Having managed to finalize work on Sherlock Holmes Chapter 1 prior to the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the team of Frogwares confirms that it is still operational and announces Project Palianytsia, a Victorian horror adventure with a strong symbolic value.
Frogwares Communications Officer, Sergey Oganesyandoes not enter into the merits of the setting and gameplay of the new IP of the company based in Kiev but underlines a far more important of this project: “We are revealing it now because we want to make it clear to those who follow us that we are continuing to work, and also because we wanted to show the middle finger to all those who invaded our country hoping to upset and ruin our lives. We are developing it almost entirely from scratch and it is much more difficult to do in these circumstances, so it was not realistic for us to keep the open world setting we were working on before this war broke out. “.
The exponent of Frogwares then enters into the merits of the name chosen for this new IP: “Palianytsia is a symbolic term for Ukraine for its importance in our national cuisine. And then because it’s the phonetic equivalent of Dark Souls for Russians who often can’t pronounce it correctly when trying to pass themselves off as Ukrainians. And so we are using it in the field to quickly identify unknown individuals and their possible affiliation with infiltrator groups. “.
At the bottom of the news you can admire some preparatory sketches on the evocative dark-colored settings of Project Palianytsia, with strong references to the Victorian era.