The Inner Friend

The Inner Friend is an action/adventure game with psychological horror elements. Diving into childhood fears and nightmares to retrieve a lost part of yourself. It's a narrative driven game without any texts or dialogues, leaving players some room for interpretation. Every level in the game features different mechanics based on classic childhood games (marco polo, floor is lava, hide&seek).

Platform: PC, Mac & Linux
Release: September 6th, 2018


For more than 15 years, PLAYMIND has been specializing in the design and development of digital media. . PLAYMIND focuses on mobile, VR, AR, console and event-based video games, on digital interactions and immersive environments for advertising, museums, events, world fairs and performances.


Médéric Ellul


Key Features

● 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


Led by a mysterious Shadow, face fears and nightmares inhabiting its materialized subconscious universe. Diving into a unique and eerie world, relive the Shadow’s childhood memories, collecting them to restore what was once its safe haven. Journey always deeper through the subconscious, unravel a rich but wordless story and encounter gruesome beings, whom it is necessary to escape. Ultimately, however, you 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, scary and mysterious, the world of The Inner Friend is a surrealist representation of memories and fears.

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