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The Spectrum Retreat coming to PC, PS4 and Xbox One on July 10th

A first-person narrative puzzler.

The Spectrum Retreat
© Dan Smith / Ripstone

BAFTA Young Game Designer winner, Dan Smith, and publisher, Ripstone Games, have announced the release date for The Spectrum Retreat for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. The upcoming first-person narrative puzzler will come to PlayStation 4 from July 10th. The game will then launch globally for Xbox One and PC on July 13th with Nintendo Switch following later this summer. The Spectrum Retreat will launch at a price of £9.99.

The Spectrum Retreat takes place in the near future at The Penrose hotel, a peaceful yet unsettling refuge from the outside world. As a valued guest, your existence is embedded into the corridors and guest rooms of The Penrose. Through exploration of the striking art-deco hotel you will begin to uncover the mysteries of both The Penrose and the uncertainties surrounding your current stay. Your desire to unearth the truth is obstructed by an array of colour coded first-person puzzles, mind-bending physics challenges and the growing fear of exposing your true intentions.

Watch The Spectrum Retreat launch trailer below:


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Having won the BAFTA Young Game Designers Award (YGD) 2016 for the prototype when he was only 18 years old, Dan Smith has subsequently developed The Spectrum Retreat with the support of Ripstone, building an intriguing narrative around the intuitive first-person puzzle action. Putting players in the role of a guest at a peculiar, pristine hotel where nothing is as it seems, The Spectrum Retreat is a trippy, art deco-inspired sci-fi adventure, albeit grounded in the possibility of current technology.

EF Games hope to bring you a full review later this month. Check out The Spectrum Retreat webpage on the Ripstone website for more information on the game.

View some screenshots from The Spectrum Retreat in our gallery:

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