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A narrative thriller game

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Berlin –September 28,2021– Indie game publisher idealCat Games, together with the development studio City From Naught Inc. is releasing their narrative thriller Keyword: A Spider's Thread on Steam, today. 

In Keyword: A Spider's Thread, you’ll depend on skills of logical deduction, hacking, and social engineering to solve challenging puzzles as the only means of finding your missing daughter.

Play as Guo, a father with a complex past, who must use all the tools at his disposal to find his daughter, Sala. Solve problems as you would in real life, hack into emails and social media, and dive into the dark web to find your daughter’s whereabouts.

Keyword: A Spider's Thread allows players to use binoculars to spy into the homes of neighbors, discover lurking enemies, and look over the city of Toronto to find important clues and put the pieces together.

The full version of Keyword: A Spider's Thread costs $16.99 and €13.99 original price. However, there is a special10% discount for the first week.

A free demo of the game is currently available on Steam till October 7. The demo version will allow players to enjoy a 30 mins-like experience of the game.

  • Set in the near-future of 2048 in a city inspired by Toronto, Keyword merges cyberpunk with traditional Chinese aesthetic, creating an eerie and immersive environment.
  • Utilize binoculars to tap into your investigative side and uncover if people are who they say they are.
  • Immersive soundtrack that mirrors the emotional tone of the gameplay by Seycara.
  • Travel through time loops, changing your view on reality and evaluating if forgiveness is always possible.
  • Reconsider the consequences and impact of sharing your data and information online.
  • Gripping and thought-provoking narrative written by Future Science Fiction Master award-winning author, Jiangshan.
  • Three difficulty modes that let you decide the level of challenge you’re willing to take on with a flexible hint system if you get stuck.
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About idealCat Games
Based in Berlin Germany and Shanghai China, idealCat Games started from a marketing agency to help big publishers boost their games all over the world. It has now teamed up with more talents to become a global game publisher to deliver fun games for borderless players with the best ideas and knowledge. 

About City From Naught Inc
City From Naught Inc. is an indie game studio based in Toronto. The crew started with 2 developers, who loved puzzles and solving them with our friends. The team grew as more and more people tested and liked this game and decided to join the team. Now, there are more than 10 people working on Keyword with diverse backgrounds. We can’t wait for players to experience the mystery and intrigue of Keyword.