Factsheet

Developer:
Abyssal Arts
Based in USA/Japan/UK

Founding date:
September, 2014

Website:
abyssalarts.com

Press / Business contact:
contact@abyssalarts.com

Social:
@AbyssalArts
AbyssalArts Facebook

Releases:
City Of The Shroud
City of the Shroud (Steam Page)

Phone:
N/A

Description

At Abyssal Arts, we're focused on telling stories driven by interactions between the players and us as the developer. Games are an interactive medium, and we want to use that to create experiences that could not exist in any other way, while also providing exciting, engaging gameplay.

History

Origin Story

Abyssal Arts was founded by Keaton White, a former Production Manager in Global R+D at Capcom Japan, when he moved 6,000 miles across the planet to marry his college sweetheart. Teaming up with Moira Katson, who topped Amazon's charts in Sci-Fi and Fantasy as a self-published author 3 times in 3 years, and Ryan Becker, an immensely talented fellow game designer, we began exploring how to create interactive stories and worlds with a human touch, which ultimately lead to City of the Shroud®. Working with fellow industry veterans, programmers, and artists, Abyssal Arts' goal is to create games that push narrative boundaries while maintaining a satisfying action-game crunch.

Present Day

After successfully Kickstarting City of the Shroud®, the team is preparing the game for release on Steam for Windows and Mac OS. The game has been featured on the likes of Kotaku and Engadget, as well as selected as a "Best Of" at shows where the team has exhibited preview builds. The game is still in development.

Projects


Videos

Introducing the Duelist YouTube

Kickstarter/Greenlight Trailer w/Developer Interview YouTube

Fan Reactions at Insomnia to City of the Shroud YouTube


Images

download all screenshots & photos as .zip (27MB)
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wave-of-corruption.png
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menu-ui.png
alley-fight.png
boat-fight.png
portal-battle.png
ship-boarding.png
dialogue-visuals.png

There are far more images available for Abyssal Arts, but these are the ones we felt would be most useful to you. If you have specific requests, please do contact us!


download logo files as .zip (129KB)
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Awards & Recognition


Selected Articles

  • "A game to look out for."
    - Keza MacDonald, Kotaku
  • "A freakin’ awesome game."
    - Joseph Sale, GameSpew
  • "An RPG with a truly player-driven story... Very, very ambitious."
    - Aaron Souppouris, Engadget
  • "A refreshing take on the genre."
    - Zachery Bennett, Entertainment Buddha
  • "A world rich with magic, mystery and political intrigue."
    - Corina Dee, Alpha Beta Gamer
  • "The gameplay is fantastic."
    - Pierre-Yves, CGR

@shibusuke
Personal tweets by Keaton at twitter.com/Shibusuke.

@moirakatson
Personal tweets by Moira at twitter.com/moirakatson.

Development Blog
Read about the latest haps for Abyssal Arts at abyssalarts.com/blog.

Abyssal Arts Forums
You can always find us on our forums at abyssalarts.com/forums.

City of the Shroud™ Official Page
The official page for City of the Shroud™ is abyssalarts.com/shroud.


Team & Repeating Collaborator

Keaton White
Managing Director, Producer

Ryan Becker
Lead Game Designer

Moira Katson
Narrative Lead

Jon Slabaugh
Web Designer, Systems Engineer

Chris Nairn
Composer, Sound Designer

Grant Barber
IT, Freelancer


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