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  VLG Publishing Partners with WhisperGames to Bring Investigative Thriller Dry Drowning to China, Japan, and South Korea
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Milan, Italy - Thursday 21st November, 2019: After a successful launch on PC across the West, VLG is excited to announce it has partnered with Chinese publishing powerhouse WhisperGames to bring investigative thriller Dry Drowning to Asian markets.

Thanks to the partnership, Dry Drowning will launch on PC, PlayStation 4, and Nintendo Switch across China, Japan, and South Korea, adding to the player base VLG has already amassed across Europe and North America. The game will be fully localised for all three regions and cements VLG’s ambitions to bring its IP to a global market.

Dry Drowning hit the West back in August and we’ve been looking at routes to other markets, which is where the partnership with WhisperGames comes in,” says Daniele Falcone, Publishing Director at VLG Publishing of the deal.

“WhisperGames’s experience of the Chinese, Japanese, and South Korean markets will be invaluable in expanding the game’s reach and bringing the story of Mordred Foley as he seeks to lift the lid on a serial killer taking out targets in a dystopian future.”

For WhisperGames, working with VLG on Dry Drowning hands the publisher access to a proven IP that’s already gained critical acclaim in the West.

“VLG set out to tell stories, stories of real quality, and by working with them we’ll be bringing a tale with real drama and pathos to potentially millions of new people,” adds Xianzhe Li, CTO and Co-Founder of WhisperGames.

“Markets like China, Japan, and South Korea provide so much potential for Western studios and publishers looking to make their mark. The hunger for quality games in these three regions is frankly astronomical, and we’ve become one of the most experienced players in this growing field.”

Dry Drowning features:-


  • Choices that really matter: More than 150 story branches and three completely different endings.
  • Moral choices that impact character relationships and the game environment across a potential 20 hours of gameplay.
  • Elaborate clue system for investigations: Learn about the city of Nova Polemos and its citizens through dialogue, evidence, items, and character biographies.
  • Horror style interrogations: Use evidence to reconstruct cases, break people’s masks of deception, and uncover the truth with Dry Drowning’s “Living Nightmare” system.
  • Explore flashbacks and past cases to solve new ones.
  • Dynamic soundtrack with more than 40 dramatic and emotional tracks.
  • A balanced mix of Western and Eastern visual arts, casting light on a grim futuristic setting where cyberpunk and retro elements harmoniously coexist.

You can check out the original Western launch trailer here:

The Chinese version of Dry Drowning will be released this December, while Japanese and Korean versions will be released 2020 Q1.

For more information, please contact:

Stefano Petrullo – Renaissance PR

[email protected] +44 (0) 7828 692 315

Keith Andrew - Renaissance PR

[email protected] +44 (0) 7834 237 322

Aaron Seaman - Renaissance PR

[email protected] +44 (0) 7889 691 181

- ENDS -

About VLG Publishing

VLG is a brand new publisher set up with the goal of working with games that tell strong stories and cast an eye on culture.

The company’s goal is to bring truly memorable entertainment to gamers across the spectrum - whether on PC, console, or mobile, and wherever in the world they may be playing.

About WhisperGames

Founded in 2015, WhisperGames is a global video game publisher based in Xiamen, China.

In order to help its partners reach a worldwide audience, WhisperGames provides multi-language text and audio localization services (including in-house voice recording), PR & marketing community, maintenance, legal support, and more.

WhisperGames has developed strong partnerships with companies in over 20 countries around the world, and has already provided custom publishing and localization solutions for more than 70 video games.