Factsheet

Developer:
Morteshka
Based in Perm, Russia

Release date:
Q1 2021

Platforms:
PC
Nintendo Switch
PS4
Xbox One

Website:
http://blackbookgame.com

Regular Price:

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Description

“Black Book” is a dark RPG Adventure, based on Slavic mythology, in which you play as a young sorceress. Battle evil forces, aid commonfolk and travel across the rural countryside, where humans live alongside mythological creatures.

History

Black Book is a unique opportunity to get acquainted with the world of Northern Slavic mythology, shaped by its history and tradition. The game was developed by the people who grew up with these folk tales, and consulted with historians and anthropologists to make sure the game’s narrative accurately represents the beliefs of their ancestors.

Features

  • Experience the haunting tale of myth and mystery, set in the backdrop of towns and villages of late XIXth Century
  • 7 Chapters to get through - each with their own main unfolding narrative and multiple side-stories
  • Battle the evil spirits with the card-collecting, deck-building battle system
  • Meet all kinds of companions on your way through Cherdyn - from a war-battered soldier to a talking cat with a dry sense of humor
  • Recruit demonic forces to your cause and use their power to grow stronger
  • Dive into the world of Slavic legend and folklore, and test your newfound knowledge its mythology

Videos

Announcement Trailer YouTube


Images

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About Morteshka

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We are a small indie studio from Perm, Russia. Our projects are mythology and ethnic-based with the narrative and worlds supported by historical facts and folklore. The name of the studio comes from wordplay of "Mort", which is French for "dead" and Komi for "a man", and "Matryoshka", the famous Russian doll. Our team currently consists of five people.

More information
More information on Morteshka, our logo & relevant media are available here.


Black Book Credits

Vladimir Beletsky
Game Designer, Writer, Programmer, Artist

Ildar Alimov
Art Director

Mikhail Shvachko
Sound Director, Music Composer

Andrey Khudozhidkov
Programmer

Darya Solonets
Animator

Hypetrain Digital
Publisher


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