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INDUSTRIA, a surreal first-person shooter from Headup & Bleakmill, is available now on Steam and the Epic Games Store, priced at $19.99 / €19.99 / £16.99. To celebrate the announcement, a new launch trailer gives a flavour of the compelling story that drives players through an eerie and atmospheric world, where dangerous robotic foes roam the city streets in a title inspired by the classic narrative shooters of the 2000s.
INDUSTRIA is set in 1989 on the eve of the fall of the Berlin Wall. Playing as a scientist named Nora, you set out to search for your missing friend and lover, leading you into the parallel dimension city of Hakavik, where East Berlin’s brutalist architecture merges with strange technological apparatuses and futuristic robots.
The enigmatic shooter combines the imagery and themes of surrealism and science fiction to create an unforgettable world where the player will be driven forward by a compelling story, a Lynchian ambiance, and intense FPS action sequences as they work to save their missing friend and discover the secrets behind INDUSTRIA’s beguiling setting.
Players will be equipped with four firearms and a melee weapon as they roam a dystopian landscape populated by mechanical monstrosities that reflect the strange state of a city augmented by unrecognisable technology. They must also be mindful of scarce resources should they hope to survive long enough to put together the pieces that will allow them to decode the mystery at the heart of this intriguing tale.
“INDUSTRIA started as a two-man-hobby project, but it’s grown into something much bigger,” reflects David Jungnickel, Co-Founder at Bleakmill. “After the hard work our now six-person team has put in over the last six years, we’re thrilled that players can finally step into the surreal sci-fi world we’ve created for them. We hope for them to discover a game ambitious in its visuals and narrative, but also streamlined in its mechanics and experience.”
Headup is a hybrid games publishing and development company providing players worldwide with the best content in the independent gaming sector. Established in 2009, it is active on all major platforms such as consoles, mobile devices, and PC, and was awarded as “Best Publisher” at the German Developers Awards in 2012, 2013, 2017, and 2019. With over 80 million customers served on mobile and further several million players on the PC and consoles, Headup is always looking to raise awareness and commercial success for developers thinking outside the box.
About Bleakmill Games
Bleakmill Games is a two-person studio founded by David Jungnickel from Berlin and Steve Chapman from Glasgow. The pair first met back in 2014, whereupon working in a big team, they soon decided to collaborate on their own passion project: INDUSTRIA. It started as a Silent Hill-inspired horror indie game that evolved into a fleshed-out, narrative first-person shooter with strong mystery elements. As they both have a past in modding, especially in the Source Engine, a strong similarity to titles like Half-Life 2 and Portal naturally developed over the years. With support from composer Lukas Zepf, sound designer Clemens Ruh, character animator Ben Davis, and first-person animator Gabriel Kirchner, INDUSTRIA grew into the ambitious title you see today.Sponsor this Article!