Get ready to dig up some of those old fears from childhood as The InnerFriend has been announced and aims to do something close to just that. Okay, maybe not directly but Playmind is aiming to at least tackle something along these lines with their first real video game for the PC, PS4 and Xbox One. More or less, The InnerFriend sounds to be more about the way we all coped with said fears and nightmares and how they are more similar than we all have thought before. Again, this is the general idea behind it all and not the core thing we are truly going to explore as the game itself looks to be more of what the protagonist is going through and nothing that I can ever recall having to deal with growing up. Maybe this will show me something deeper I never knew about myself.
While still in the announcement phase of thing, The InnerFriend does have a nice trailer to see just below. There you can see how the game will dig into some of the more surreal aspects of dealing with things. It also looks to go further into the concept of katabasis and other aspects inspired by the work of Carl Jung. It is hard to say what we should directly expect in The InnerFriend, but it does look like it could drag up some old things for some people. I am just not sold yet on the whole how it links us together beyond cultural and other background differences. The idea sounds like all humans use the same methods to deal with these things and The InnerFriend is going to put all of that in our face to see. At least as it sounds to me.
The InnerFriend — PAX East 2018 Trailer
Led by a mysterious Shadow, face fears and nightmares inhabiting its materialized subconscious universe. Diving into a unique and eerie world, relive the Shadow’s childhood memories, collecting them to restore what was once its safe haven. Journey always deeper through the subconscious, unravel a rich but wordless story and encounter gruesome beings, whom it is necessary to escape. Ultimately, however, you have to face them. The InnerFriend 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, scary and mysterious, the world of The InnerFriend is a surrealist representation of memories and fears.
What are your first thoughts of The InnerFriend based on what little we have to go on here? Do you see how it will make sense for the broad audience or will this be something that only hits home for select gamers out there with a creepy aspect for the rest? Do you already see how it relates to you just based on this short teaser trailer for PAX East? Let us all know down in the comments and then discuss. As The InnerFriend is getting shown off out at PAX East, I am sure we will have a lot more for the game in short order. Keep checking back in for more on it and many other video games out there.