Qasir al-Wasat Press Kit

Factsheet

Developer

Aduge Studio

Curitiba, Brazil

Publisher

Zueira Digital

Curitiba, Brazil

Release date

January 19th 2016

Platforms

Windows, OS X, SteamOS, Linux

Website

qasirgame.com

Regular Price

USD 15,00

Press Contact

Anderson Vermonde
vermonde@zueiradigital.com

Social

qasirgame.tumblr.com, facebook.com/ANightInBetween, twitter.com/QasirGame

Description

Qasir al-Wasat is a stealth action-adventure set in an enigmatic 12th Century Syrian palace. You play as an invisible creature, summoned from another world to complete an assassination mission. Although deadly, the character is a fragile being and players must navigate carefully the trap-filled corridors of the castle, avoiding the guards or whatever else might be locked inside this fortress in-between worlds.

Step lightly and watch out how you choose to kill your victims, for loud noises and blood stains will surely give out your position to enemies. Remember you can be put down with a single stroke. While exploring the dark corridors, will you fulfill the mission given to you by the enigmatic sorcerer, or will you investigate the mysteries of the palace, at you own risk? Players can search for hidden messages, eavesdrop the fortress’ guards conversations and look for secret passages since not everything is as it seems and there are ancient treasures waiting to be found.

Qasir al-Wasat is built around the tension between action and investigation. The palace is riddled with puzzles, a rich story, nasty traps and an ancient treasure that might be simply too magnificent to ignore. Explore it while embodying a lonesome creature from the underworld, and discover Its peculiar view of humanity. Qasir’s visuals are a love letter to intricate medieval Persian Miniatures, rooted in a thorough historical research. Alongside, an unusual soundscape that is created procedurally with each gameplay.

The gates are open and the sorcerer is summoning you, delve into the enigmatic world of Qasir al-Wasat.

History

Created by a group of six hopeful friends under the name of Aduge Studio, Qasir al-Wasat started - quite literally - as a dream and went to become an award winning Brazilian gem. The game is being praised for its consonance, technical creativity and intricate narrative. The new International Edition represents an effort by part of the original team, now in the form of Zueira Digital — a video game publisher dedicated to the Brazilian industry. Qasir al-Wasat Intl. Edition will launched on Steam and Humble Store on the 19th Janurary of 2016.

Features

* to be included in a future update.

Videos

Official Trailer / youtu.be/nyPdcZoCHmg

Annoucement Teaser / youtu.be/MAVjuOhDWkA

Images

Logos

Press Releases

English

Release: Jan 19 2016 (en)

Official Trailer: Jan 13 2016 (en)

Annoucement: Dez 10 2015 (en)

Português

Lançamento: 19 Jan 2016 (pt-BR)

Trailer Oficial: 13 Jan 2016 (pt-BR)

Anúncio: 10 Dez 2015 (pt-BR)

Awards

Selected Articles

Monetization Permission

Zueira Digital allows for the contents of Qasir al-Wasat to be published through video broadcasting services for any commercial or non-commercial purposes. Monetization of videos created containing assets from Qasir al-Wasat is legally & explicitly allowed by Zueira Digital.

This permission can be found in writing at zueiradigital.com/presskit/qasir/#monetize.

Links & Stuff

Steam Page

 

Humble Store

 

Official Website

The main address for Qasir.

Official Newsletter

Get the latest about Qasir.

Tumblr

Keep up with the development of the game.

Aduge

Developer's discontinued web blog

Zueira Digital

Publisher official website.

Who is behind Qasir?

Aduge Studio

Aduge Studio was a dev team from Curitiba – Brazil, formed by 6 friends. We united under the common goal of pushing the boundaries of game expression, inviting players to tap into the potential of videogames as medium for self-reflection. Qasir al-Wasat was our first major release and went to become an award-winning hidden gem.

Of the original team, some of us reunited to work on Qasir al-Wasat’s International Edition while others went on to work in different projects. The returning team is now releasing the game under our newly created publishing label, Zueira Digital.

Zueira Digital

Zueira Digital focuses on bringing visibility to the best games developed in Brazil. You can find more about us and the cool games we’ve been working with at ZueiraDigital.com. Want to chat? Send us an e-mail! contact@zueiradigital.com

Additional info, logos & relevant media are available here.

Credits

Bruno Bulhões

Creative Director, Game Designer, Junior Programmer

Ingrid Skåre

Writer, Additional Game Designer

Mauricio Perin

Art Director

Beto Thiago

Lead Game Designer, Test Lead

Anderson Vermonde

Software Engineer, Lead Programmer

Marcel Pace

Audio Director, Sound Designer

International Edition:

Bruno Bulhões

Creative Director, Game Designer, Programmer

Anderson Vermonde

Additional Code, Press Relations

Jesús Fabre

PR & Marketing Consultant

Ingrid Skåre

Writer

Mauricio Perin

PR Person, Junior Producer, Additional Art

Matt Schiffer

Additional Music

Localizations:

Ingrid Skåre

Julianna Isabele

Portuguese

Nicholas Fourcroy

French

The Shelter:

Marco Tassani

Francesco Riccobono

Fiammetta Marsella

Italian

Maria Vitoria Miró

Russian

Vojtěch Skovajsa

Czech

Marcel Weyers

German

Eureka Subs:

Mateusz Trebliński

Żaneta Kasperczyk

Piotr Królewicz

Michał Zieliński

Polish

Contact

Inquiries

contact@zueiradigital.com

Press

press@zueiradigital.com

Twitter

twitter.com/QasirGame

Tumblr

QasirGame.tumblr.com

Facebook

facebook.com/ANightInBetween

Web

QasirGame.com