Zürich, 2nd November, 2017 – Blindflug Studios, an independent developer based in Zürich, is thrilled to announce that dystopian, stealth-puzzler (re)format Z: is now available to download completely free for iOS and Android devices.
Set in Zürich in the year 2117, (re)format Z: immerses players in a dark, dystopian vision of the future in which the all mighty LIBRIA Corp has full control of its populace.
Players assume the role of Alice, who, with the backing of a mysterious underground organization known only as The Resistance, must uncover the truth and spark a revolution to trigger the collapse of the totalitarian system.
Players will explore a neon-soaked version of the historic old town of Zürich, Altstadt, using stealth and cunning to sneak past surveillance cameras and drones, outsmart security patrols and solve devious puzzles.
(re)format Z: explores contemporary issues facing today’s society by drawing comparisons between modern-day tech giants and the events of the Reformation 500 years ago, delivering an experience that is equally as informative as it is thrilling and challenging.
“The impact that the tech companies have had on the modern world is undeniable, they have completely shaped our day-to-day lives and the worrying level of access to our personal data. As a society it’s important for us to not overlook the issues that come part-and-parcel with such developments.” said Moritz Zumbühl, President & Co-Founder, Blindflug Studios. “Data protection, freedom of press and human capital flight are all contemporary concerns, and the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation gives us the perfect opportunity to shine a light on them – as the comparisons are obvious.“
Download the (re)format Z: press kit here: http://presskit.blindflugstudios.com/sheet.php?p=reformatz
About Blindflug Studios
Blindflug Studios is a nine-person independent game studio from Zürich, Switzerland dedicated to creating new, unexpected and meaningful experiences. With a passion and talent for seamlessly blending beautiful visuals, immersive mechanics with real-world socio-political issues, its games thrill and stimulate the mind in equal measure.
Blindflug first established this winning formula with its debut title “First Strike”, a nuclear war-themed strategy game which was a huge hit among critics and players alike. Since then, the team has gone from strength-to-strength publishing acclaimed indie gems such as the roguelike “Cloud Chasers” which tackled issues of migration, and most recently released “Airheart”, an aeroplane action game that highlighted overfishing.
As part of the international celebrations of the Reformation, Canton Zurich and the City of Zurich, the Evangelical-Reformed Church, the Protestant City Association and Zurich Tourism have launched the “500 Years of Zurich Reformation” Society. The focus here is on the relevance of the Reformation – the repercussions and social influences that can be felt in Zurich today. Barbara Weber and Martin Heller together direct and curate the festival programme, taking a critical, enquiring approach. They have developed a multifaceted festival for city and canton, running through from mid-2017 to early 2019.