GEARBOX PUBLISHING AND CASUS LUDI ANNOUNCE BLANC, A POETIC HAND-DRAWN GAME COMING IN FEBRUARY 2023
Frisco, Texas (June 28, 2022) – Blanc, an artistic cooperative adventure game offering a breathtaking hand-drawn experience, was unveiled today by Gearbox Publishing and Casus Ludi. Players will be drawn into an endearing, artistic cooperative adventure that follows the journey of a stranded wolf cub and a fawn as they overcome the odds to find their families. Adults and children alike will enjoy the heart-warming story when Blanc launches in February 2023 on Nintendo Switch and on PC via Steam and the Epic Games Store.
An emotional journey
Experience the poetic tale of a wolf cub and fawn as they travel through stunning landscapes. Lost in a sudden snowstorm, the duo will be forced to lean on each other to follow the footprints their families left behind in the snow.
Breathtaking hand-crafted art
Immerse yourself in the beautiful black-and-white world – completely hand-drawn before coming to life in 3D. Blanc focuses on the journey and experience while tugging at the hearts of players. A soothing soundscape supports the game’s text-free gameplay and storytelling.
Find your way home
Each animal has its own complementary strengths that will help you navigate the serene, snowy landscapes. Using only two buttons and movement, this simple gameplay allows anyone to play and follow their journey home.
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.
“At Casus Ludi, we’ve been crafting game-related experiences for years to foster conversation and understanding on topics and concepts with a social dimension,” said Florent De Grissac founder and game designer at Casus Ludi. “Blanc is a passion project for us, and it is our first video game title. With Blanc, we want to create a meaningful experience without antagonism, based on mutual aid and empathy, for everyone to enjoy no matter their skill level.”
“It has been an honor to partner with Casus Ludi on their delightful and inspired new game, Blanc. Casus Ludi’s vision is distinct and heartfelt,” said Steve Gibson, president of Gearbox Publishing. “We are captivated by the artistry and the poetic atmosphere emanating from Blanc and can’t wait to share it. Blanc, through its bonding themes, intuitive experiences, and smooth gameplay is perfectly suited to bring joy to anyone who wants to share an experience with a friend or loved one — even those who may have never played a videogame.”
The first-ever Blanc trailer debuted during today’s Nintendo Direct Mini and is available here.