Based in Barcelona, Spain
iOS / Android
STAY is a conversational adventure where we chat with Quinn, who has been locked in a dark room where there is nothing but a computer. He is in desperate need for help, and we are his only hope to get out of that place and discover who is behind his kidnapping. STAY is a combination of Lone Survivor and Lifeline, with a touch of Tamagotchi with emotional needs instead of physical ones. This experience is driven by the game: we can't control the character, but we can encourage him to do some actions or others based in our dialogue and the level of empathy achieved. In STAY everything happens in real time, meaning your time away from the game will be as relevant as your time in the game. Leaving him on his own for too long will affect not only his trust but his behaviour, until a point where he can eventually completely lose his mind... STAY features is a 24-chapter story with multiple twists, unlockable rooms and items to collect, multiple ways to die and secret puzzles, featuring dark-ish pixel art visuals and an intriguing soundtrack in classical music. The game is expected to be released in Q4 2017 and it has been developed to support multiple platforms, including Xbox One, Steam and mobile.
Games are usually based in giving users control and constant action. Contrary to that we want to encourage attention and patience, give users enough time to dig deep to their inner world, time to process, feel and think. In this story we will not be completely in charge. But sometimes you don't need another hero by your side...you just need someone that stays with you, far from the spotlight but ready to give you a hand. Everything is about staying ready, paying attention, and giving Quinn the right amount of hope, bravery or kindness every time he needs you. The strength of our presence and words, in a good or bad way, would become crucial. Are you there? Please STAY.
- 24-chapter story with multiple branches.
- Interactive dialogue with flexible emotional bond.
- Real time experience.
- Mini-game puzzles with custom mechanics.
- Pixel art visuals.
- Classical music soundtrack.
- Dozens of unlockable locations and items.
- +40 different ways to die.
- Estimated 4-8 hours gameplay.
Logo & Icon
Awards & Recognition
- "Global IMGA" Nomination list (2017)
- "Tokyo Indie Fest" Official Selection (2017)
- "Reversed Wien" Official Selection (2017)
- "Big Indie Pitch Gamescom" Runner Up (2016)
About Appnormals Team
Appnormals Team is an award-winning indie studio from Barcelona, Spain. Co-founded by long-term friends Ignacio Diaz (art) and Dani Moya (code), the creative duo started crafting mobile games because of their passion for pixel art and love for old school games. Appnormals is headed to make out of the box videogames for multiple platforms with original mechanics, sense of humour and beautiful retro look and feel.
More information on Appnormals Team, our logo & relevant media are available here.
STAY: Are you there? Credits
Art Director, Pixel Art
Ana Lopez Monteiro