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Narrative Puzzle Game RECURSIVE RUIN Launches May 18 on PC

An introspective journey through grief with a demon cat and kaleidoscopic environmental puzzles.
[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Game Developer and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource Games Press]

Publisher Iceberg Interactive and developer Bit Rot are excited to announce that Recursive Ruin is coming to Windows PC via Steam, GOG and the Epic Games store on Wednesday May 18, 2022!

Recursive Ruin is a kaleidoscopic narrative puzzle game that invites you into an infinitely recursive landscape aptly named the Infinite Worlds. Caught in a mix of existential crisis and environmental puzzles, you have to find your way by bending the world to your advantage. Recursive Ruin delivers a story that takes a deep dive into your psyche to deal with past trauma, grief, and a creative crisis.

The Infinite Realms are filled with strange, snarky denizens, hidden spaces, and mind-bending physics. You have a unique ability allowing you to shift the eternally repeating world inward or outward to your advantage as if you were playing with a kaleidoscope toy. Open up barred paths, overcome plunging depths, and trick motion sensors. In Recursive Ruin, the reality is what you make of it.

Take a glimpse at Recursive Ruin with the new trailer. Players can also get a taste of the adventure in the free demo, which will be live until May 18th.


  • Welcome to the Infinite Realms, a dying, fractal world of strange beauty and mind-bending physics that repeats eternally inward and outward.
  • Uncover the secrets of seven unique locations filled with hidden spaces and strange denizens.
  • Overcome the impossible and use circular logic to manipulate recursive physics and solve challenging self-referential puzzles.
  • Begin an introspective search for meaning and experience a bittersweet story that cascades into the surreal.
  • Use your unique abilities and shape the world to beat back the scourge known as Ichor, a malevolent substance eating away at the fabric of reality.


The press kit for Recursive Ruin can be found here.

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BIT ROT is a small indie game studio started by twin brothers Curtis McKinney and Chad McKinney. BIT ROT strives to create bold and challenging artistic works that go beyond convention. Before starting BIT ROT the brothers worked professionally on many games including Elder Scrolls: Online, and Star Citizen. The brothers earned MFAs from Mills College, and PhDs in computer music. Their least favorite number is 0x7F.


Iceberg Interactive is an independent video game publisher founded in 2009 by an international group of games industry veterans. Located in Haarlem, The Netherlands and staffed with avid gamers, Iceberg works closely with an assembly of game developers around the world, both midsize and indie.

Known for many hit franchises including Starpoint Gemini, Killing Floor and Circle Empires; the company has enjoyed recent success with PC titles such as Strange Horticulture, Blazing Sails and Railroad Corporation. Iceberg Interactive has many exciting multi-format games coming up, including King of Retail (PC), Recursive Ruin (PC) and DOOMBLADE (PC). To learn more, please visit

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