BAFTA Young Game Designer winner, Dan Smith, and publisher, Ripstone Games, are pleased to share the first gameplay footage of the upcoming first-person puzzler, The Spectrum Retreat. The all new gameplay and commentary details the pristinely eerie Penrose Hotel and unique color-coded puzzles devised by the young game designer, showing how the basic color swapping mechanics learnt in early levels will become increasingly complex later in the game. In addition, the footage hints at the narrative arc of the The Spectrum Retreat and the potential turmoil players might experience within its walls.
About Dan Smith Studios
Dan Smith Studios is an independent game development studio, represented by Dan Smith. Founded in 2016, its first focus has been on the development of first person puzzle game ‘The Spectrum Retreat’, which is due for a 2018 release for PC and consoles. Dan Smith is a BAFTA YGD Game Making Award winner and Computer Science student at the University of Leeds. He is based mainly in Newcastle and Leeds, England.
About Ripstone Games
Ripstone is an independent games label that fully fund the development, distribution, marketing and sales of games made by indie teams worldwide. Founded in 2011 by publishing and film industry veterans, to date they have financed and published 15 games across 14 platforms and have worldwide sales in excess of 10 million units. Their focus is on supporting indie developers to make games for PC and home consoles, making sure gamers know about them, and rewarding the talent for it.
Ripstone’s back catalogue includes Ironcast, Stick It To The Man, Pure Pool, and Extreme Exorcism. At their home in Liverpool, England they also have a first-party development studio, and their stunning first title Chess Ultra launched in Summer 2017. www.ripstone.com
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