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Letters is a heart-warming puzzle adventure game about two longtime pen pals. The player navigates their way by running through the pen pal letters, overcoming physical obstacles by combining drawings with certain words in the letters that block the player’s way. Often, the correct words must first be created by removing letters. Since Letters is a multilinear game, decisions taken by the player also influence the course of the story.
A young studio based in Zürich, 5am Games are Aleksandra Iakusheva (original concept, programming, 3D art, project management), Martina Hotz (story design, level design, puzzle design, sound design) and Selina Capol (visual concept, character design, 2D+3D art, animation). Having recently won an award of financial support from the national arts council Pro Helvetia, 5am Games are extending the gameplay into further levels and making plans for the game’s release. The team are completing their studies in game design at the Zürich University of the Arts (ZhdK).