Publisher Headup announces INDUSTRIA
, a first-person shooter set in East
Berlin during the Cold War. This is in development at Bleakmill and planned for
release on Steam
in Q1 of next year. The
shows off the game's bleak setting, and here we have
Headup is thrilled to announce the surreal mystery shooter
INDUSTRIA for a release on PC in Q1 2021. Using Unreal Engine 4, the game is in
development by Bleakmill, a small independent team located in Berlin and
Inspired by Source Engine classics like Half-Life 2 and Portal 2,
INDUSTRIA is an atmospheric shooter that touches profound subjects concerning
our past as well as our future. It questions our scientific responsibility, the
nature of the universe's inner workings as well as how far we should go with
artificial intelligence and self-learning algorithms. With storytelling being a
huge focus in INDUSTRIA and leaning on the work of David Lynch, the game is a
surreal journey into a familiar dimension.
Berlin, 9th November 1989 - The streets are full of people. After four decades
of division, thousands of cars are rolling across the inner-German border. The
Wall is finally open! At the same time, a man by the name Walter seemingly
disappears in a secret research facility near East Berlin. His goodbye message
reaches you too late and you are forced to track him down.
The search for Walter takes you deep into the facility – right into its center
where time seems to stand still. A dark secret lurks – well hidden – behind the
curtain. In the end, horrible insights make you dive deeper and deeper into a
strange, surreal yet familiar world.
All these themes merge into one story for Nora, a woman searching for her loved
one and constantly being confronted with the result of Walter’s past actions.
This results in intense fights against an artificial intelligence which, like a
cancer on the human body, has infested the city with technological tumors linked
together by a network of sprawling cables. Emotional and supernatural
confrontations will give the players a glimpse into a world they are not
supposed to fully grasp.
- Profound story: Experience a classic story-driven first-person shooter
with about four hours of gameplay
- Tight atmosphere: Dive into a carefully designed world full of mystery
and lynchesque surreality
- Deadly danger: Enemies lurk around every corner - defend yourself with
- Unique setting: Berlin at the time of the fall of the wall meets a
surreal parallel dimension
- Experimental soundtrack: Synthesizer, acoustic instruments and
melancholic vocals create a unique and memorable experience