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The Shattering

Platform(s): PC
Genre: Action/Adventure
Publisher: Deck13 Interactive
Developer: SuperSexySoftware
Release Date: Q4 2019

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'The Shattering' Free The Secret Room DLC Coming Next Week - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on April 16, 2021 @ 10:40 a.m. PDT

The Shattering is a first-person, story-driven, psychological thriller that takes place in the pristine white aesthetic of protagonist John Evans’ own dream.

You can’t remember anything. All you see is white around you. You hear a voice. You see a watch, swinging slowly in front of your eyes: “I know you think everything is alright, but tell me, how come you can’t even remember her name?”

The Shattering places you in the mind of John Evans, where you struggle to piece together the fragments of your past and present. Not remembering is one thing, but what happens when your mind leads you down the twisting path of fake memories in order to shelter you from the truth?

Follow the voice of the Doctor as it guides you deeper into your mind, and experience the key moments of John’s life that define and shape him. Discover the truth, shatter the lies, find out what happened to John… and remember her name.

The Shattering is a first-person, story-driven, psychological thriller. It’s defining features are the dynamic environments, beautiful aesthetic and intriguing story. There are no failure conditions in The Shattering, nor complicated puzzles. The gameplay is meant to submerge you in the mind of John, as you take each step forward into the twisted mystery of what happened. A serene and emotionally charged soundtrack give every moment life, while the visuals delight at every corner.


Super Sexy Software and Deck13 Spotlight released The Shattering nearly one year ago. For its anniversary, the developers have prepared a very special free DLC. The Secret Room is not your typical DLC but a live developer commentary. Players who have finished the game can unlock the new conent and give the game another try - this time with developer comments and information activated.

With The Secret Room players can get an in depth look at the creation of The Shattering. Think of this DLC as a playable making of, with developer comments and thoughts about the design processes. Why were decisions made, how was the process of implementing certain solutions?

This DLC comes with:

  • Unlocking the last door in the Corridor with new game content
  • Detailed environment to explore
  • Objects and Scenes that were not used in the main game
  • Developer commentary
  • Option to replay individual Acts of the main story

    Playing this DLC requires finishing the main story first.

The Shattering - The Secret Room DLC will be available April 21, 2021.

Key Features:

  • A rich and constantly evolving world taking place in the mind of John, where there are no limits or rules
  • Beautiful and rich realistic environments painted with a pristine white aesthetic provide a original scenery that stands apart
  • An intriguing story split into 5 acts that pieces together knowledge of the past and understanding of the present as you progress
  • A sublime, gripping and intense original score composed for the story of The Shattering breathes live into each moment

The Shattering is currently available for PC (Steam).


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