October 03, 2018 – Triple I video game publisher Modus Games is partnering with UK developer Sketchbook Games to bring the award-winning puzzle game Lost Words: Beyond the Page to PlayStationÒ4, Xbox One and PC next year.
After much critical praise over the last two years, the emotional, narrative-driven game will be available in digital formats on the Xbox Store, PlayStation Store, and Steam worldwide.
Lost Words is a platformer set in the pages of a young girl’s diary, featuring a soul-searching story by acclaimed video game writer Rhianna Pratchett. Players will traverse across written words and manipulate them to solve puzzles in order to unlock the fantasy world of Estoria, where words are even more powerful.
The game tells a touching story, and invites players to directly engage with the thoughts and feelings of the diary’s owner. The game has already won fourteen awards, including an Indie Prize at Casual Connect 2018, UKIE’s UK Game of the Show at Gamescom 2017, and ‘Best Story’ and ‘Best Indie Game’ at Game Connection 2016.
“We are honored to be publishing this very special game,” said Christina Seelye, CEO of Modus Games. “Lost Words is a one-of-a-kind experience that breaks traditional puzzle game molds.”
“The team at Modus Games is giving Lost Words: Beyond the Page the care it deserves,” said Mark Backler, founder of Sketchbook Games. “They have been excellent to work with, understand our passion for the game, and have been really supportive in helping us make the best game we can. We can’t wait to get it out there to the world!”
Lost Words: Beyond the Page is also supported by Creative England and Microsoft’s Greenshoots Programme, The Wellcome Trust, Games Co London and The UK Games Fund.
About Modus Games
Modus is a premier global publisher of video games across all major physical and digital entertainment platforms. The label prides itself on collaborating with talented developers around the world to bring innovative games to the masses.
About Sketchbook Games
Sketchbook Games is a multi-award-winning studio founded by game designer Mark Backler, who previously worked at companies such as EA, Lionhead, and Sony, on a variety of games including Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenixand the BAFTA award winning Fable 2. The company is based at the Colchester Games Hub and is developing Lost Words: Beyond the Page in collaboration with Fourth State.