Factsheet

Developer:
Twisted Ramble Games
Based in Berlin, Germany

Release date:
August, 2020

Platforms:
PC / Mac / later: Nintendo Switch / Android

Website:
https://twisted-ramble.com/duru

Regular Price:

EURapprox. €18.00

Description

Duru is a 2D Puzzle Platformer set in a west-african inspired mole rat colony. While solving puzzles with an AI companion that works with and against them, players follow the story of Tuli, a story about the struggle with insecurities, darkness and friendship. She shows her thoughts in pictures so players can learn about her mental illness on an intuitive level and witness how other mole rats deal with it.

History

Duru started as spare time project after the founders finished their Game Design studies at HTW Berlin in October 2017. After receiving funding from the Berliner Startup Stipendium in July 2019 the team of Twisted Ramble Games was able to work on the game in full time and with a third team member.

Features

  • 2D Puzzle Platformer about depression
  • AI companion that works in two destinctive behaviours with and against the player
  • Original setting with lovingly designed characters
  • Story about a serious topic, told in a light-hearted but earnest way
  • Dialogs that rely solely on visuals

Videos

Gameplay Trailer YouTube


Images

download all screenshots & photos as .zip (9MB)
tuli-finding-bel.png
bel-frightening.png
lunchtime-mole-rat-colony.png
ingame-mechanics.png
tuli-dark-thoughts.png
bel-manipulates-puzzles.png
solving-puzzles-with-bel.png
tuli-running-away-from-bel.png
tuli-running-away.png
HugTuli.png
storage-contributing-food.png

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About Twisted Ramble Games

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Twisted Ramble Games tell stories about stigmatized topics like mental illness, social constraints and cultural differences. They want to present those topics from different perspectives and strengthen awareness. Thus they give new ways to solve problems and react healthier to difficult situations or persons affected by one of these topics and close the gap between serious games and entertainment.

More information
More information on Twisted Ramble Games, our logo & relevant media are available here.


Duru Credits

Kerstin Schütt
Narrative Design, Concept, Programming

Verena Hetsch
2D Art, Animation, Concept

Sandra Schmidt
Level Design, Marketing, Concept

João Wichert
Videograph

Contact

Press / Business Contact
contact@twisted-ramble.com


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