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Tandem: A Tale Of Shadows

Platform(s): Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
Genre: Action/Adventure
Publisher: Hatinh Interactive
Developer: Monochrome
Release Date: Oct. 21, 2021

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'Tandem: A Tale of Shadows' Physical Nintendo Switch and PS4 Editions Coming In 2022 - Trailer

by Rainier on Nov. 19, 2021 @ 10:19 a.m. PST

Tandem: A Tale Of Shadows is a dreamlike puzzle platformer with action and adventure elements that offers a unique dual gameplay experience.

Thomas, the only son of the Kanes, a famous magicians couple from the late 19th century in London, has disappeared. Emma, a stubborn young fan of their shows, is convinced that she must find him and decides to investigate. On her way to the Kanes’ manor, she mysteriously meets Fenton, Thomas teddy bear, endowed with magical powers. Together, they set out to find Thomas and will have to team up to face any obstacles they encounter.

In Tandem: A Tale of Shadows, puzzle platformer fans and experts alike will face dozens of puzzles across five beautiful Victorian-inspired worlds. Players will alternate between Emma’s top-down view and Fenton’s horizontal side-scroller view, oftentimes using the former’s lantern to cast shadows the teddy bear can cross. Clever and innovative gameplay mechanics will be introduced as the duo travels from one universe to the next.

As Emma and Fenton master intelligent obstacles, confront menacing mechanical toys, and uncover clues about Thomas’ disappearance, players will learn more about the relationship between the girl and Thomas’ teddy bear Fenton and find out more about Thomas’ disappearance.

Monochrome Paris, Hatinh Interactive, and Funstock, are excited to announce that Tandem: A Tale of Shadows is getting a physical release on Nintendo Switch & PS4 on March 25th, 2022. 

Pre-orders have just opened on, where an Exclusive Collector's Edition is also available.

The Collector's Edition for Tandem: A Tale of Shadows includes:

  • Character Figurine of Emma (10cm standing height)
  • 52-page landscape artbook (170 x 134mm)
  • Collector's Box (217 x 167 x 57mm)

Key Features

  • Stunning Art Direction: Discover a playful and frightening universe inspired by Jules Vernes, Conan Doyle, Tim Burton and Victorian era architecture. Each dimension in Tandem feels like a German expressionist or Dutch golden age art piece brought to life.
  • Clever Puzzles: Solve 45 puzzles and obstacles in order to unravel the mystery surrounding Thomas Kane’s disappearance. Overcome vicious spiders and creepy clowns, etc
  • Dual Gameplay: Swap perspectives between Emma and Fenton. Light up the scene and cast shadows as Emma from a top-down view. Walk on shadows projected by Emma’s lantern from Fenton’s side-scroller view.
  • Fight With Strategy: Players will face mechanical toy-like enemies and bosses throughout each dimension. Since Emma cannot attack, fans must rely on their wit to move forward.
  • Narrative-Driven Adventure: Gather clues hidden in the game’s worlds to learn more about Emma, Fenton the teddy bear  and Thomas’ disappearance.
  • Diverse Mechanics: Push or pull objects to create shadows. Use alarms and traps to your advantage. Tandem features a variety of interactive elements to keep players on their toes.

Tandem: A Tale of Shadows is available as digital download on Nintendo Switch, PS4, Xbox One and PC (Steam / Epic Games Store / GOG).

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