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The Spy Who Shrunk Me

Platform(s): PC
Genre: Action/Adventure
Developer: Catland
Release Date: 2019

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'The Spy Who Shrunk Me' Announced - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 15, 2018 @ 3:19 a.m. PDT

The Spy Who Shrunk Me is a stealth game, the player gets to be super agent Audrey Smoothspy armed with a shrink ray and a host of exotic and unusual spy gadgets.

Staying hidden from guards and traversing many exciting locales, the hero unravels a terrifying secret in 1980s Moscow which threatens to turn the Cold War into a fiery one. 

Sneak onto a train inbound to Moscow and infiltrate a software company that harbors grave secrets bound to turn the Cold War into a very hot one. Armed with banana peels, airbag mines and the capability to shrink enemies and drop them in toilets and paper shredders, you are the only one standing between the dreaded General Bolscotchkovich and his Soviet army.

The game features immersive first person stealth gameplay that blends scale-bending shrink ray mechanics, tongue-in-cheek humour and a hilarious 80s aesthetic. Go crazy by shrinking enemies and dropping them down toilets or use stealth and subterfuge to get past enemies undetected. The game can be completed without harming a single soul.

Finnish game developer Catland Ltd. announced their second game title, The Spy Who Shrunk Me, as well as an undisclosed funding round from acclaimed game industry veterans.

They have now successfully raised an undisclosed seed funding round to secure the development of insanely entertaining story driven single-player games. Catland secured its seed funding round led by legendary Finnish game developers and investors Sisu Game Ventures (run by Remedy founder Samuli Syvähuoko), Jaakko Manninen (CTO of Vizor), Sami Vanhatalo (Remedy founder and Combo Breaker chairman) and Niko Punin (renowned entrepreneur and business angel).

“Catland proved they are a nimble, versatile and above all playful bunch of game developers with their amazingly fun Taphouse VR last year. I like their strategy of going after the larger PC market while still delivering a unique and eye-opening experience for VR,” says Harri Manninen, Managing Director of Nordic XR Startups and first investor of Catland.

Commenting on the game, the Catland Ltd. CEO Tomi Toikka said, “The Spy Who Shrunk Me is a tongue-in-cheek spy adventure, a love letter to spy movies, immersive simulations and other games in the stealth genre. Armed with a shrink ray, you can shrink and dip Soviet soldiers into paper shredders and make them run in a hamster wheel - or shrink yourself to get past opponents. Just don’t get stomped.”

Key Features:

  • Be agent AUDREY SMOOTHSPY, the only agent aloof enough to fight the Soviet army all by herself. Armed with a stolen Soviet shrink ray, an assorted inventory of spy gadgets and some banana peels, you're the only one affordable enough for the job of saving the free world!
  • Keep the cold war communist regime under your heels (literally) by (also literally) flushing their cronies down the toilet! Manipulate your enemies size using your trusty shrink ray. And when the going gets tough, zip past enemies as a tiny shrunk spy.
  • This mission takes you all the way to MOSCOW to find out what a sinister software company office complex is actually hiding within! Sneak aboard a train, defuse a nuke and kidnap a scientist into a purse! Don't get caught or risk getting stomped on!
  • Play your way! Challenge yourself by completing the adventure without killing anyone or without getting detected.

The Spy Who Shrunk Me is slated to be released on Steam in 2018 and includes both PC and VR versions for the same price and is fully playable in both modes with additional interactivity offered in the VR version. The Spy Who Shrunk Me in VR requires motion controllers and room-scale setup to play, supporting the HTC Vive, Oculus Rift with Touch controllers and Microsoft Mixed Reality headsets.

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