Press release:
Wiesbaden, Germany – 23rd November, 2021.
The Germany-based indie games publisher Assemble Entertainment and indie games developer Grimbart Tales today announced with great pleasure and delight that they have just released some new info and a brand-new dev diary video for their hand-painted genre-blending action-adventure game “ITORAH” (the game’s environments and themes heavily inspired by Mesoamerican culture and legends).

In the game, a curtain of evil in the form of a plague looms over the beautiful and once-thriving Nahucan. Alone, and seemingly the last human on Earth, the titular Itorah and her mouthy companion, a sentient battle-ax, are tasked with navigating the treacherous lands and defeating deadly foes to liberate Nahucan and its inhabitants. Today, the team brings us a new video, showing adventurers what lies in wait in ITORAH.

“I can promise you; behind the many layers of color leads a deep, emotional, and gloomy story that will appeal to all ages and leave you curious for more,” said Artur Bäcker, Grimbart Tales Lead Artist, Creative Director, and Co-Founder.

“Our goal is to create similar experiences for future generations and to allow space for older generations to revel in nostalgia.”

In the spirit of “easy to learn, difficult to master”, ITORAH captures the balance between platforming combat, puzzles, and impressive visual storytelling. A true labor of love, the studio has thoughtfully captured the best elements of the 8- and 16-bit platforming days, blending them with gorgeous hand-painted assets and quality character animations. Explore a variety of diverse biomes, battle enemies ranging from pint-sized to leviathan, and solve the mystery of humanity’s disappearance in this strikingly beautiful and heartfelt adventure.

To learn more about ITORAH and add the game to your wishlist, visit the official Steam store page here. ITORAH will launch on Windows PC and Mac via Steam in spring 2022. For more on the game and the development team, visit the official site at https://www.grimbart-tales.com/.

Preorders for ITORAH are now available. Visit the link here to confirm your copy.

To stay updated on ITORAH, follow Grimbart Tales on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and join the community on Discord.

About Assemble Entertainment
Based in Wiesbaden, Germany, Assemble Entertainment is an independent games developer and publisher best known for modernized award-winning Leisure Suit Larry series, featuring two new entries in the iconic decades-spanning saga, and the multi-award-winning Endzone – A World Apart, that challenges players to survive and thrive following an environmental apocalypse. Assemble Entertainment also organizes GermanDevDays, an annual conference that attracts more than 1,200 attendees from across the German-speaking video game development industry.

About Grimbart Tales
Founded in 2018, Grimbart Tales is an independent Development Studio based in Kaiserslautern, Germany. At Grimbart Tales we want to cherish wonderful memories and create games like the ones that thrilled us in our childhood by focusing on delivering high quality art combined with good old platforming gameplay. Learn more about us at https://www.grimbart-tales.com/.

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