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  Alternate Between Two Parallel Universes to Help a Girl Retrieve Her Memories in REHTONA
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[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource GamesPress.]

CHENGDU, Sichuan Province, China – Jan. 23, 2019 – Dot 4 Joy’s REHTONA, a single-player puzzle-platformer featuring parallel universes and a branching narrative is launching today on Steam! With stunning pixel art, complex gameplay, and an endearing protagonist, REHTONA (“ANOTHER” spelled backwards) has plenty to offer puzzle and retro gaming fans alike.

The game tells the story of Rehtona – a girl who is trapped between two contrasting worlds: the Light World, and the Shadow World. After suddenly finding herself alone in the latter, Rehtona must collect “memory fragments” to find out what happened – but whenever a complete image is assembled, a memory that doesn't seem to belong to Rehtona becomes imprinted onto her mind instead ...

Each level in REHTONA features a complete sequence of puzzles derived from the interactions between the two worlds. Players act in one world and anticipate how it will impact the other world in order to overcome puzzles and find memory fragments.

As she painstakingly collects each missing piece by bouncing between two distinct dimensions, Rehtona’s ultimate quest for the truth may be more than she bargained for – a shocking revelation about herself … and even reality itself.

“The story and characters in REHTONA were inspired by a curiosity of the unknown and a deep appreciation for the spirit of exploration. Furthermore, the game is a love letter to all those wonderful 16-bit – and the occasional 32-bit – 2D platformers that blew our minds when we were kids,” says Yameng, Game Designer at Dot 4 Joy. “REHTONA can be deceptively simple, though: The corresponding Light and Shadow Worlds play an integral part in every single puzzle – requiring attention to detail and cunning in order to be solved.”

It Was Just an Ordinary Day….”

As Rehtona attends an event in the plaza, the world as she knows it begins to change without warning – and another world appears to overlap with reality. Suddenly, Rehtona finds herself alone in the plaza – and an unfamiliar door appears before her eyes. A weak voice can be heard behind the door … calling her name.

Rehtona musters up the courage to open the door, but she can only see a desolate landscape beyond it. Then her own world begins to shatter as she falls into unconsciousness.

When she wakes up, she realizes that she’s still in her own world – but this world has now become empty and isolated … similar to what she saw on the other side of the door. She then finds a photo lying in front of her house containing a simple yet mysterious message: “Find yourself.”

Key Features

  • Explore two unique yet interconnected worlds.
  • Face 32 levels filled with clever puzzles based on cause-and-effect mechanics.
  • Experience a deep storyline that deals with identity, memory, and the true nature of self.
  • Enjoy stunning, handcrafted pixel art graphics inspired by traditional 16- and 32-bit platformers.
  • Uncover the truth with multiple endings and Easter eggs.
Pricing & Availability

REHTONA is now available on Steam (Windows and Mac) for $12.99.

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About Dot 4 Joy

Dot 4 Joy is an indie studio focused on creating high-quality pixel art games with superior gameplay. The core team is comprised of three veteran developers with several successful titles under their belts and an appreciation for the classics: game designer Qin Ya Meng, artist Su Hao Bo, and programmer Wan Xing. Founded in 2018, Dot 4 Joy’s main goal has been to bring the joy found in old-school games to players of all ages – in the near future and beyond. To learn more about Dot 4 Joy and REHTONA, please visit

Media Contact

Luis Levy


Novy PR for Dot 4 Joy

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