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.
* 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
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.
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).