BLACK THE FALL is an atmospheric game set-up in a communist dystopian era. Playing as Black, an obedient factory worker, you get one chance to outsmart the oppressive system, but the road to freedom is paved with puzzles, pitfalls and manipulation. A door malfunctions, an opportunity arises. Once out, what will you do to survive?

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Discover an industrialized long lost world living in the shadow of the totalitarian state. Everyone should be regarded as a potential enemy, an informer, a criminal.

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Communism - a long lost world

As a child, one of my favorite activities was to imagine new realities by altering the one I was living in. I guess in a way I'm still doing that, because Black the Fall has a strong inspiration source in the post-communist country I'm living in. The game imagines a bleak world you can't fully understand and every
once in a while you come across signs of the totalitarian "Machine".

In the communist era industrialization was paramount. Abandoned giant factories towering the fields are living proof of a that. As you progress into the game the landscape transforms. The watchful eyes, the iron gates, the gigantic industrial colossi are part of your journey. Facing them will slowly reveal the story.

The social aspect of the communism inspired the way the Natives behave. They seem to be humans, in most ways just like you, but slightly different. As all the people that lived back then they are animated by suspicion, fear, uncertainty. Everyone should be regarded as a potential enemy, an informer, a criminal.

Our game design is open-ended. We experiment a lot with mechanics, level design and A.I.
All this to find new ways of sharing and conveying emotions. You can see this in our demo that was conceived as a test ground for our ideas.

I believe that games can be more than just entertainment. They can become a place where developers express themselves, a place where cultural diversity can be experienced.

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ZeroBits
ZeroBits

"I believe that games can be more than just entertainment"

Amen

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blackthefall Author
blackthefall

Amen indeed!

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ludvjani-2015
ludvjani-2015

Oh this looks just great! My father lived during the communist times, can't wait to see how this compares to his stories.

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blackthefall Author
blackthefall

We live in Romania and we had our fair share of communism. The weird thing is that when I think about it I have mixed feelings. Both good and bad because there were very bad times then, but at the same time I was a child and children always find ways to be happy.

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asotelo94
asotelo94

You, my friend, are after something big.

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blackthefall Author
blackthefall

It seems so. Fortunately I have first hand experience. Let's hope I make it!

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HenryT77 Online
HenryT77

Holy hell, what a amazing game!
I've strated to play demo and men - that's f...g awesome!!!

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blackthefall Author
blackthefall

Thank you! Stay tuned cause we're going to release a new build next week!

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Demfactory
Demfactory

Very nice graphic and atmosfere . It's like a cartoon movie.

Good luck with it

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blackthefall Author
blackthefall

Well, I love Samurai Jack! :)

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Crayator
Crayator

This just looks... so damn awesome.

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