The Thin Silence Brings its Emotional Narrative to Steam, Humble Bundle, and Itch.io Today
April 27th, 2018 — Today, Two PM Studios with Nkidu Games Inc., releases their first major title, The Thin Silence on Steam, Humble Bundle, and Itcho.io. Available for PC and MacOS it comes in at $9.99 with a 10% discount at launch on Steam. The Thin Silence is a narrative adventure game told through the introspection and recollection of Ezra Westmark. Inspired by games such as Limbo and Knytt Stories, follow the journey of Ezra from his self-imposed exile to forgiveness and hope. Find creative ways to make your way out of the darkness, uncovering the journey that lead you there and the hope that leads you home.
The Thin Silence is partnered with CheckPoint Organisation Ltd, a not-for-profit organisation which connects mental health resources with video games and technology. The partnership, which includes donating 10 cents to charity for each copy of the game sold, aims to aid CheckPoint in their mission to provide support and help raise awareness on mental health issues. More information about CheckPoint can be found on their website at https://checkpoint.org.au/.
“When we started making The Thin Silence, we didn’t know we were making a game about mental health. I wasn’t really comfortable with that being a leading theme of the game for a lot of development. There’s a lot of shame and fear about opening up about these things, video games are “fun” after all. Seeing Checkpoint’s work is part of what made me feel like we could and should make a statement and share our perspectives.” – Ben Follington, Technical Director
Explore with Ezra, coming across interesting usable items, combining them with other items to make new and useful tools, and employ them to navigate the platforms and puzzles of Ezra’s world. Amongst the darkness, the game features that sound, that thin silence, which calls to us in our darkest hours. That sound we can’t hear or describe which somehow gives us the strength to try again and push through obstacles previously insurmountable.
EXPERIENCE THE STORY
Enjoy 5 hours of unique and varied challenges driven by a fresh item-vs-environment interaction mechanic.
Experience breathtaking vistas and quiet contemplation.
Featuring a moving original score by LightFrequency.
Over 40 unique in-game documents.
Mostly believable hacking sequences.
The Thin Silence is available now on Steam, Itch, and Humble for Windows PC and Mac OSX at a price of $9.99 USD with a 10% discount at launch.