Indie developer perelesoq has announced the September 29 release date for their story-driven adventure game, Torn Away. Torn Away is a single-player immersive experience animated with stylized hand-drawn art. The game tells the story of Asya, a young girl who escapes from a Nazi labor camp during World War II. Her goal? To find a way home.
As far as gameplay goes, Torn Away is a mix of several genres. Torn Away’s base mechanics are that of a classic point-and-click adventure, but there are also elements of 2D platformers, stealth scenarios, and cinematic first-person scenes. Overall, this includes 3-5 hours of gameplay as well as instrumental and electronic music.
Perelesoq made Torn Away as an anti-war depiction of Russia and post-Soviet countries’ experiences during the war. They drew inspiration from documentaries and books— in particular, the diaries of children throughout WWII. As seen in the game’s trailer — released August 29 — the game does not shy from the horrible and haunting realities of the war. Understandably, playing the game comes with the generalized content warning that players will see and experience the horrors of war. These content warnings include: threats to life, implied death, fire, weapons, and more. The game is heart-wrenching but not for the faint of heart.
The game is now available on Switch and PC.