11 bit studios has picked up publishing for INDIKA, a new narrative-focused adventure game set in an alternate 19th century Russia.
INDIKA is being developed by Odd Meter and will release sometime in 2024 across Windows PC (via Steam, GOG, and the Epic Games Store), Xbox Series X|S, and PS5. Part of the game’s revenue will be donated to help those affected by the war in Ukraine.
Here’s a rundown on the game, plus a new trailer and developer message:
In INDIKA, players assume the role of the titular nun, Indika, embarking on a mind-bending journey to explore the duality of good and evil and the understanding that nothing is absolute. At its core, INDIKA is a third-person perspective adventure game, blending exploration with environmental puzzles and a touch of platforming. However, steeped in themes of sin, sorrow, and moral dilemmas, INDIKA transcends traditional gaming, resembling an art-house film that challenges societal norms rather than offering simple amusement.
MEET A NOT-SO-ORDINARY NUN
INDIKA is a third-person, story-driven game set in a strange world where religious visions clash with harsh reality. It tells the story of a young nun who sets off on a journey of self-discovery with the most unusual, horn-headed companion by her side.
On the outside, Indika seems to be a typical nun attempting to adjust to a difficult and monotonous monastery life. Humble and innocent in her appearance, do not be deceived as this young girl has also made a highly unlikely acquaintance—as she speaks with the devil himself.
Indika’s unusual connection with the Evil One leads her on an errand beyond the safe walls of the monastery. The world she discovers can only be described as a wild combination of comedy and tragedy straight out of the novels by Dostoyevski and Bulhakov.
ENJOY AN INDIE GAME WHERE EVERYTHING GOES
Do our religious beliefs make us better people or are they simply there to help constrain us? Are those who exert control over our lives really the ones we should listen to? Indika will have to find answers to these and many more questions before she finishes her life-defining odyssey.
- Play a third-person, story-driven game with a dark sense of humor
- Join a young nun Indika on her journey of self-discovery
- Meet the devil himself as Indika’s unlikely travel companion
- Travel through surreal landscapes of Russia seen in a distorted mirror
- Tackle subjects of religion and authority and learn how much they constrain us