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San Francisco, CA – November 3, 2023 – Video game publisher Play on Worlds and independent developer Orbit Studio announces that Ebenezer and the Invisible World will be released on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and Steam today.
Ebenezer and the Invisible World is a 2D Metroidvania game where players assume the role of Ebenezer Scrooge in a Charles Dickens-inspired Victorian-fantasy world. Scrooge teams up with spectral allies to save London from a wealthy industrialist and his Private Guard, each ghost offering unique abilities.
Explore various regions of Victorian-era London, uncover the dark secrets of the Malthus family, and utilize the special skills of Movement Ghosts to navigate the world and confront an army of Unrepentant Ghosts tied to the return of the Dark Spirit.
The game features engaging narratives, non-linear exploration, material collection for item and ability unlocks, and hidden areas, all presented through meticulously hand-drawn art and animations.
Meet and unlock powerful Ghosts, each with their own stories and quests to complete, lending their powers to Ebenezer on this adventure.
Explore Victorian-era London across multiple regions of the city and uncover the dark secrets of the Malthus family.
Traverse the world in extraordinary ways with the help of Movement Ghosts, including trapeze artists Rose and Flossie Reed, mountaineer Victoria Peak, professor of time and space Haley Hall, and many others.
Use each Ghost’s special ability to explore the world while fighting a legion of Unrepentant Ghosts who have descended upon London since the return of the Dark Spirit.
Featuring an abundance of characters with dialogue, enjoy the narrative through dialogues and in-game cutscenes and learn the tragic backstories of Ghosts now tethered to the mortal world.
Learn and master an intricate map in a classic non-linear, ability gated, Metroidvania.
Collect limited materials such as Ether, Iron, and Mugwort to unlock new items and abilities.
Discover secret areas and rare materials.
All art is hand-drawn featuring frame-by-frame coloring and animations.
About Play on Worlds
Play on Worlds is a video game company that produces high-quality indie budget games committed to excellence in gameplay and deep universes. The team’s first commercial release is Ebenezer and the Invisible World, a supernatural, fantasy adventure based on Charles Dickens’ classic ghost story, A Christmas Carol.
About Orbit Studio
Orbit Studio was founded in 2016 by a group of passionate game developers with a shared vision of creating captivating and innovative gaming experiences. Over the years, they have grown from a small indie team to a full-fledged game development studio, earning recognition and accolades, including the prestigious Big Award for their groundbreaking game, Retro Machina.