Factsheet

Developer:
LUAL Games
Based in Zürich, Switzerland

Release date:
2026

Platforms:
PC and Mac with controller support / Steam Deck / Switch

Website:
https://lual.games

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Description

A Lovecraftian rogue-lite with thinky combat where you have to choose between empathy or violence.

Features

  • Multilinear story exploring empathy vs. violence
  • A rogue-lite with thinky combat, inspired by "Papers, Please"
  • Face Lovecraftian horrors and learn their language
  • Combination of 2D pixel art and 3D monsters

Videos

Early Prototype Trailer YouTube


Images

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Awards & Recognition

  • "Part of selected Swiss Games Showcase and Mentorship Program 2024" GDC, Nordic Games, Gamescom 2024
  • "Showcased at Courage On Tour" GDC, March 2024
  • "Showcased at European Games Showcase" GDC, March 2024


About LUAL Games

LUAL Games is a two-woman indie studio from Switzerland founded by Anna-Lena Pontet and Luzia Hüttenmoser. We started making games together while studying Game Design in 2021 and haven’t stopped since. Our first title "I doesn't exist" started as our bachelor project and hit the shelves in 2023 - now we are cooking up our second narrative project. We are all about stories that make players think - even after they finished the game. We want to contribute to the Swiss game scene not only as women in the game industry but also as passionate indie designers.

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



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