First-person character-driven adventure game The Berlin Apartment announced

The Berlin Apartment

Independent German studio bildundtonfabrik has announced The Berlin Apartment, a first-person character-driven adventure set in a single apartment over the course of a century.

The Berlin Apartment is in development for Windows PC (via Steam), Xbox Series X|S, and PS5 – though a release date wasn’t confirmed.

“We’re really excited to unveil The Berlin Apartment to the world with our debut trailer,” said Game Director Hans Böhme. “We’ve got lots more to share in the future when it comes to the variety of genres and stories you’ll be diving into and how that impacts on what you are doing with the game. For now, we’d like to embrace the spirit of the game and leave you with a bit of mystery…”

Here’s a rundown on the game, plus its reveal trailer:

The game’s story is told in a series of episodes over the course of the last century. Each episode tells its own story – with its own protagonists, in its own genre, with a very different atmosphere. What connects these tales is a historic apartment in Berlin that serves as the scene of the action.

The Berlin Apartment begins when a handyman is tasked with refurbishing an old apartment. Thanks to the COVID situation, he has a daughter to watch over and homeschool during the extensive renovation work. As he digs deeper and deeper into the history of the apartment, he brings it to life by telling its stories to his daughter. Relics from past times turn out to be silent witnesses – and former companions – of the apartment’s former inhabitants.

Dive into the lives of those that lived within the apartment’s four walls. Experience their dreams and the dangers that haunt them, live the hellos and goodbyes that defined their lives, witness their adventures, uncover memories and mysteries.


  • Treasure hunt: Discover relics and traces that reveal the history of an apartment and its former inhabitants.
  • Each episode is unique: Delve into moving short stories with unique gameplay twists for each new story.
  • Beautiful and refreshing artstyle: Explore detailed 3D environments in a colorful comic-book aesthetic.
  • A changing Berlin: Experience the unique historic backdrop of a colorful city and its turbulent past.


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