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Award-Winning Indie Platformer White Shadows Launches On Epic Games Store

New accolades trailer highlights big award win for visually stunning title now offering discounts on several platforms
[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Game Developer and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource Games Press]

Gothenburg, Sweden - April 8th, 2022 - Thunderful and Monokel’s award-winning cinematic platformer, White Shadows, today launches on Epic and, to celebrate the launch, players can take advantage of a 25% discount on the Epic Games Store, Steam, GOG and the Xbox Store.

A new accolades trailer for the game brings into focus the strengths that won this dark and disturbing dystopian vision positive reviews from the gaming media and netted the game the German Computer Game Awards’ €60,000 Newcomer Award for “Best Debut”.

White Shadows is a cinematic puzzle platformer available for PC, PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S where you play as a little Ravengirl trying to escape a brutal dystopia founded on propaganda that puts her at the bottom of its hierarchical social ladder. Striking architectural forms and a stunning monochrome art style combine to create a world of tragic beauty where the lies of the elite are plastered across walls, twisted forms of entertainment are used to keep everyone in their place and hope seems in short supply. 

Composed of a vast network of towers rising from the void of post-catastrophe darkness into the sky above, the city our young heroine seeks to escape is a dangerous place to be. She will have to find ways to avoid the teeth of machinery primed to grind her into dust, leap across rickety infrastructure that bridges the cavernous darkness all around and avoid the watchful eyes of guards ready to gun her down. She will travel to the city’s brightest highs and delve to its darkest depths on her journey, discovering her destiny among the last free people alive. 

“It’s been great to hear the ways in which White Shadows has been interpreted and enjoyed since its release,” said Daniel Wagner, creative director and co-founder at Monokel. “By bringing the game to Epic and offering some discounts, I hope more people get the chance to check out our little piece of art.” 



About Thunderful
Thunderful Group is a group of companies that develops, publishes and invests in games as well as distributes Nintendo products, games, game accessories and toys. Founded in 2017 Thunderful Games is one of the two business segments in Thunderful Group, the other being Thunderful Distribution. Over the last few years Thunderful Games has, organically and via acquisitions, grown into a global organization with eight development studios and over 300 employees. Besides the award-winning internal development pipeline, Thunderful Games also publishes a large number of third-party titles and invests in external game projects.

About Monokel
Monokel is an independent development studio for interactive narratives. Situated in Cologne and with friends all over, we produce games that see themselves as stories – stories worth telling in a world that grows in polarization, marginalization, and injustice in the distribution of wealth and power. Our shared goal is to inspire through our stories and encourage critical thinking. We try to provide thought- and heart-provoking gameplay experiences for curious players around the world.

The nature of our work is strongly experimental. Monokel sees itself as a social company. We try to emphasize and amplify the voices of every single person who works with us. We put self-organization over classical hierarchies and talent over resumes.

As of now, we are a band of eight mostly highly likable weirdos from all kinds of different backgrounds. Our team includes an emotional support dog (Bonny, named after a famous pirate queen) and a big rubber chicken (Mono, named after nothing in particular). Bonny likes it when you hug her. Mono screams. And of course, we are very pretty. On the inside.

About Mixtvision
Mixtvision is a cross-platform publisher based in Munich, Germany. A dedicated team works to publish indie games that resonate with players through moving stories and gameplay, inspire thoughts and emotions, and leave a lasting impression. Titles released to date include the critically acclaimed Far: Lone Sails, Minute of Islands and A Juggler’s Tale.

Media Contact
Plan of Attack on behalf of Thunderful
Jeffrey Matulef (Americas)
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Paul Walker-Emig (EU & Oceania)
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