The InnerFriend

Entrant 2018



Led by a mysterious Shadow, the player encounters dreams and nightmares inhabiting its materialized subconscious universe. Diving into its world, the player is a witness to the Shadow's childhood memories, collecting them to restore what was once its safe haven. Together, the player and the Shadow journey always deeper, unraveling a rich but wordless story, but every journey has to end. What secrets hide in its darkest corners?

The InnerFriend is a third person atmospheric adventure game about facing one's fears in a world created by the imagination of a child. Small and vulnerable, the player goes through a series of childhood games inspired challenges and brings back artifacts to slowly rebuild the child's bedroom. The game is narrative driven, but there is no text or dialogue, which leaves room for the players to interpret and connect to the game in their own way.