Warsaw, Poland – 28 April 2021 – Cosmic Top Secret announced for a May 21 release on Nintendo Switch™, PS4™ and Xbox One
Winner at A MAZE. & IndieCade, this autobiographical game needed official military clearance of its content to be released. It also inspired the creation of a life-size event at the Cold War Museum of Denmark.
Made by Klassefilm and Those Eyes, Cosmic Top Secret will be published by Nakana.io on Nintendo Switch™, PS4™ and Xbox One on Friday, the 21st of May.
- Game page on Nintendo Switch eShop
- Game page on PlayStation Store
- Game page on Xbox Store
- Trailer on YouTube
- Genre: Story-driven Adventure / Educational / Autobiography
- Price: $9.99 / 9.99€
- Publisher Nakana.io website
- Co-producer Klassefilm website
- Developer and co-producer Those Eyes website
Official Store Description:
Hi, I’m “T”. Was my Dad a spy during the Cold War? Help me investigate!
EXPERIENCE SOMETHING UNIQUE
“Cosmic Top Secret” is the weird, but official, term NATO uses for top confidentiality. A fitting name for this game since it needed military clearance to be released!
Cosmic Top Secret won multiple awards for the innovative ways it engages players in deeply documented plots. The game even inspired the creation of a life-size event at the Cold War Museum of Denmark.
SPIES, SOLDIERS & POLITICIANS
Meet people who made history – spies, army leaders, math geniuses, fighter pilots and more – from both sides of the Iron Curtain and with incredible, absurd or thrilling stories.
FIRST COMPUTERS & NUCLEAR THREAT
Discover fascinating programs and devices designed to outsmart the enemy in a tense context of international espionage and fear of atomic war. This is the dawn of new technologies.
DEEPLY PERSONAL, YET RELATABLE STORY
“Like a million others, I’m an ordinary ‘kid of the Cold War’. Just a very curious one with parents working in Intelligence services. By getting to know me and my family better, you might see yourself and even feel the itch to investigate your loved ones!” – Trine Laier (“T”)
PUBLISHED BY Nakana.io
“We gather games that share a strong experience to remember. We’d never seen anything like Cosmic Top Secret before!” – Mikaël Bourget, founder of the publishing label.
Best described as a hybrid of reality and fantasy told in an abstract papercraft world, Cosmic Top Secret has been seven years in the making. The game tells the incredible true-life story of ‘T’ (Trine, the game’s lead developer) and her journey to discover more about her parent’s involvement with the Danish Intelligence Service during the Cold War.
As part of the game’s production, Trine interviewed her parents and their former colleagues for 7 years, building a portfolio of over 100 hours of video and audio footage. The game’s dedication to accurately depicting Cold War events is such that Trine arranged meetings at the Headquarters of the Danish Military Intelligence to secure clearance on the use of the interviews and certain documents within the game.
In Cosmic Top Secret, players flick, roll and glide their way across six distinct levels, uncovering clues and completing secret dossiers by gathering over 400 collectables. Along the way, players meet a cast of colourful and unforgettable characters including Queen Margrethe II of Denmark. The title has already won 3 prestigious awards for storytelling and game quality at high-profile events including AMaze Berlin, IndieCade LA and IDFA DocLab. Cosmic Top Secret was also a finalist for this year’s prestigious Indie Game Festival’s Nuovo Award – an award that recognises distinctly artistic titles.
Cosmic Top Secret aims to bridge space between video games and documentaries by defining itself as a “Docu-game” that will appeal to any gamer. Core video game players will welcome the traditional interactive video game elements including puzzles, challenges, map navigation and interaction with other characters while less-seasoned gamers can enjoy the game’s rich narrative based on documents, audio and video relating to the Cold War era.
The game’s original soundtrack was also composed by Danish musician Bjørn Svin, whose tracks have had thousands of streams across all significant streaming platforms.
Producer of documentary films for 15 years. And games since 2009. Owned by Emmy-nominated producer, Lise Saxtrup, producer of Cosmic Top Secret. We are highly interested in the encounters that art and media can form between and among people, creating spaces for reflection and transformation.
About Those Eyes
Those Eyes develops video games, art, film and animation in all kind of formats. The company was established in 1999 by game director Trine Laier and operates with sincerity, play and humor – and always with the aim to entertain and break new grounds for storytelling.
Publisher of meaningful and experimental video games on consoles.
Published Lydia, EQQO, Soul Searching, Infini, Journey of the Broken Circle and Arrog