Puzzle Platformer ‘Tandem A Tale of Shadows’ Showcases Tim Burton Inspirations in New Trailer

Developer Monochrome and Publisher Hatinh Interactive have revealed a brand new cinematic trailer for their upcoming dreamlike puzzle platformer Tandem: A Tale of Shadows.

This title follows a headstrong girl named Emma and a teddy bear named Fenton as they attempt to uncover the truth behind Thomas Kane’s mysterious disappearance. This game feels like a “German expressionist or Dutch golden age art piece brought to life” thanks to the inspiration derived from Jules Vernes, Conan Doyle, and Tim Burton.

Players will experience a top-down perspective when playing as Emma and a horizontal side-scroller view when playing as Fenton. Emma uses her lantern to cast shadows that Fenton can then cross.

You can read more of this title’s key, advertised features below:

  • Stunning Art Direction
    Discover a playful and frightening universe inspired by Jules Vernes, Conan Doyle, Tim Burton, and Victorian-era architecture.
  • Clever Puzzles
    Solve over forty puzzles and obstacles in order to unravel the mystery surrounding Thomas Kane’s disappearance.
  • Dual Gameplay
    Swap perspectives between Emma and Fenton. Light up the scene and cast shadows as Emma from a top-down view. Walk on shadows projected by Emma’s lantern from Fenton’s side-scroller view.
  • Fight with Strategy
    Players will face mechanical toy-like enemies and bosses throughout each dimension. Since Emma’s strategy is not to attack, players must rely on their wit to move forward.
  • Narrative-Driven Adventure
    Players are invited to discover many fun, creative, and very elaborate cutscenes. Clever players will find the hidden rooms which will reveal the clues that will teach them more about the disappearance of Thomas Kane.
  • Diverse Mechanics
    Push or pull objects to create shadows. Use alarms and traps to your advantage. Tandem features a variety of interactive elements for players to experiment with.

Tandem: A Tale of Shadows is releasing for PC, Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One later this year.

You can view the new cinematic trailer for the upcoming puzzle platformer below:


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