Straight Back Games have announced their 2-player online co-op puzzle game, The Watchers, will release on February 6th 2020 on Steam (PC & Mac) with a launch discount of 10%.
Take control of twins Luisa and Frederico as they search an abandoned cult headquarters for clues to the disappearance of their mother. In this unique duo co-op experience, players must combine strong communication and navigation skills to gather cursed objects and evade disturbing enemies.
“̷W̶e̵ ̶w̷a̸n̵t̶e̴d̵ ̵t̵o̷ ̴m̷a̷k̷e̴ ̶a̵ ̵g̵a̴m̴e̷ ̶t̷h̴a̴t̴ ̶r̸e̴a̶l̵l̵y̷ ̸r̴e̷q̸u̷i̶r̴e̵s̷ ̴p̵l̸a̴y̸e̷r̶s̴ ̸t̸o̵ ̴w̵o̴r̸k̸ ̸t̷o̶g̶e̷t̷h̸e̴r̵,̷”̵ ̴s̴a̸i̸d̴ ̷g̷a̶m̶e̷ ̵c̷r̵e̸a̶t̸o̵r̴ ̴J̶o̵e̵ ̷F̷e̷n̴d̷e̸r̴.̸ ̵“̴T̶h̵i̸n̶k̵ ̷D̸a̸r̵k̷ ̶S̶o̷u̴l̵s̷ ̸d̴i̵f̸f̵i̶c̸u̶l̷t̶y̶ ̶b̶u̴t̸ ̸n̸o̵w̴ ̸y̵o̶u̶ ̴h̸a̷v̵e̶ ̶s̶o̴m̸e̶o̷n̵e̷ ̴e̵l̸s̶e̶ ̶t̷o̸ ̸b̸l̶a̵m̷e̴.̷ ̷T̷h̶e̷r̵e̶ ̷a̸r̵e̸ ̷n̴o̸ ̵j̴u̶m̵p̷ ̴s̸c̷a̴r̶e̴s̵ ̵h̶e̴r̸e̴ ̴-̶ ̵i̸n̶s̵t̴e̶a̵d̵,̴ ̵w̸e̵ ̴c̴r̶e̸a̷t̶e̶ ̷h̶o̷r̷r̸o̴r̴ ̸t̷h̴r̶o̴u̴g̵h̵ ̵a̴t̸m̵o̸s̷p̷h̸e̸r̷e̵ ̸a̸n̶d̶ ̷c̷h̴a̷l̴l̵e̷n̸g̸i̷n̸g̸ ̶p̶u̷z̵z̶l̴e̴s̷.̸”̴
The Watchers is the first game from Straight Back Games, an independent game developer started in 2019 by Joe Fender and Luke Fanning. The developers’ passion for frustratingly difficult puzzles and exciting co-operative experiences was the drive behind its creation.
Collaborators also include family members Andrew Fender (puzzle design), Hannah Headden (story and script) and Peter Fender (original music score).