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Platforms: PC, Mac, Linux
Players: Single-player
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Release date: Early 2016
BLEAK is a 2D High Difficulty Fantasy Platformer for PC, Mac and Linux.

Key Features

- 60 Platforming levels (Multiple ways of beating levels that change the path you take)
- Three playable characters each with unique abilities.
- A massive lore that spans thousands of years across seven original races.
- Strong focus on single-player narrative story telling.
- An all original soundtrack by alternative rock band "Or Nothing"

This game is currently in its early stages of development. All footage was taken from a pre-alpha build. We will be releasing more content the moment it's available!

"Bleak character concept art"

A Little About the Plot

Having spent his life locked inside, protected by his sister and hidden from an extremely hostile world, a young Sourcer named “Bleak” passed the time using his creativity and ingenuity to rebuild a destroyed C.O.G. surveyor robot. This robot acts as the player’s in-game camera. “Glitch” (the name Bleak gave to the machine) can translate glyphs, see through certain walls and keep track of found resources. When his sister is discovered and arrested, Bleak emerges with Glitch by his side into this unfamiliar and overwhelming terrain for the very first time determined to find her and bring her safely home. And if you accept the challenge, this is where you come in.

"Early concept art for the setting and UI"

The deadly unknown world of Pinnacle is inhabited by a huge array of unique beings, cities and belief systems. Most of these inhabitants are jaded and dangerous though there are a few exceptions. Along his journey Bleak forms friendships with Bug, a feisty Beardstaff heir, and Sky, a sightless Sylvan warrior. Using their unique talents, these allies help you and Bleak navigate this unknown and deadly reality.

Is it even possible to break free from such overpowering and menacing control? Ultimately, it’s truly up to you. Use your agility, creativity, diplomacy and ingenuity to guide Bleak, unravel the corruption, rescue his sister, and save Pinnacle from destruction…
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Tenwall  [author] Apr 29, 2015 @ 9:58am 
Thanks so much! There's a lot in store for next PAX ;)
Swol Papa Apr 27, 2015 @ 4:30pm 
Congrats on getting Greenlit. Can't wait to see you guys again next year.
Tenwall  [author] Apr 19, 2015 @ 8:13pm 
Thanks so much! :)
lawrencedeanj Apr 19, 2015 @ 6:37pm 
Congrats on getting greenlit!
shannonlasell Mar 13, 2015 @ 5:53am 
i want to play right now!!! eeeeeep!!!!
The Best Username Ever Mar 10, 2015 @ 2:49pm 
I played at pax esat it was fun but really hard I hope it goes places
Tenwall  [author] Mar 9, 2015 @ 8:13pm 
The website is down at the moment, we're getting it back up with the download page as soon as possible, sorry about the issues :(
Mark_Almeida16 Mar 9, 2015 @ 4:28pm 
Am I just missing where to get the demo from? redirects to this page.
Mark_Almeida16 Mar 9, 2015 @ 4:24pm 
One of the standout games that I saw at PAX East for sure. Loved the demo and can't wait to play the full game!
Tenwall  [author] Mar 9, 2015 @ 2:43pm 
Haha, I agree, Justin's the creative director on the game, your dedication was definitely inspiring! Thanks so much for the support