Ahead of launch next year, Elf Games and Luna2 are shedding light on how their shared progeny, Children of Silentown came to be. Insights about the unique design of the game and more are now available in a new ‘Making Of video.

The story follows Lucy, a young girl growing up next to a monster-filled forest. Lucy is afraid of the forest, just like any other child. Every night, the echoing roars rob her of her sleep. Not even her dreams are a safe place where she could play. People disappearing is nothing uncommon in the village, but this time, Lucy is old enough to investigate on her own. Or so she thinks…

It’s up to Lucy and the player to solve the surrounding mysteries and learn to use her voice. Play minigames, solve puzzles, and collect clues amid atmospheric music and an eerie yet endearing hand-drawn art style. Songs specifically play a paramount role. Depending on how many you’re able to learn, you can find yourself at one of multiple endings.

Children of Silentown screenshot

Children of Silentown ‘Making Of’ Video

Originally developed as an animated short, Elf Games and Luna2 collaborated to bring the Children of Silentown into the interactive medium. The ‘Making Of’ video tells the tale of how this suggestion snowballed into the game we see today.

A full-fledged release coming to consoles and PC, made by a small group of people in their off-hours from their full-time jobs in software development and full-time content creation on YouTube. The passion this team exudes is infectious, poured into the project slowly but steadily over the years. Even Jack, the punk, cannot wait to share it with everyone. 

Curious players can try the free prologue on Steam now. Children of Silentown releases 11th January 2023. The game will be available on PC, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation and Xbox consoles.

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