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Platform(s): PC
Genre: Adventure
Release Date: Jan. 26, 2023

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'Grunnd' Is A Handcrafted Point & Click Adventure Coming To PC Next Week - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Jan. 18, 2023 @ 5:18 p.m. PST

Grunnd is a handcrafted point-and-click adventure about traveling through a town that appears ordinary… right up until revealing its surreal and twisted nature.

Grunnd is a unique take on the point-and-click genre with platformer-inspired locales, fast travel, and branching multiple-choice events that the player will begin to unfold as they start their journey.

The world of Grunnd is a homage to the works of David Lynch and Franz Kafka, with a setting that sprinkles the game’s style with droplets of Southern Gothic and Black Metal. In this bizarre and captivating adventure, you decide how the dialogue progresses throughout the game to unravel the mystery. As much as Grunnd is about its characters, it’s about the protagonist’s introspective journey.

In Grunnd you find yourself having overslept on the train ride home from work; In a panic, you jump off at the next station and find yourself in Bytown, a seemingly ordinary town just before the sundown. As it happens, you soon find out that the last train back to civilization has just left and you have no other choice but to explore the surroundings.

The people you encounter in Bytown are bizarre, and while some may seem helpful at first, it quickly becomes apparent that many have their own agenda. Realizing things aren’t quite as they seem, you come to terms that sleep isn’t in the cards for you this evening.

“With Grunnd I wanted to tell a story that is not overburdened with puzzles and irrelevant actions. Primarily I want the player to enjoy the narrative and have it stay with them after they’ve finished the game. Grunnd is only the beginning, we are working on expanding the universe with more narratives and transmedia projects,” said Olafs Osh, the developer and director of Sektahouse

“We loved Olafs passion for story, which is apparent with his work on podcasts and inspirations. Grunnd is more than just another narrative. It is a deep dive into a bleak world and despite its murky undertones speaks to the complex nature of people and what propels us to keep pushing onwards,” commented Vic Bassey, representative of Bright Gambit.

The world is inspired by the works of Franz Kafka and David Lynch, and the setting has those taste droplets of Southern Gothic. This is not only the Protagonist's journey - it's yours as well.

Key Features:

  • Handmade 4K artwork to bring unique Universe to life;
  • Multiple endings. Meaningful;
  • Mouse-only controls available. Controller fully supported;
  • Five+ hours of gameplay;
  • Original soundtrack, great to listen as a standalone;
  • Fast-travel to get rid of backtracking;
  • Hints – if you need them;
  • Side quests – if you want them;

Grunnd is coming to PC (Steam) on January 26, 2023.

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