Arthouse experience and debut title Unleaving is revealed by indie game studio orangutan matter

Posted March 08, 2023
Toronto, Ontario, March 8, 2023 - Become lost and find a new perspective in Unleaving. Fledgling studio orangutan matter are revealing for the first time their experiential game where art meets interactivity, utilizing a unique blend of traditional art and animation to tell the story of a child's surreal journey to understanding. Unleaving will be at PAX East 2023 with a playable demo, as well as a new teaser trailer giving players a taste of the mysterious and surreal experience to come.

Experience the new Unleaving teaser now:

Come play the 10-15 minute demo at PAX East, Booth #18114

Unleaving is a puzzle-platformer that weaves grounded physics and skill-based challenges into an metaphoric abstract narrative about some of life’s deeper meanings.This multimedia art world blurs the line between virtual and physical, with brushstrokes and textures that draw players into a contemplative exploration of the game's themes. The use of real-life art to create landscapes further grounds players in the world, encouraging appreciation of both virtual and real beauty.

The aesthetics of the game combine different traditional styles and mediums, mainly hand painting in impressionist style, pencil illustration and animation movement throughout the game. Every frame is a literal painting - the distinct visual style was brought to life with painting-animation techniques involving altering acrylic painting on canvas paper while capturing frames during the painting process. This results in many backgrounds in the game coming alive, breathing subtle changes as the player continues through the story.

Experience Unleaving at PAX East 2023, where a new demo will be available to play at booth #18114, and visit the Steam page to explore the new trailer and wishlist Unleaving today. Follow Unleaving on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. Media, press and creators are invited to join the Watchlist on Terminals for news and coverage opportunities. 

About orangutan matter
orangutan matter is a Toronto-based indie game studio bringing together a diverse team passionate about art and innovation. Their vision sees video games as a medium to explore and express the depths of human emotions and vulnerabilities. Their creative process prioritizes organic narrative development, leveraging a variety of perspectives to guide the process rather than controlling it.

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