Blanc Launches Today on Nintendo Switch and PC
FRISCO, Texas — February 14, 2023 — Blanc, an emotionally powerful co-operative adventure, from Gearbox Publishing and developer Casus Ludi, is available now on Nintendo Switch, Steam, and Epic Games Store for $14.99 USD. In Blanc, you will play as a fawn and wolf cub working together to find their missing families after a massive snowstorm. Players will have to team up to solve environmental puzzles, overcome obstacles, and rely on each creature’s strengths to return home.
Blanc’s serene atmosphere and breathtaking black and white art will engross players in this emotional and cozy journey. The environments of Blanc were completely hand-drawn and translated into 3D, creating a stunning and unique visual style. Blanc features a simple control scheme. Only two buttons and an analog stick are needed to control each character. This, along with the game’s lack of combat, game over screens, dialogue or text ensures that Blanc can be experienced by any player regardless of age, language, or gaming experience. Blanc is designed to inspire cooperation and is at its best when played with friends or family.
Check out the Launch Trailer for Blanc, and find more assets HERE.
“Taking our first ever game from a humble proof of concept created during a game jam to the beautiful, co-op focused experience it is today has been quite a journey. We have learned a lot as storytellers.” said Florent de Grissac, Co-founder of Casus Ludi and Game Designer on Blanc. “We hope that the unique hand-drawn art, focus on cooperation, and cozy feeling experienced while playing will inspire everyone to find the fawn to their wolf cub and spend quality time together.”
- An Emotional Journey: Experience the poetic tale of a wolf cub and fawn lost in a sudden snowstorm. They will have to lean on each other to find their respective families again.
- Breathtaking Hand-Crafted Art: Immerse yourself in the beautiful black-and-white pen-influenced art style in breathtaking 3D.
- Find Your Way Home: Each animal has its own strengths that will help in navigating the serene, snowy landscapes. Simple controls featuring two buttons and an analog stick ensure anyone can play Blanc.
- Co-operation Required: Two players take control of either the wolf cub or the fawn. Guide them through the environment, unforgiving weather, and obstacles that you must face together. Build a relationship together locally on the same screen or from far away with online play.
About Casus Ludi
Founded in 2014, Casus Ludi is a studio specializing in crafting game-related experiences, based in Nantes, France. Led by a small team of experts, the studio mostly works on building playful experiences tackling topics and concepts with a social dimension. Casus Ludi’s productions drive meaningful projection, understanding and conversation using innovative approaches such as mediation through games and design fiction. Blanc is Casus Ludi’s first fully fledged video game title and is developed in association with a diverse and passionate team of freelancers.
About Gearbox Publishing
Founded in 2016, Gearbox Publishing was established with the goal of helping developers around the world bring their products to market while retaining their unique creative visions. The mission began with the critically-acclaimed Homeworld Remastered Collection for PC, and has since been followed by many titles and partnerships including Risk of Rain 2, tinyBuild’s Hello Neighbor, System Era Softworks’ Astroneer, Compulsion Games’ We Happy Few, and Counterplay Games’ PlayStation 5 launch title, Godfall. Gearbox Publishing remains committed to its mission to entertain the world and become the most developer-friendly publisher in the industry. The Gearbox Entertainment Company is a proud member of the Embracer Group AB family of companies, which is publicly traded at Nasdaq First North (EMBRAC B). For more information, visit www.GearboxPublishing.com.