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  Trüberbrook coming to PC, Mac and Linux on 12th March, Nintendo Switch, PS4 and Xbox One To Follow in April
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02/25/2019
 


[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource GamesPress.]

Take a journey to the mysterious 1960s sci-fi world of Trüberbrook as the uniquely charming German adventure game is coming to PC digitally on  March 12th.

In April, console players will start their journey to Trüberbrook as well, it will be available for purchasing digitally on PlayStationTM4, Nintendo Switch and Xbox One on April 17th. Collectors who would like to buy the retail version, which includes a 24-page long travel guide, can purchase it two days later on April 19th.

With its superbly unique visual style, German charm, and a thrilling story of the likes of Twin Peaks and X-Files, Trüberbrook comes as a modern adventure game appealing to fans of the genre and everyone who like to see a fresh artist experience. The game was crowdfunded and reached its goal on Kickstarter within only 30 hours, amassing over $200,000 in total.   

 

Hand-crafted Scenery

One of Trüberbrook's most distinctive features is its unique visual style. The sceneries are purely handmade - 'handmade' as in: 'Manufactured using real hands!' And fingers. And glue. Look at what the developers made, piece by piece, by the sweat of our brows. Every little detail is custom-made:

The models were digitized using a technique called photogrammetry and later simplified for real-time rendering. Every scene got an individual treatment and was staged with actual physical lighting. This allowed the developers to simulate different hours of the day or weather conditions. Even a change of seasons were possible just by redecorating those sets, for example with real tiny little snowflakes — no joke!

Every variation of the miniature models was photographed and got re-projected onto the digital model. Using various compositing workflows, the characters were integrated into the scenery with digital lighting and real-time shadows. This way, highly detailed low poly models developed that blend perfectly with the digital characters. Each level was finalized by adding effects like light reflections, particle effects and depth of field.

 


About Trüberbrook

Trüberbrook is a thrilling mystery-sci-fi adventure game. Enjoy an adventurous vacation to a 1960's parallel universe! A Sci-Fi-Mystery Adventure Game with handmade scenery. 

Imagine yourself on a vacation to Europe in the late sixties. Now, picture yourself as a young American scientist; Hans Tannhauser. Yes, that's your name in this scenario. While you're at it, think of Trüberbrook, a remote village in rural, mountain-sloped and densely forested cold-war Germany. Because, that's where you somehow end up after hitting the continent. But who cares, you won the trip in a lottery! Or at least, that’s how it seems. But don't fear, instead of getting some rest, you could find yourself having to save the world…

FEATURES

  • Suspense! Mystery! Thrills! After all, it's a single player sci-fi mystery adventure game. We want to keep you entertained!
  • Join American student Tannhauser, stranger in a strange land
  • Set in cold-war rural Germany in the late 1960s
  • Inspired by Twin Peaks, The X-Files, Stranger Things & Star Trek
  • Indulge in universal themes such as love, friendship, loyalty, self-discovery and dinosaurs
  • Handmade miniature scenery!
  • Full voice acting in both English and German!
  • Atmospheric, moody soundtrack

About Headup

Headup is a hybrid games publishing and development company providing players worldwide with the best content in the independent gaming sector. Established in 2009, it is active on all major platforms such as consoles, mobile devices and PC, and was awarded as "Best Publisher" at the German Developers Awards in 2012, 2013 and 2017. With over 80 million customers served on mobile and further several million players on the PC and consoles, Headup is always looking to raise awareness and commercial success for developers thinking outside the box. More information can be found at www.headupgames.com.

About btf GmbH

btf is a former collective of art students from Cologne and Berlin, Germany. They work on a wide range of projects, from TV shows to music videos, short films, exhibitions – or video games. Each of their projects is a matter of the heart and carried out with much love for detail, from the first draft to the final product. If you are familiar with German TV, you might know their late night TV show »Neo Magazin Royale«, hosted by Jan Böhmermann. More information can be found at www.btf.de

 


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Review keys for PC are available. If you are interested, just send a short request including info about you and your media to the contact below.

 


For further inquiries please contact:

Gregor Ebert

[email protected]

+49 2421 48 68 703 (Germany)

Headup

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