How good are you at solving puzzles? And, how good are you at keeping cool while solving puzzles… together… with a partner? Find out in We Were Here Forever, the upcoming game in our We Were Here series of co-op puzzle adventures, set in and around the haunted Antarctic Castle Rock.
You and a partner take the role of explorers who have somehow gotten caught up in the mystery of the castle. As with earlier games in the series, We Were Here Forever is all about cooperative, two-player exploration and puzzle solving. Since the first game, cooperation has been our keystone value when designing: you must work together to escape. Few puzzles can be solved alone, and often players need to share information via the walkie-talkies in order to progress. Talking is what will save you.
We Were Here revolves around a mysterious keep in the realms of Castle Rock. As explorers in the frozen Antarctic you come across this mysterious place, find out about the legend of the king and before you know it, you get trapped inside its walls, where you need to solve puzzles and find out many secrets in order to have a chance to escape. For We Were Here Forever we went beyond anything we’ve done before, packing every area with details that really bring each location to life, and for the first time players will have some decisions to make about where to explore and in what order!
The game begins in a dungeon hewn below the castle, but players will soon find themselves exploring further afield if they can find a way out of the keep. The settlement of Rockbury used to be a pleasant Dutch town, but a terrible curse turned it into a shadow of its former self . Exploring once joyful places like the puppet workshop and the chapel may be daunting, but stay strong together and you will gain valuable knowledge that might help you escape. You can learn more about Rockbury and Castle Rock before exploring it in We Were Here Forever by watching our live-action video series: ‘We Were Here Stories: Chronicles of Castle Rock’. The first of six episodes is already available to watch, with the second one coming very soon! New episodes will be released every two weeks.
You begin the game imprisoned and split up in the keep’s dungeon – you won’t see your partner right away, but it won’t be too long until you can meet up. Varying the experience between side-by-side co-op and separated co-op worked really well in We Were Here Together, and we knew we had to bring it back for Forever. You will of course be separated again at times throughout your adventure, so it’s important to get used to keeping up regular communication. Let your partner know what you’re seeing, thinking, and feeling. You’ll need to combine your knowledge to solve puzzles, and something that looks like nonsense to you might be the missing piece of the puzzle for your partner.
And if you think solving puzzles alone is satisfying, let us tell you, solving puzzles with someone else feels twice as good! Just be aware, besides solving puzzles and unraveling the mystery, your relationship with your partner might get tested as well;l but will most likely bond you together even closer in the long run. Playing online with strangers is also perfectly possible, and we added matchmaking now to make it easier! You might find yourself making an unexpected connection with your unknown partner. When you really get into it and immerse yourself in the moment, We Were Here Forever is an intimate experience like nothing else.
Each game in the We Were Here series is standalone, but if you’re a story fan we’d recommend you play Forever after completing the others. There are some major revelations coming – not to mention a chance for an audience with the King of Castle Rock. But, as our long-term fans will recognize, nothing will go exactly as planned, since there is always that other force interfering with your plans…The Jester.
You might learn more ahead of the We Were Here Forever release, about the dark shadow hanging over Castle Rock with the live-action video series as we mentioned before – but at the end of the day, it all comes down to this: can the two of you find the same wavelength, work as one, and uncover a way out? Or will you be trapped… forever?
We Were Here Forever launches this May on Xbox. Pick up We Were Here Together and get ready for what’s on the way!
We Were Here Together
Total Mayhem Games
Embark on a puzzle solving adventure in which you and a partner must prove you can communicate and work together to escape the haunted Castle Rock.
It all begins with an emergency flare lighting up the sky and a distress call waking you from uneasy dreams. Your fellow Antarctic explorers are in trouble, and the two of you left at base camp must work together to launch a rescue mission. If only you knew what you were getting into…
From the research base camp you’ll need to figure out a way to get to the source of the distress flare. Once you’re through the frozen Antarctic wastes, you’ll find yourselves separated inside a medieval castle, facing puzzles, secrets, and dangers! You and your partner start out with nothing but your wits and a walkie-talkie each. Observation, smart communication and teamwork will be the only way to escape from the sinister Castle Rock.
Your voice will have to lead the way.
You and your expedition partner must traverse the Antarctic wasteland and infiltrate a sinister medieval castle. All you start with is a pair of walkie-talkies – will you be able to work together on the same wavelength?
Two minds will have to think alike.
Immerse yourself in an intriguing cooperative experience as you and your partner puzzle your way through a series of thrilling situations. Discover brand new environments and mysteries, together.
We were not alone…
Darkness has engulfed the once magnificent Castle Rock and its surroundings. Can you discover the truth behind the grim fate of the fallen citadel and make it out alive… or will the original inhabitants catch you on your way out?
PLAY MORE WE WERE HERE GAMES!
If you enjoy We Were Here Together, don’t forget to check out the earlier entries: We Were Here and We Were Here Too.
Let’s Sing ABBA: When Karaoke Meets Disco
Players have been asking us for years to include more ABBA in Let’s Sing. We listened and made a special edition that will satisfy all your wishes — but we didn’t stop at the songs.
When you think about pop music, there are a lot of artists that come to mind. Some are one-hit-wonders, others have one or two successful albums. And then there are the artists and bands that shaped the genre into what it is today with their songs being seared into collective consciousness. One of those bands is, without a doubt, ABBA.
So, if you think about, it really only made sense for us to honor one of the most successful and influential pop bands of all time with their own special entry into the Let’s Sing series. Everyone knows at least some of their songs, probably even by heart without even realizing it. And we have also been asked for years to include more ABBA into our games. So by popular demand, here it is: Let’s Sing ABBA!
Picking the songs for this edition was easy and hard at the same time, simply because there are just so many hits to choose from! A few were of course absolute no-brainers. From the first moment it was completely unthinkable not to include the likes of “Mamma Mia,” “Dancing Queen,” “Waterloo,” or “Super Trouper” in the playlist. From there on out, it was more of a question of “What don’t we include?”
A testament to that is the fact that we broke our own rules, at least a little bit: Usually, the international version of a Let’s Sing game includes 30 songs. However, Let’s Sing ABBA includes 31 — because we wanted to add a song from their newest album Voyage, which they released in 2021. So our karaoke players get 30 classic hits that take you right back to the era of platform shoes, flared pants and disco balls and one new hit, “I Still Have Faith In You.”
But we knew that we couldn’t stop there. To let people experience Let’s Sing the ABBA way with more than just the songs, we overhauled the interface and also the avatars to look a little bit more like the band members. Play long enough and you will unlock iconic outfits that are sure to give your next performance an additional boost of confidence.
Other than that, Let’s Sing ABBA comes with single and multiplayer modes, leaving no excuses for people not to join in. I you want to get a head start and practice on your own? We’ve got you covered. Want to get into a singing competition for the ages with some friends? Done. You’re looking for a special challenge? Our mixtape mode is definitely for you — no two playlists in this dynamically generated mode are the same.
We got a glimpse of the fact that we had made the right choice with Let’s Sing ABBA during gamescom: Even more people than we could have possibly hoped for stopped by to step into our karaoke box and belt out some disco tunes, also cramming more people in there than we thought possible. Needless to say, all of them were leaving with big smiles on their faces once they were done. Mission accomplished on our end. Thank you for the music so far and we can’t wait to see some great performances on social media!
Let’s Sing ABBA
After a 40-year break, ABBA is back! So why not perform some of the band’s biggest hits in your own living room to celebrate their triumphant return to the stage.
Travel back to the glory days with hits like “Gimme! Gimme! Gimme!” and “Waterloo”. Get some friends together to party with “Dancing Queen”, the musical number “Mamma Mia” or rock out to “I Still Have Faith In You”, the lead track from their brand-new album.
• A strong playlist with 31 songs: 30 popular classics from the 70s and a new hitsong from the new album Voyage
• Dress up your Avatars in iconic ABBA outfits
• Seven exciting game modes: Legend, Classic, Mix Tape 2.0, Jukebox, Feat., World Contest and Let’s Party
• Perform the ABBA classics with your friends! With fours mics and 4 smartphones, up to eight players can join in on the fun in the Let’s Party mode.
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