Dordogne Invites You On A Hand-Painted Watercolour Adventure

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Focus Entertainment and Umanimation have teamed up to release Dordogne on Nintendo Switch.

Pitched as “a nostalgic and moving narrative experience,” you play as Mimi and must explore the precious recollections of your childhood and the time that you shared with your late grandmother.

Created with “sumptuous art direction across hand-painted, watercolour landscapes,” as the past meets the present you must confront your adult choices with your fond childhood memories to discover lost family secrets.

The publisher has outlined the game’s features as below:

  • Explore the stunning landscapes of Dordogne in hand-painted watercolors;
  • Embark on a unique and overwhelming narrative experience;
  • Awaken your senses as you explore childhood memories;
  • Collect photos, sounds and scents to create your journal, unique to your adventure.

“With this partnership for Dordogne, Focus once again demonstrates its active and historic support for the French-speaking scene, as well as its constant desire to offer singular titles and vectors of emotion,” explains Focus Entertainment chief content officer Yves Le Yaouanq.

“Cédric Babouche and Aymeric Castaing, both from animation backgrounds, have brought together their expertise and talent to create a universe of hand-painted watercolours that bring to life a rich, vibrant video game. The game is driven by a strong, emotive, immersive, and nostalgic narrative, set between past and present, where the dreams and fears of children confront our desires and regrets as adults. Beyond the game, more than a business partnership, it is a creative exchange between the Umanimation and Focus teams, a collaboration that is based on shared values ​​and ambitions.”

Umanimation president Aymeric Castaing adds: “We are delighted to have the confidence and support of a publisher like Focus. Their international experience and reputation are decisive factors that confirm our idea that together we will be able to make Dordogne a certain success. With this co-production, we are committed with even greater fervour to our desire to create interactive stories – Dordogne, accompanied by Focus Entertainment, carries the foundations.”

Umanimation director and CCO Cédric Babouche adds: “I am very happy to be associated with Focus Entertainment on Dordogne. As the author of the project, it is a real pleasure and honour to be accompanied by such a trusted partner. Dordogne is an atypical game that is so close to my heart. I am delighted that it has found a second home at Focus Entertainment.”

Dordogne will release digitally on the Nintendo eShop for Nintendo Switch worldwide in 2022.

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