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‘Aporia: Beyond The Valley’ Explores a Unique Form of Storytelling Presented Without Text or Dialogue

The First Person Non-Linear Puzzle Game Brought to You By The Producer of ‘Girl With the Dragon Tattoo’ and ‘Wallander’ Releases on PC Later This Year

London, UK, 9th May 2017 - Green Man Gaming Publishing and Investigate North are pleased to announce Aporia: Beyond The Valley, an experimental, story driven, non-linear puzzle game coming to PC later this year.

Aporia: Beyond The Valley is a beautiful and immersive game created in CryEngine by Investigate North, a company chaired by Ole Søndberg, the producer of Wallander and  The  Girl With The Dragon Tattoo. It is their second title, following the critically acclaimed found footage mystery game,  Cloud Chamber. Aporia: Beyond The Valley takes a unique approach to storytelling, allowing players to actively explore a puzzle filled, non-linear environment that reveals a thrilling mystery surrounding ancient technology and the ruins of civilization, all told entirely without text or dialogue.

"The development of Aporia: Beyond the Valley started three years ago," says Niels Wetterberg, producer at Investigate North. "The writing of the story and the creation of the world has been a real adventure in itself, but hopefully only half the adventure of playing it. We can’t wait to have players immerse themselves in the rich world we have worked hard to create. We are excited to see how players will explore, react to and interpret Aporia: Beyond the Valley."

Gary Rowe, EVP of Publishing at Green Man Gaming said that "Bringing Aporia: Beyond The Valley to market represents Green Man Gaming's continued support of talented independent developers. It's been a labor of love for Investigate North, and we're pleased to be publishing this beautiful first person adventure". 


Game Description

The mystical world of Ez’rat Qin - once a mighty civilisation, now a crumbled ruin. 

You awake after hundreds of years of sleep, in an abandoned land and no memory of your past. Immersed in this world of dark beauty, thrilling mystery and ancient puzzles, you embark on a quest to find out what happened in this world, and to discover who you are.

Aporia: Beyond The Valley is a first person puzzle game set in the world of Ez’rat Qin. Explore a world filled with strange nature, ancient technology, and haunted by a spirit roaming the fog-covered forest. With a whole new story and puzzle mechanics, Aporia: Beyond The Valley presents players with the challenge of actively exploring and piecing together a non-linear story of what happened in this mysterious world. Aporia: Beyond The Valley brings a unique approach to the art of storytelling, by not using text or dialogue. It offers new, interesting puzzle mechanics, and elaborate environmental storytelling within an immersive world.

Key Features - 

  • An immersive, detailed world created in CryEngine.
  • Explore a story about humanity, technology and civilization told without text or dialogue. Uncover clues, devise theories, and make up your own mind.
  • Avoid traps and solve brain twisting puzzles made to make you question what happened in The Valley.
  • Explore bizarre architecture and overgrown nature, choosing your own path in the game’s non-linear world.
  • Fully original musical score.
  • Full controller support.

Press Assets for Aporia: Beyond The Valley can be found here

Pre-purchase available on Green Man Gaming and Humble Store

Also coming to Steam .

For more information please contact:

Michael Power

Account Manager – Swipe Right PR

E: michael@swiperightpr.com

Notes to Editors

About Green Man Gaming

Green Man Gaming is a global e-commerce technology company in the video games industry and the first choice for millions of gamers around the world.

We offer a wide range of games from AAA to indie titles across multiple platforms in 190 countries worldwide.  We work with over 500 publishers, developers and distributors to offer our customers a wide range of games at competitive prices. Green Man Gaming also help developers publish their own games and bring them to market, supporting them every step of the way.

Our passion for games and strong community platform provide gamers with access to the latest insights, reviews and updates from the gaming industry.  Our vibrant online community also connects gamers and rewards them for in-game activity.  This gameplay data allows us to further improve the overall gaming experience.  Our objective is to help gamers to connect, play and enjoy immersive gaming experiences.  


About Investigate North

Investigate North is a cutting edge and award winning Nordic content producer that exists to create challenging and engaging concepts. Their Chairman is Ole Søndberg, producer of Wallander and The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo. They previously developed the experimental Massively Multiplayer story game, Cloud Chamber.



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