Love Among the Shadows: Beautiful Puzzle Platformer ‘Eternal Hope’ Out Now on PC

Steam keys available for Ori-inspired title with a dark love story

Going to the ends of the earth for love is one thing, but would you venture beyond them? That’s the question posed by the gorgeous platformer Eternal Hope, which invites players on a darkly surreal journey into the depths of the Shadow World following its launch on Steam.

Taking stylistic and gameplay inspirations from the likes of Ori and the Blind Forest and Limbo, the world of Eternal Hope is richly detailed, utterly beautiful and yet fraught with quiet danger. Consumed by the quest to rescue his cherished love, protagonist Ti’bi steps into the purgatory-like Shadow World – where deadly pitfalls and ancient mysteries lurk at every turn.

Using Ti’bi’s newfound ability to shift between dimensions, players will uncover secrets not meant for the eyes of the living as they traverse evocative landscapes and encounter the Shadow World’s diverse cast of supernatural entities. Which are friends and which are foes? Who can help Ti’bi to solve puzzles and overcome obstacles, and who is out to hurt him? Eternal Hope players will confront these quandaries and more as the game’s unique story unfolds. For best effect, experience it in a single sitting!

Set across mystic forests and hidden caves, ancient cities and imposing mountains, Eternal Hope is a truly stunning debut PC title from up-and-coming indie studio Doublehit Games that will resonate with all fans of sumptuous 2D artwork, eerie vibes and Ghibli-esque creatures. 

Publisher Kwalee – led by Codemasters co-founder David Darling alongside an experienced team, including those who have previously held senior roles at the likes of Ubisoft and Team17 – selected Eternal Hope to be the first externally-developed PC game released following the firm’s recent move into PC and console game publishing.

Indie studio Doublehit Games initially self-published Eternal Hope in 2020, earning plaudits from both players and critics. The game was also awarded the ‘Best Brazilian Game’ prize at the IGN Brasil Game Show.

“The qualities of Eternal Hope shone through from the first time we saw it,” said Kwalee CEO David Darling, who knows a thing or two about identifying great titles having previously launched classic gaming series such as Dizzy, Micro Machines, Operation Flashpoint and DIRT (formerly Colin McRae Rally) during his time at Codemasters. “The team at Doublehit Games have created an excellent game with a wonderful sense of style and we’re excited to be working with them to publish it.”

Angelo Parodi, co-founder and artist at Doublehit Games, commented: "Eternal Hope has been a real labour of love for us and we’re always excited and proud to see players entering its world for the first time. We believe that Eternal Hope is a special game and with Kwalee’s backing, we can’t wait for even more gamers to experience it.”

To buy, wishlist or find out more information on Eternal Hope, please visit the game’s Steam page. Steam keys are available on request to media and influencers – please contact matt.suckley@kwalee.com to request one or for any other enquiries. 

About Eternal Hope:

Eternal Hope is a gorgeous puzzle platformer in which players follow the story of Ti'bi, a lonely boy who has lost the love of his life. Embark with him on a darkly surreal journey that might restore the soul of his beloved from the purgatory-like Shadow World, but will also be fraught with dangers to overcome and secrets to unearth.

A game about love and mystery, Eternal Hope will have you encountering otherworldly friends and foes as you shift between dimensions to traverse the mystic forests, hidden caves and ancient cities of its beautifully evocative world.

Developed by Brazil-based independent studio Doublehit Games, Eternal Hope was named ‘Best Brazilian Game’ at the IGN Brasil Game Show 2019. It has been described as “a wonderful indie title that players will find themselves thinking about for days after they finish it” by Screen Rant.

About Doublehit Games:

Doublehit Games is a small game studio located in Curitiba, Brazil. Founded in 2015, the studio’s focus is on creating high-quality games that provide a unique and compelling player experience.

Doublehit Games is a company founded on a passion for video games and immersive storytelling. The company has grown quickly throughout the years and boasts more than five commercial releases, the latest being Eternal Hope.

About Kwalee

Kwalee is a games publisher and developer based in Leamington Spa, UK, which boasts more than 650 million downloads on mobile platforms with games such as Teacher Simulator, Draw it, Bake it, Shootout 3D, Rocket Sky! and Line Up: Draw the Criminal. The company also publishes a growing catalogue of PC and console titles including Eternal Hope and TENS!.

Founded by games industry icon and Codemasters co-founder David Darling CBE, who is joined by a fast-growing team of global gaming experts with studios in the UK, India and China and remote team members all over the world, Kwalee is on the lookout for high-quality games to publish on all platforms and encourages developers to get in touch.

Outside of its games, Kwalee is also highly active in the industry, as an ambassador of not-for-profit organisation Women in Games and a regular supporter of the charity SpecialEffect.

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