An addictive mix of lightning-fast puzzle battles, powerful storytelling and immersive visual novel elements, The World Next Door follows Jun, a rebellious teen girl trapped in a parallel realm inhabited by magical creatures, who must find her way home before time runs out.
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March 28 2019

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February 28

Release Date + Launch Trailer Announcement

Hi, hey, hello! This month at Rose City Games has been an eventful one so far (lots of play-testing! Lots of game polish! Lots of coffee!) and it’s about to even more exciting: WE HAVE A RELEASE DATE FOR THE WORLD NEXT DOOR!

The World Next Door releases on Thursday, March 28th, 2019 on PC/Mac $14.99. You can watch a new launch trailer at the top of our Steam page!

If you need catching up, The World Next Door is our debut title (!!) that we’re releasing in a publishing partnership with VIZ Media. In this narrative-focused, anime-inspired game, you play as Jun, an adventurous teenager trapped in the magical world of Emrys. Fortunately, Jun has a group of friends ready, willing, and able to help her investigate the secrets of Emrys, and find a way back home!

We are BEYOND excited to share this with you. And a little nervous. But definitely more excited. Be sure to wishlist The World Next Door on Steam so you can snag it as soon as it’s out, and follow us @worldnextdoor_ and @rosecitygames on Twitter for all the latest and greatest news.

Talk to you soon,

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“It seems to capture the spirit that VIZ is so synonymous with, while combining distinct genres in unique ways.”
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About This Game

Inspired by the emotional storytelling and thrilling action of anime and indie gaming, The World Next Door follows Jun, a rebellious teen who finds herself far from home in the magical and mysterious world of Emrys. As she encounters a colorful cast of otherworldly creatures, Jun must learn to rely on her new friends to get back to Earth before time runs out.

In The World Next Door, players will find an addictive mix of immersive visual novel elements, powerful storytelling and lightning-fast puzzle battles. Learn for yourself why The World Next Door was nominated for the 2019 SXSW Gamer’s Voice Award, selected for the 2019 Indie Mega Booth PAX East Showcase and awarded numerous accolades/nominations for Best Action-Adventure Game.

  • Journey into Emrys, a magical world brought to life with anime-inspired characters designed by Lord Gris
  • Play as Jun, an adventurous teenager, who must use magical runes and the help of her friends to defeat opponents and find a way home
  • Cast spells by activating magical runes in fast-paced, real-time combat that mixes the fun of puzzle-combos with action gameplay
  • Immerse yourself in a supernatural story with branching dialogue and reputation systems that affect your relationships with characters in the game
  • Focus on the story while still enjoying the gameplay using Assist Mode

System Requirements

Mac OS X
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • OS: Windows 7 64 bit
    • Processor: Intel H81 core i3 4130T 2.90GHZ (dual core)
    • Graphics: Intel HD 4400
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • OS: Sierra
    • Processor: i5
    • Storage: 2 GB available space

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