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The Inner Friend


Led by a mysterious Shadow, face fears and nightmares inhabiting its materialized subconscious universe. Dive into a unique and eerie world to relive the Shadow’s childhood memories and overcome them to restore what was once a safe haven. You’ll journey ever deeper through the subconscious to unravel a rich but wordless story and encounter gruesome beings that you must evade. Ultimately, however, you will have to face them.

The Inner Friend features a rich visual environment, supported by an immersive soundscape and a cinematic soundtrack enhancing immersion and emotional moments. Movement, imagery, and music are the main ways for the player to interact with the Shadow, their guide throughout the descent. Dark and scary, mysterious at times, the world of The Inner Friend is a surrealist representation of memories and fears.


IMMERSIVE STORYTELLING : Immerse yourself in a visually-driven narrative with a minimalist interface

AN EERIE ADVENTURE : Journey through a surreal world inspired by childhood nightmares and psychology

DIVERSE GAMEPLAY MECHANICS : Overcome obstacles, solve puzzles and defeat nightmarish foes

RECONNECT WITH YOUR INNER CHILD : Earn the Shadow’s trust to unlock new challenges and pieces of the story

COLLECT ALL ARTIFACTS : Rebuild the Shadow’s safe haven to save him from his darkest fears


  • Release date: 30/09/2018
  • Platform: PC, Playstation, Xbox
  • Rating: Everyone 10+
  • Type of game: Action / Adventure, Other



PLAYMIND is a gaming and digital media studio that has an accurate perception of the ever-changing digital culture. For more than 15 years, PLAYMIND has been specializing in the design and development of digital media. The studio combines strategic analysis and prototypes using cutting edge technologies to create strong immersive experiences. PLAYMIND focuses on console/PC, mobile, VR, AR and event-based video games, on digital interactions and immersive environments for advertising, museums, events, world fairs and performances. PLAYMIND has released its first IP console game called The Inner Friend in September 2018 and the game has received many awards.

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