SSet in a post-soviet Eastern Europe, Last Days of Lazarus tells the story of a troubled man, long estranged, returning to his childhood home after his mother’s death to spend some time with his sister Lyudmila. But as the country around him starts to fall apart, so does reality itself, with a series of unexplainable events leading him on a quest to find out more about his family’s disturbing past.

Last Days of Lazarus - Press kit


Factsheet

Title: Last Days of Lazarus
Developer: Darkania Works
Publisher: GrimTalin
Release dates:
  • Steam - TBD, targeting Q1 2021
  • Xbox One - TBD, targeting late Q1 2021
  • Nintendo Switch™ - TBD, targeting Q1 2021
Platforms:
  • PC - Steam
  • Xbox One - Microsoft Store
  • Nintendo Switch™ - Nintendo eShop

Description

Set in a post-soviet Eastern Europe, Last Days of Lazarus tells the story of a troubled man, long estranged, returning to his childhood home after his mother’s death to spend some time with his sister Lyudmila. But as the country around him starts to fall apart, so does reality itself, with a series of unexplainable events leading him on a quest to find out more about his family’s disturbing past.

Last Days of Lazarus is a first-person adventure game with a strong narrative and rich visuals drawing its inspiration from the post soviet era with a Gothic vibe and supernatural elements. As the story unravels, you’ll meet questionable characters whose corrupted version of the truth you’ll need to navigate. With a troubled past yourself, you’ll struggle not only with solving the mysteries laid upon you but also with keeping alive any sliver of hope for salvation.

Features

  • Bone chilling setup inspired by Eastern European communism
  • Enthralling story about death, suffering, spirituality and politics
  • Two narrative paths, each with different characters, story and places to explore
  • Dread and gore combined with eerie beautiful environments
  • Disturbing plot with unexpected twists

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About the creator

My name is George Remus and I'm a visual artist with 7 years of experience in the game development industry. My greatest achievement is being the writer and artist behind the critically acclaimed Gray Dawn, a game with similar style to Last Days of Lazarus.

Recently I founded Darkania Works, which is right now as indie as it gets, featuring me as artist, writer, programmer and anything else that is needed. I always loved to tell people stories and games are one of the most fascinating ways to do it. I don't shy away from tackling sensitive subjects in my games, such as death, religion and politics. I will always strive to produce only the kind of games I believe in and I myself would like to play.

About the publisher

GrimTalin is a one man indie game studio I started in 2018. My name is Catalin Marcu and I have around 13 years of experience in the games industry. The main goal for GrimTalin is to create quirky little games for the world to enjoy, like The Adventures of Elena Temple and Long Ago: A Puzzle Tale.

My secondary purpose is to help out fellow indies publish their hard work. Titles already released include Cake Laboratory and Rollin' Eggz, both created by Square Heads Games. Upcoming titles are Buddinpals by Dungeonation and, of course, Last Days of Lazarus by Darkania Works.

Contact

Mail: marcu.catalin ..not writing that symbol because of spam bots.. gmail.com
Web: https://grimtalin.com
Twitter: https://twitter.com/GrimTalin
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GrimTalin
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3gXKqcP4J-_HehHKb5NA2Q
Developer: https://www.facebook.com/darkaniaworksgames/