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Whateverland Embarks On A Macabre PC Adventure on September 15

Kickstarter Success Brings Tim Burton-Inspired Point and Click to Consoles
[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Game Developer and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource Games Press]

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BARCELONA – Aug. 11, 2022 – Whateverland,  the hand-drawn, point-and-click adventure game from Caligari Games, drops into a surreal world on Windows PC via Steam, GOG, and Itch.io on Thursday, September 15, 2022. Versions on Nintendo Switch, Xbox Series X|S, and Xbox One also aim to take control of their destiny late 2022.
 
Whateverland, a world where morally grey souls are banished and transformed in a darkly comical way into forms befitting their souls’ selfish desires, ends up being the perfect place for professional thief Vincent. Stranded in this weird place, Vincent must seek an escape out of a makeshift society full of people no one would ever (willingly) get a drink with alongside a newfound–and not-so-helpful–sidekick Nick.


Discover new puzzles, storylines, and endings with nonlinear progression. Branching narratives and a morality system stretch beyond the bounds of good and evil with lots of grey to play with. Vincent’s skills as a thief can help get what he needs or wants, but at a potentially steep price. Vincent’s choices lead him down different paths containing more than 20 mini-games, with not all of them discoverable on a single playthrough.
 
Lead a team of small bug-like creatures that spawned from burned books, called the Bookashes, each bearing different abilities in battle to score a goal before the other team in Bell and Bones, an easy-to-learn hexagonal grid strategy game that’s popular in the world of Whateverland. Thanks to the Kickstarter’s reaching its stretch goal, fans who can’t get enough of this game-within-a-game can enjoy a standalone version at a later date.

 
The Whateverland experience combines a number of familiar influences, including point-and-click adventure classics and the best titles from the genre’s modern revival, with entirely hand-drawn art inspired by masters of the bizarre such as Tim Burton. Experience each storyline and mini-game with fully-voiced English language dialogue, told to the sound of an original jazz and polka inspired soundtrack performed and recorded by a sextet.

 
“We love the renaissance era of point and click adventures and want to bring back the feeling those games gave us to our audience,” said Eli Mikeladze, Narrative Designer, Producer, and Co-Founder, Caligari Games. “We’re glad we got such great support from fans of The Great Perhaps and with our Kickstarter and can’t wait to welcome them to the weird world of Whateverland.”
 

Whateverland releases on Thursday, September 15, 2022 for $19.99/19.99€ on Steam, GOG, and Itch.io for Windows PC, Mac, and Linux with English language voice acting and English, Russian, Ukrainian, Italian, Turkish, Japanese, Korean, and Chinese (Simplified) language text with more languages to come. Nintendo Switch, Xbox Series X|S, and Xbox One versions will release later this year. Whateverland: Prologue is available now on Steam for Windows PC, Mac, and Linux.


For more information, please visit the Caligari Games website, follow Caligari Games on Facebook and Twitter, and search for #Whateverland on social media.

 
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About Caligari Games
 
Caligari Games is an award-winning independent game development studio specialized in creating narrative-driven experiences for those who enjoy good storytelling and peculiar gameplay. In 2019 the studio debuted with The Great Perhaps, a 2D puzzle-platformer adventure and winner of Excellence in Narrative at devGAMM 2019 and Streamer’s Choice at the Indie Cup 2019. In 2020, Caligari Games launched a successful Kickstarter and playable prologue for Whateverland, which won awards for Best PC Game and Streamers’ Choice at Indie Cup ‘20 and Excellence in Audio at DevGAMM 2020.


Media Contacts
 
Kaylah Humphrey / Veronica Stodolnik
Stride PR for Caligari Games
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