The Past Within

Platform(s): Nintendo Switch, PC
Genre: Online Multiplayer
Developer: Rusty Lake
Release Date: Nov. 2, 2022

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'The Past Within' Gets PC And Mobile Release Date - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Sept. 21, 2022 @ 4:00 a.m. PDT

The Past Within is an asymmetrical co-op puzzle game in which one player explores the Past whereas the other ventures forth in the Future.

In The Past Within, two players must work together and communicate with each other as they explore the bizarre, dreamlike universe of Rusty Lake in order to solve the many mysteries surrounding Albert Vanderboom. Play together with someone you deem trustworthy: one in The Past, the other in The Future.

The past and future cannot be explored alone! Team up with a friend and piece together the mysteries surrounding Albert Vanderboom. Communicate what you see around you to help one another solve various puzzles and explore the worlds from different perspectives!

The Past Within is the first co-op only point-and-click adventure set in the mysterious world of Rusty Lake. The story of The Past Within doesn’t require any prior knowledge of the series to be enjoyed!

“We’re very much looking forward to releasing The Past Within and allowing fans of the series to return to the dark yet tantalizing Rusty Lake universe - and this time they can do so together! Albert Vanderboom has always been an important character in the series, and in The Past Within players must help his daughter Rose set his terrifying plans in motion…” says Robin Ras, co-founder of Rusty Lake.

Interested fans can check out a playable demo on Steam.

Key Features:

  • A co-op experience: Play together with a friend, one in The Past, the other in The Future. Work together to solve the puzzles and help Rose set her father’s plan in motion!
  • Two worlds - Two perspectives: Both players will experience their environments in two different dimensions: 2D as well as in 3D - a first-time experience in the Rusty Lake universe!
  • Cross-platform play: As long as you can communicate with each other, you and your partner of choice can each play The Past Within on your preferred platform: PC, Mac, iOS, Android and (very soon) Nintendo Switch!
  • Playtime & Replayability: The game contains 2 chapters and has an average play-time of 2 hours. For the full experience, we recommend replaying the game from the other perspective. Plus you can use our replayability feature for a fresh start with new solutions to all puzzles.

The Past Within is coming to PC/Mac (Steam), iOS and Android on November 2, 2022, followed by Nintendo Switch at a later time.

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