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Here comes another glorious update! If you appreciate our work for the bestest country in the world, don’t forget to leave a Steam review!

The newest revolutionary update includes:
  • added manual saveslots;
  • added gamepad vibrations;
  • added cheats for GORK Park Competition and for skipping minigames;
  • fixed block that could occur while skipping one of the cutscenes in the Hotel with a gamepad;
  • fixes in gamepad controls for better user experience;
  • minor gameplay fixes;
  • minor SFX fixes;
  • outlines for active inventory items;
  • fixes in German and Polish localizations.

We strongly recommend using saveslots when starting the new game, since older versions may have compatibility issues.

For the glory of Matryoshka!
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It’s been over two weeks since Matryoshka has opened the Iron(y) Curtain to the Western World and we’re overwhelmed by all positive feedback we’ve received from you and from the press.

(By the way, if you didn’t leave Irony Curtain steam review yet, now it’s the best time to do it!)

If you hadn’t come across to any of the reviews in the web (which is, in the words of our Matryoshkan Scientists “99,9% impossibru”), here’s a small digest to what was going on since the release:

"Irony Curtain: From Matryoshka with Love is a wonderful point-and-click adventure that simultaneously feels very nostalgic and yet very much a modern evolution of the genre classics that inspired it. (…) the journey is filled with fantastic art, lovable characters, varied gameplay, and loads of fun gags, all wrapped up nicely in a story about being the change you want to see. This game comes highly recommended for those looking to have a good laugh and enjoy a very polished adventure at the same time.”
- Adventure Gamers (4,5/5)

“Irony Curtain is the funniest game of the year. It’s also a great tribute to the PC clickers of old, and a good PnC game in its own right.”
- WellPlayed (8/10)

“It is brilliantly written, carefully designed and put together; and most of all, seriously brilliant satire. GO PLAY THIS GAME”
- Impulse Gamer (5/5)

"To be honest, I didn’t expect to enjoy Irony Curtain as much as I did, but when I found myself chuckling at even the first lines of the game, I was a goner."
- Darkstation (4,5/5)

"Irony Curtain: From Matryoshka with Love delightfully intertwines a playful and original concept with an intelligent gameplay, making it one of the most memorably games of the year so far."
- All About Casual Game (4,5/5)

"(...) Irony Curtain is an enjoyable puzzle game that delivers an outlandish yet compelling narrative and will definitely keep your attention all the way through if you’re a fan of off-beat humour and absurd puzzles."
- Critical Hit (8/10)

Thank you so much for your support – all the positive reviews and comments on Steam, the private messages, and social media comments. Glory to Matryoshka!
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Our Leader has granted us another glorious update! If you appreciate our work for the bestest country in the world, don’t forget to write a Steam review!

The newest revolutionary update includes:
  • fixed a blocking bug that could occur when exiting MG Floor Run (For Real This Time™);
  • fixed a blocking bug that might occur on MG Switchboard;
  • fixed a bug that changed the mouse cursor into MG Brick Wall cursor after saving the game;
  • fixed a blocking bug occurring on Palace Courtyard with invisible Choir Leader not allowing Evan to use the ladder;
  • fixed a blocking bug that made throwing a photo into trash almost impossible;
  • fixed a blocking bug that allowed Evan to use oar on the curtain in Leader's Chamber after finishing a minigame;
  • fixed a blocking bug that might prevent the train at the end of the game from stopping;
  • fixed few typos in English and German language versions;
  • fixed a few minor navmesh errors;
  • fixed position of a few dialogue pivots.

IMPORTANT! We are trying our best to ensure that fixes work for the games that have been already started, but you might be forced to start the game again in some cases (e.g. bug with throwing a photo into the trash or using the oar on the curtain after finishing the minigame).

For the glory of Matryoshka!
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Thank you for purchasing the Irony Curtain: From Matryoshka with Love! We hope that your journey to the bestest country in the world was as great as babushka’s compot! If so, leave as a Steam Review – for the glory of Matryoshka!

This is the first of a few updates to Irony Curtain. We are aware that Western Spies have planted some bugs here and there, but our special antispy forces are ready to eliminate them once and for all!

That’s why we’re presenting you the official Revolutionary Update with some fixes and polishes, including:
  • fixed a few active area points for better cursor feedback;
  • fixed a blocking bug that could occur when exiting the Floor Run minigame while Evan is still running;
  • fixed sound timing for two final cutscenes;
  • fixed errors and typos in the German version of the game;
  • made The Butcher's line of business more obvious.

As you might have noticed, the premiere build is missing manual save slots. We’ve found that there is a possibility that reloading the manual save might fail to call all of the proper actions and changes on a scene, which can cause errors. Since those errors might be game blocking in specific cases, we decided to turn this feature off and only bring it back when we are 300% sure that it works properly. Hopefully, this happens very very soon.

Don’t forget to spread the love for the bestest country in the world on your social media, using #IronyCurtain hashtag. You can also reach us on Irony Curtain’s Steam Forum.
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We’re at the finishing line of accomplishing a dream we’ve had for a very long time – publishing our own point and click adventure. Irony Curtain: From Matryoshka with Love is now live!

Throughout the years of avid gaming, sleepless nights filled with solving puzzles and laughing at all the jokes we kept dreaming of bringing something to the table, enriching the genre somehow – and now we put Irony Curtain in front of you to gauge how we did. We tried to give you a classical point and click with all the things we loved about the old-school games such as the Monkey Island series, but also do something based on the experiences that shaped us – such as the reign of communism in Poland, which affected most of us in one way or another.

We joked about Irony Curtain being Deponia meets Papers, please – and we hope it’s true! It’s a classic point and click adventure, with a story that will keep you hooked, with fleshed out, relatable characters, full of humour and well-placed easter-eggs, riddles that will keep you puzzled, with a familiar interface, known from other p’n’c titles – all that without the elements that made us grit our teeth in the classics – the riddles can be solved by rational thinking (no dream logic!), some of them even have more than one ways they can be solved, it has good music – created by Peter McConnel and Arkadiusz Reikowski – and will keep you entertained for up to 10 hours!

So, we’re calling on all point-and-click fans – we know you’re out there! Play Irony Curtain, tell us how we did! We hope that we managed to bring you a wave of nostalgia, laughter and some insight into the absurdities of communism.

If you'd like to reach us, please don't hesitate to check out the Steam Forums. See you there!
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We love classic point and click adventures. That’s why we decided to write a love letter to classic p’n’cs - in the form of Irony Curtain. Creating a game that channeled our nostalgia and allowed us to include our collective experiences of the communist regime in Poland in a humorous way was a dream come true.

We believe there still are people who love this particular genre as much as we do – and maybe that there are more who will be hooked on point and clicks after playing the right game, hence the mixture of nostalgia and improvements we presented in Irony Curtain.

Since the story is one of the most important elements in classic p'n'c games , so we made sure to have a well-written plot and interesting characters - Irony Curtain is about a goofy pen-pusher who gets tangled up in the spy-standoff between two powers. We wanted Evan to be likeable while also making him Guybrushingly funny – he's an unwilling troublemaker and works really well juxtaposed with all the other characters, such as the ruthless Leader or Anna - who's smart, capable, mysterious... We wanted strong personalities to match the story and then we peppered it all with puzzles. A lot of puzzles.

And when we say “a lot” - we mean it. And mini-games too. This is where our HOPA background comes in – we're really good in mini-games. They’re not a classical p’n’c mechanic, but we know they enrich the gameplay, allow to pace it and also are a good excercise for the brain. It’s also a tribute to our legacy – we even have one hidden object scene in Irony Curtain as an easter egg! And believe us when we say - there’s plenty easter eggs for you to enjoy – try to find out if there really are 1951 hidden around Matryoshka. You can also read our previous Steam announcement on the topic here. That’s another point where the past intertwines with the present, bringing in jokes for both the fan of The Lord of the Rings and F.E.A.R alike.

We strived to create a game both familiar but also somehow innovative – that's why the interface is exactly as you know it from other games. If you’re a p’n’c player, you’ll know your way around from the getgo – the inventory, the icons telling you what kind of an action is available, etc.

As both players and creators we know that being frustrated is not fun – the game is supposed to be a challenge (like in the old, golden days) but at the same time we wanted the solutions to be more reasonable than “use chickend and bucket to make a helicopter”. The point is to get the satisfaction of solving a riddle using your brain, not a walkthrough. The puzzles in Irony Curtain can be ambigous, challenging but never absurd (and some of them can even be solved in multiple ways). The only absurdity you’ll encounter is the historical absurds that we really lived through. Yes, bribing people was normal. Yes, TP was a precious commodity and we stood in unending queues. But we hope that thanks to this you’ll not only get some mind excercise but also will learn about the oddities we had to live through back in the day.

When we pitched the game as ‘Deponia meets Papers, please’ we were hoping to add value to the genre we loved talking about topics we cared about. And we believe we did. We hope we brought to the table all the things classical p’n’cs represent: humour, wit, riddles and story that’ll draw you for long hours (up to 10 😉) so that the fans of classical point and click adventures will feel at home with Irony Curtain – and those who are new to the genre will get hooked!

Irony Curtain premieres on the 16/05
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16 May 2019 marks one of the most importantest events in the country of Matryoshka! The Great Leader will be celebrating his birthday – and for this reason the Enlightened Father of the Nation has decided to bestow Irony Curtain: From Matryoshka with Love to the Matryoshkans! The game will be available on Steam !

The Departament of Propaganda prepared a short teaser introducing the citizens of the West to the details of Evan’s visit in the bestest country in the world:

Irony Curtain: from Matryoshka with Love is a satirical point and click adventure game set in the weird, totalitarian country of Matryoshka. It's the backdrop of the misadventures of the lowly pen-pusher Evan who accidentaly becomes a pawn in a spy war between two powers.

Irony Curtain will be available on Steam on May 16th 2019.

If you’d like to disscuss or ask questions – talk to us on our Steam Forum!
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Today we have a top secret, exciting message from our on headquarters! When we first announced Irony Curtain, we promised – no elevator music! That’s why we have established a Matryoshkan collaboration with an extremely esteemed, experienced agent: Peter McConnell.

All fans of classic point and clicks will recognize that name – such hits as the Grim Fandango or Monkey Island series would not be complete without the splendid soundtracks that enhanced the adventures of the wacky, weird heroes. The enormously successful composer collaborated with Arkadiusz Reikowski - best known for his work on Layers of Fear, Kholat and AM’s My Brother Rabbit - on the OST to Irony Curtain, which resulted in an larger-than-life Original Soundtrack. Peter created the Main Theme, which inspired Arkadiusz's further work on the OST - the effect of their endavors is available on Soundcloud and Bandcamp as we speak!

Irony Curtain from Matryoshka with Love is the satirical, classic p’n’c adventure about espionage and a bizarre, communist Matryoshka, full of no-nonsense riddles, politically incorrect jokes and vivid, intense characters you’ll be dying to meet.

Click one of the links above and go listen – then let us know what you think on twitter or facebook!

Check out the whole video:
And add Irony Curtain to your wishlist:
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Operation File no: 13498172391

The plan is in motion [stop] We have commenced the implementation stage [stop] New materials on the Matryoshkan Case can be found below [stop] Agents, do not reveal your identities yet [stop]

Irony Curtain: From Matryoshka with Love is dropping in with a brand new trailer!

Read in the [classified] file cases before they are intercepted by enemy agents! Grab the chance to embark on a spy adventure taking place right in the middle of a clash between two powers. Step in the shoes of Evan, a lowly pen-pusher, who visits the weird, communistic Matryoshka – and is incidentally involved in a Lukewarm War intrigue.

Irony Curtain: From Matryoshka with Love will be coming in Q2 2019.
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