The Inner Friend

Entrant 2019



The Inner Friend is not a typical kind of game, it's mostly an experience. Diving into childhood fears and nightmares, you will try to make sense of this crazy adventure in which you must retrieve a lost part of yourself, the inner child. In this wordless adventure, you will encounter many beings, some that need your help and some that want your doom. You will have to face your fears while you are sent on a visually wonderful and unique journey through a very creative child's memories where your actions will speak louder than words. By rebuilding a child's bedroom, you will reconnect with a forgotten part of yourself through mysteries, challenges and adventures in the vast and eerie universe that is The Inner Friend.

The Inner Friend features a rich visual environment, supported by an immersive soundscape and a cinematic soundtrack enhancing immersion and emotional moments. Movement, imagery, and music are the main ways for the player to interact with the Shadow, their guide throughout the descent. Dark and scary, mysterious at times, the world of The Inner Friend is a surrealist representation of memories and fears.