About The Game

Blackwood Crossing is a story-driven first-person adventure game. An intriguing and emotive tale exploring the fragile relationship between orphaned siblings, Scarlett and Finn. When their paths cross with a mysterious figure, an ordinary train ride evolves into a magical story of life, love and loss.

FAQ

Blackwood Crossing is a story-driven first-person adventure game. A haunting tale of intrigue and mystery.

You play as Scarlett, a teenager finding her way in the world. You wake up, disorientated, to find yourself and your younger brother, Finn, inexplicably travelling on a moving train.

But when a mysterious figure appears, it’s clear that this is no ordinary train ride. It’s the beginning of a magical voyage, steeped in life, love and loss.

Navigating this powerful drama – where the world, and your abilities develop in extraordinary ways – you are forced to examine your relationship with Finn. You are orphans, and your relationship has always been strong. However, adolescence has opened the door to new interests, and you’ve been growing apart.

As you gradually uncover the depths of Finn’s anguish, the consequences of your remoteness become shockingly clear.

Blackwood Crossing will be released on Xbox One, PS4, and PC (Steam). It will be hitting the stores early 2017.
Blackwood Crossing is made by PaperSeven, an independent development studio in Brighton, UK. The studio was set up in 2011, by a team of games veterans from AAA studio, Black Rock Studio.

The senior team has over 50 years’ development experience – from AAA console, to the world of Mobile F2P, and now back to premium titles on Console and PC. The studio is now pretty much 100% focused on developing its own IP, and all the excitements that brings with it!

We feel like Blackwood Crossing is the studio’s first “grown up” game, and we’re suitably proud parents!

Blackwood Crossing is being published in partnership with Vision Games Publishing.
Blackwood Crossing will have localised subtitles for French, German, Italian and Spanish initially.
We’ve used Unity to develop Blackwood Crossing. Unity is a powerful engine that enables the team to stay focused on the things they do best – making a game that looks and plays great! The quality bars being set by Unity games are going up and up, and we’re passionate about pushing it to its limits on the visuals front.

We’ve also used some brilliant plugins and middleware solutions, including uSequencer, Playmaker, and Fabric for our Audio design.

Woah, a big question with a long answer! Check out our dev blog and hopefully that will give you some good insights into the dev process.
You can keep in touch with news and chats from the team at PaperSeven, and about Blackwood Crossing, via our Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram.
If we’ve not answered your question then feel free to shout out to us on Twitter.  We’ll also be maintaining our Blackwood Crossing Support site (coming soon), and also worth checking out the Steam Forums after launch.