SOMEDAY YOU’LL RETURN

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Development Studio:
CBE Software
2006 / Brno
Genre:
Adventure
Release date:
2020-05-05
Development time (years):
7
Sold copies (2023):
THOUSANDS
Number of developers:
2
Languages:
9

A story-driven game about the search for Stela, the lost daughter, in the surreal forests of South Moravia. The player takes on the role of Daniel, Stela's father, who must venture into the woods into which he has sworn to never return. The themes revolve around fatherhood, fear, lies and a refusal to accept one's past. The powerful story features elements of fantasy and horror. It is not always clear what is real and what is not and who the monster really is.

  • Indie
  • Horror
  • Czech folklore
  • South Moravia

Trivia

The story is set in Moravia, a region in the East of Czechia. The game features real locations together with a QR code that takes the player to a map. The game uses the entire Czech tourist navigation system.

With music based on Moravian folklore, the game features old legends and tales.

There are six alternative endings depending on the player's actions and choices.

In March 2023, an enhanced version of Someday You'll Return: Director's Cut was released for game consoles.


Development challenges

Funding


Awards (selection)

Reboot Develop: Game of the Year and Visual Excellence (Croatia, 2018)

White Nights: Best Art (Russia, 2018)

Game Access Brno: Visual Excellence (CZ, 2018)

MEGAMIGS: Best in Show, Best Narrative Direction and Best Artistic Direction (Canada, 2020),

Czech Game of the Year 2020: Best Game Design (CZ, 2021)


Publisher

Bohemia Interactive

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About studio

CBE Software

The independent studio was founded by the composer, cellist, scriptwriter and programmer Jan Kavan and designer Lukáš Medek. Initially named Cardboard Box Entertainment, the team was renamed to CBE Software in 2011. The studio specialises in story-driven games and entered the international scene with the paranormal comedy Ghost in the Sheet (2007). In addition to their own work, they also co-developed the indie story hit Serena (2014). Their best-known game to date is the psychological horror Someday You'll Return (2020) set in the South Moravian woods. CBE Software strives to explore the possibilities of video games beyond the established gaming paradigms. Their motto is that "It is much better to fail at trying something new and original than to succeed by copying existing successful games."

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