Platform(s): Nintendo Switch, PC
Genre: Adventure
Publisher: Focus Home Interactive
Release Date: May 10, 2022

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'Dordogne' Publishing Right Picked Up By Focus Entertainment, Delayed Until 2022 - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 25, 2021 @ 9:10 a.m. PDT

Dordogne is a nostalgic and moving narrative experience, with sumptuous art direction across hand-painted, watercolor landscapes.

Bienvenue en Dordogne, where the sun shines and life is good… Revisit your favorite childhood memories in this hand-painted watercolor narrative adventure.

Dordogne is a narrative adventure game in which you play as Mimi, a 32-year-old woman visiting the house of her recently deceased grandmother. As a souvenir of the childhood summers Mimi spent with her in Dordogne, her grandmother left her letters and puzzles to solve, to remind her to make the most out of life.

In this colorful region, full of wonderful scents and feelings, Mimi will immerse herself back into her childhood memories, and see once again through the eyes of the little girl who marveled at everything.

Dordogne is set both in the present and the past. In the present timeline, Mimi explores the rooms in her grandmother’s home. In the past timeline, you’ll help a 10-year-old Mimi explore Dordogne and complete her quests, affecting the present.

Along with the puzzles that both versions of Mimi will solve, you’ll collect photos, sounds, objects and words to create Mimi’s journal – keeping young Mimi’s memories of summers spent with her grandmother in Dordogne.

Born from the unique vision of Creative Director Cédric Babouche, Umanimation is a new developmetn studio based in the Southwest of France, is made up of passionate creators with expertise in animation, cinema, and video games.

“With this partnership for Dordogne, Focus once again demonstrates its active and historic support for the French-speaking scene, as well as its constant desire to offer singular titles and vectors of emotion,” says Yves Le Yaouanq, Chief Content Officer of Focus Entertainment. “Cédric Babouche and Aymeric Castaing, both from animation backgrounds, have brought together their expertise and talent to create a universe of hand-painted watercolors that bring to life a rich, vibrant video game. The game is driven by a strong, emotive, immersive, and nostalgic narrative, set between past and present, where the dreams and fears of children confront our desires and regrets as adults. Beyond the game, more than a business partnership, it is a creative exchange between the Umanimation and Focus teams, a collaboration that is based on shared values ​​and ambitions."

“We are delighted to have the confidence and support of a publisher like Focus. Their international experience and reputation are decisive factors that confirm our idea that together we will be able to make Dordogne a certain success,” declares Aymeric Castaing, president of Umanimation Group. “With this co-production, we are committed with even greater fervor to our desire to create interactive stories - Dordogne, accompanied by Focus Entertainment, carries the foundations."

"I am very happy to be associated with Focus Entertainment on Dordogne,” says Cédric Babouche, director, CCO of Umanimation. “As the author of the project, it is a real pleasure and honor to be accompanied by such a trusted partner. Dordogne is an atypical game that is so close to my heart. I am delighted that it has found a second home at Focus Entertainment."

Key Features:

  • A wholesome family story: Discover the close relationship between Mimi and her grandmother through touching and fun gameplay moments. We hope that these slices of life, from the most trivial to the most symbolic, can make you remember your own positive childhood memories.
  • Explore the beautiful Dordogne region: Through the quests of young Mimi, discover the beautiful environments of Dordogne. Faithfully adapted into watercolor, they’ll immerse you in this charming French region, so dear to Mimi. Forest walks, climbing, kayaking, cave explorations… Discover these typical activities of the region.
  • Puzzles and mysteries to progress in the story: While playing as Mimi in the present (as an adult) and in the past (as a child), you’ll need to be resourceful and patient to solve puzzles and mysteries left by her grandmother. 
  • Craft Mimi’s journal: With pictures, sounds, objects and words that Mimi collects, let your creativity flow and create Mimi’s journal, unique to each playthrough. A truly symbolic object of a high sentimental value, it reflects Mimi’s adventures and memories of Dordogne, and the connection she shares with her grandmother.

Dordogne is coming to PC (Steam) and Nintendo Switch on May 10, 2022.

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