Music, magic and memories take on a whole new meaning.
After waking up in a strange, puzzling place in Distortion, where memories roam free like ghostly echoes, a young girl must use her musical gifts to find her way home. Beset with psychological pain, she will need to make peace with her past and learn to live in the moment in order to deal with unpleasant physical manifestations of days long gone. Equipped with her journal and violin, and guided by music, the girl must protect herself from the masked creatures that inhabit this land – creatures that may in fact have a deeper connection with her own memories.
In Distortions, you’ll experience a breathtakingly beautiful world filled with caves, mountains, and rivers. Can’t find your way? Shape the terrain around you with music – and hunt for clues to shed light on the next waypoint. With the aid of a strange masked monster, you must uncover new memories and eventually solve the mystery of the journal’s unknown author to overcome your past and open the door to a happier future.
Thiago Girello, CEO of developer Among Giants speaks of the music in Distortion:
“Distortions takes the intersection of music and games to its ultimate conclusion. Of course, it helps that a large percentage of the team is Brazilian; music is virtually everywhere in Latin America’s largest country. We have gotten used to using music to overcome challenges, heal from our emotional or physical wounds, and nurture personal relationships. This dynamic is at the heart of Distortions – informing the gameplay every step of the way.”
The game has already won several awards, including Best in Show at GameSpot / Brazil Game Show, Best Original Idea at AzPlay / International Festival of Independent Games and the People’s Choice Awards at Brazil’s International Game Festival, amongst others.
Distortions is available now on Steam with a 10% launch discount running until the 9th of March, priced at £13.94 / €17.99 / $17.99.
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