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White Shadows wins at the German Computer Games Award 2022

The cinematic puzzle platformer receives the Newcomer Award for "Best Debut"
[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 1st, 2022 - At the festive gala of the prestigious German Computer Games Awards 2022 which took place last night, White Shadows won the Newcomer Award for "Best Debut".

The dystopian title is known above all for its unmistakable artistic style; its colourless and sinister world catches the players eyes immediately. Adding multiple layers of social criticism and some disturbing scenes, White Shadows not only captivates players attention, but is also thought-provoking.

"White Shadows throws us into a dark world whose dense, oppressive atmosphere casts a spell over us,” reads the description from the German Computer Game Awards. “Thanks to the successful staging and many lovingly placed details that tell a story about oppression, discrimination, and violence via environmental storytelling, the gameplay never gets boring, even in quieter moments. Puzzles and mechanics that appear in the course of the game provide variety and classical pieces of music that are only used in a few places set exciting accents. White Shadows is an audiovisual work of art with a strong message."

Thunderful would like to congratulate the development team of Monokel and the lead producers, Mixtvision, for their extraordinary masterpiece!



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.

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