There’s something just utterly satisfying about using shadows in puzzle games (Tandem: A Tale of Shadows is excellent proof), and In My Shadow by Playbae and OverGamez is looking to scratch that itch.
Releasing today on Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One – with releases for Switch, PC and iOS taking place earlier this year – In My Shadow tells the heart-wrenching tale of a young woman known as Bella who has had a falling out with her family. It’s only when a text message from her father appears on her phone that all the memories of a fun and happy childhood come flooding back, setting the scene for the plot that follows.
Playing out on the wall of her house, in In My Shadow Bella will relive many childhood memories; in order to well and truly put those memories into the past and move on with life, she must use household objects to navigate such memories. In a gameplay sense, this translates to the player having access to a number of objects in the 3D plane that must be moved around to create platforms in the 2D shadow world.
There’s typically more than one solution to each of the 50 puzzles spanning 4 different rooms, so a simple trial and error case this is not – it’s all about imagination!
Additional features of In My Shadow include:
- More than 50 levels spread across the walls of 4 rooms, each having its own set of distinct mechanics.
- A heart-felt story about Bella’s mental apprehensions narrated through her childhood memories.
- Melodic music that flows seamlessly throughout the game to let you deeply absorb the emotion.
- Full Controller Support
- Available in 9 languages – English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, Turkish and Chinese
If you want to replace a Christmas movie that tugs on your heart strings with a video game that does the very same this festive season, then you can do much worse than checking out In My Shadow on Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One. Find it over on the Xbox Store for £9.99.
Additionally, you can pick up a copy on Switch, PC and iOS, and our full review of the title will be coming very soon, so keep a lookout.
In My Shadow takes you on a wonderous journey through the mind of Bella in pursuit of reconciliation with her past. The game features 4 rooms with a total of more than 50 puzzles to solve. Each room offers a different glimpse into her memories, exploring the changing relationships in her family. The shadows within each level must be manipulated via objects to progress and there is often more than one solution to a challenge. In My Shadow is more than a cleverly designed puzzle platformer; it is a heart-warming story into the mind of a young woman looking for answers to questions in her past. Her childhood memories come to life as shadows on the wall of her house, and you must use those shadows to solve unique puzzles and help Bella try to let go of her past.