Awareness Group, Checkpoint to Donate 10 Cents of Every Copy to Charity
April 16th, 2018 — Two PM Studios, with Nkidu Games Inc., is proud to announce a partnership between the studio’s first upcoming major title, The Thin Silence, and non-profit organization, CheckPoint. The partnership, which includes donating 10 cents to charity for each copy of the game sold, aims to aid CheckPoint in their mission to provide support and help raise awareness on mental health issues. CheckPoint Organisation Ltd is a not-for-profit organization which connects mental health resources with video games and technology. More information about CheckPoint can be found on their website at https://checkpoint.org.au/.
“When we started making The Thin Silence, we didn’t know we were making a game about mental health. I wasn’t really comfortable with that being a leading theme of the game for a lot of development. There’s a lot of shame and fear about opening up about these things, video games are “fun” after all. Seeing Checkpoint’s work is part of what made me feel like we could and should make a statement and share our perspectives.” – Ben Follington, Technical Director
Explore with Ezra, coming across interesting usable items, combining them with other items to make new and useful tools, and employ them to navigate the platforms and puzzles of Ezra’s world. Amongst the darkness, the game features that sound, that thin silence, which calls to us in our darkest hours. That sound we can’t hear or describe which somehow gives us the strength to try again and push through obstacles previously insurmountable.
EXPERIENCE THE STORY
Enjoy 5 hours of unique and varied challenges driven by a fresh item-vs-environment interaction mechanic.
Experience breathtaking vistas and quiet contemplation.
Featuring a moving original score by LightFrequency.
Over 40 unique in-game documents.
Mostly believable hacking sequences.
The Thin Silence will be available on Steam, Itch, and Humble in Early Access for Windows PC and Mac OSX on April 27, 2018.
-GW (press release from Shawn // Evolve PR)