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  2Dark, a Retro Survival from Gloomywood!
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[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource GamesPress.]

Lyon, 5 August 2014.

Acclaimed French designer Frederick Raynal is back with a completely new retro survival game 2Dark. Following in the footsteps of his previous success, 2Dark is being developed by the newly created studio Gloomywood who have just released the first announcement teaser (

“Frederick wants to make a real infiltration game, as playable as gloomy! It is probably that, the idea of the Retro Survival: an uncompromising ‘old-school’ gameplay!” enthuses Thierry Platon, his sidekick. “Retro, it’s also for the pixels and the voxels!” adds Frederick.

“With Alone in the Dark, I worked first on the game technology thinking of what it could bring to the game mechanics, and that’s what created the gameplay and set the track for story. I am rather confident to my methods. For 2Dark, I started tinkering by defining the graphical rendering I want. Now, as it was never done, I am creating the necessary tools… The first one is a voxels’ editor which allows to create and animate the characters and to render them as they will be in the game. And I’m approaching the goal...  Discover my researches on our blog!”

For more information on the development of the game and its soft voxels tech you can visit the  dev blog  of the studio (


We will be at the Gamescom from August 12 to 15, availables to answer to all your questions.

About Gloomywood

Based in Lyon (France), Gloomywood is a new video game band created in 2014 by four friends and industry veterans: Frederick Raynal and Yael Barroz ( Alone in the Dark, Little Big Adventure, etc.), Thierry Platon and Sophie-Anne Bled ( Ranx, Tiny Token Empires, etc.). Together they share about 100 years of experience in the video game industry...