Today, PLAYMIND has announced third-person psychological horror adventure game The InnerFriend. The InnerFriend is due to release in September 2018 on Windows PC, Playstation 4 and Xbox One.
The InnerFriend is a surrealist representation of memories and fears inspired by psychologist Carl Jung’s concept of katabasis – the descent into one’s own self. The game features 80s horror pop culture staples seen in movies such as Poltergeist and the filmography of Stanely Kubrick. The InnerFriend explores childhood psychology, fears, and the coping mechanisms used to overcome traumatic experiences.
Led by a mysterious Shadow, the player journeys through a surreal world inspired by the psychology of childhood fears such as abandonment and hospitals. You dive into a subconcious universe to relive the Shadow’s childhood memories while collecting various artifacts to bring back to the Bedroom and slowly rebuild it as a protective safe haven. The player’s job is to save the inner child and decipher the mystery of the person’s trauma.
PLAYMIND will be participating in PAX East 2018 in Boston later this week, where attendees will be able to experience The InnerFriend first-hand, meet the game’s designer and ask questions of the development team.