Save the dark future in The Sundew, a new retro-styled dystopian adventure game. Coming to PC and Nintendo Switch this summer

by Chris Camilleri
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In The Sundew, The world’s gone to hell, and it’s taking you down with it.

This summer, the one-woman studio 2054 will launch The Sundew, a dark cyberpunk, retro-styled adventure game, on PC and Nintendo Switch. Set in the aftermath of a devastating future war, where the world as we know it was twisted by flames into a terrifying new dystopia, The Sundew follows a lonely beat cop who soon holds the fate of the world in her hands. Check out the first trailer here:

Inspired by classic point-and-click adventure games from LucasArts and Wadjet Eye Games, The Sundew pays homage to those with its gameplay mechanics, style, and storytelling. Beautifully drawn pixel-art, stunning minimalistic sound design, environments brimming with atmosphere and interactivity, and a compact, thrilling tale brings this dark future to life and grounds you in a vision of humanity’s progress that is both alien and strangely familiar…

You are Anna Isobe, a cybernetically enhanced cop in a world that’s left you behind. Once a shining hope for the future, cyborgs have become taboo, replaced by drones and automata that make even your heightened abilities obsolete. Stuck in a thankless job surrounded by indifferent eyes you still have a duty to protect and serve, and that’s just what you’re going to do.

“After several years of work and many adventures, The Sundew is finally about to see the light of day. I see this game as a world that players will be able to enter, followed by other games in the same universe. My greatest joy will be to see the players take over this world and make it their own!” – Agnès Vuillaume, solo developer of The Sundew.

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Features

  • Guide Anna Isobe, a cyborg cop with a dark past, through the unravelling of a global conspiracy.
  • Experience a diverse cast of characters, each with their own secrets and history.
  • Explore Shibukawa and the remnants of the old world.
  • Make decisions that will change the fate of humanity, for better or worse.

Useful links: 

Wishlist on Steam: https://store.steampowered.com/app/1468380/The_Sundew/ 

The Sundew Press Kit: https://2054games.net/press-kit/ 

The Sundew website: https://2054games.net/the-sundew/

2054 website: https://2054games.net/en-about-us/  

Follow on Twitter: https://twitter.com/thesundewgame

Follow on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thesundewgame/ 

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