Distortions

A surreal, musical adventure

 

Among Giants

“The presentation looks like nothing else on the market today.”

– Peter Paltridge (Pop Geeks)

Embark on a Musical Journey of Self-Discovery in Distortions

Now available on Steam

 

SÃO PAULO – March 2, 2018 – Brazilian developer Among Giants is pleased to announce that the award-winning adventure game Distortions is launching today on Steam. Enter a realm where music, magic, and memories take on a whole new meaning in this stunning exploration of the human spirit.

After waking up in a strange, puzzling place 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.

Distortions takes the intersection of music and games to its ultimate conclusion,” says Thiago Girello, CEO of Among Giants. “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.”

Key Features

  • Immerse yourself in a poetic, compelling narrative of perseverance, mystery, and lost memories.
  • Use the power of music to shape the world around you.
  • Experience innovative, modular gameplay that changes according to the story’s “rhythm.”
  • Learn to use five unique abilities to tame awe-inspiring creatures.   
  • Enjoy multiple gameplay styles – from side-scrolling to open-world exploration.

Awards & Recognition

Distortions has already garnered awards and recognition from GameSpot, Casual Connect/Indie Prize, and Brazil’s International Game Festival (BIG):

  • Winner, “Best of BGS10” [included in “Best in Show”] – GameSpot / Brazil Game Show
  • Winner, “Best Original Idea” – AzPlay / International Festival of Independent Games
  • Winner, “Best Brazilian Game” & “People’s Choice Award” – Brazil’s International Game Festival (BIG)
  • Winner, “Best Technology”; Nominee, “Best Music & Sound” – SBGames
  • Winner, “Best Game” – Spcine
  • Finalist / Nominee, “Best Narrative” – Casual Connect / Indie Prize
  • Nominee, “Best Independent Game” & “Best Brazilian Game” – Brazil Game Awards (BGA)
  • Nominee, “Best Concept” & “Best Music & Sound” – AzPlay / International Festival of Independent Games
  • Nominee, “Best Game Currently in Development” – Big Starter / Brazil’s International Game Festival (BIG)

Pricing & Availability

Distortions is now available on Steam (Windows only) for $17.99 – at a 10% discount. The game will return to its original price of $19.99 on March 9.

Steam URL:

http://store.steampowered.com/app/772500/Distortions/

Social Media

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/distortions.game

Twitter – https://twitter.com/GameDistortions

YouTube – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQTPWN3z6qM-L3jaMrcZB4g

About Among Giants

Founded by Thiago Girello in 2016, Among Giants is an indie studio with big ambitions. Seeking to “stand tall like mountains and face problems like clouds,” the team creates ‘art house’ hardcore titles packing high-production values and a healthy dose of experimentation. Distortions is the studio’s first title. To learn more about Among Giants and Distortions, please visit https://www.amonggiantsgames.com and https://www.distortions.co.

Among Giants’ Award-Winning Distortions
Coming Soon to Steam & the Windows Store

Embark on a dreamlike, music-driven journey in Q1 2018

 

SÃO PAULO – Nov. 16, 2017 – Among Giants’ adventure game Distortions is heading to Steam and the Windows Store in early 2018! Portraying a music-driven journey of self-discovery, Distortions transports players to a realm where music, magic, and memories take on a whole new meaning.

After waking up in a strange, puzzling world where memories roam free like ghostly echoes, a young woman must use her musical gifts to find her way home. Beset with psychological pain, she must 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. In fact, they may 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 a way through? 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 gentleman, 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.

Awards & Recognition
This year alone, Distortions has already garnered awards and recognition from GameSpot, Casual Connect/Indie Prize, and the Brazilian International Game Festival:

  • Winner, “Best of BGS10” [included in “Best in Show”]  – GameSpot / Brazil Game Show
  • Winner, “Best Brazilian Game” & “People’s Choice Award” – Brazilian International Game Festival (BIG)
  • Winner, “Best Technology”; Nominee, “Best Music & Sound” – SBGames
  • Winner, “Best Game” – Spcine
  • Finalist / Nominee, “Best Narrative” – Casual Connect / Indie Prize (2017)
  • Finalist – Casual Connect / Indie Prize (2018) [announced]
  • Nominee, “Best Independent Game” & “Best Brazilian Game” – Brazil Game Awards (BGA)
  • Nominee, “Best Concept” & “Best Music & Sound” – AzPlay

Distortions is a music-based project that goes well beyond game mechanics and the world itself. Music has driven the whole concept forward, before a single art asset was put in place,” says Thiago Girello, CEO of Among Giants. “From the start, we wanted to make a game that would use music as the connective tissue between narrative, environment, and language. Before development began, we researched all the types of music Distortions will feature, what kind of ‘vibe’ they provide, and what stories they tell. With all this prior research, the rest was actually pretty straightforward!”

Key Features

  • Immerse yourself in a poetic, compelling narrative of perseverance, mystery, and lost memories.
  • Use the power of music to shape the world around you.
  • Experience innovative, modular gameplay that changes according to the story’s “rhythm.”
  • Learn to use five unique abilities to tame (or control!) awe-inspiring creatures.   
  • Enjoy multiple gameplay styles – from side-scrolling to open-world exploration.

Availability
Distortions will be available Q1 2018 on Steam and the Windows Store.

About Among Giants
Founded by Thiago Girello in 2016, Among Giants is an indie studio with big ambitions. Seeking to “stand tall like mountains and face problems like clouds,” the team is focused on auteur-type hardcore titles packing high-production values and a healthy dose of experimentation. Distortions is the studio’s first title.

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