Stories from Collective

Making a videogame has always been a dream of mine. It’s a chance to tell a compelling story where the player is in control. And that fascinates me.

Laura Jin, Character Design & 2D Art
- Laura Jin, Character Design & 2D Art
Tokyo Dark character

Cherrymochi is an independent game studio that aims to bridge Japanese and Western game design. Ispired by Japanese pop culture, anime aesthetic and Western adventure games, Cherrymochi is a small dedicated team from 5 different countries with the goal of using their multicultural experience to make story-focused games for an international audience.

The story is based around an urban legend in Japan that says there is a door deep below the sewers of Tokyo, and all who enter it are lost forever. For us, that was the spark.

- Jon Williams, Project Lead, 3D Art & Programming
Tokyo Dark character creation 1
Tokyo Dark character creation 2

I grew up playing video games. Making Tokyo Dark really let me combine two of my favorite things: drawing and video games.

- Laura Jin, Character Design & 2D Art
Tokyo Dark character drawings

Tokyo Dark is an anime-style horror adventure game combining point and click and visual novel genres. The story follows Detective Itō accross Tokyo, searching for the truth behind her partner's strange disappearance. Featuring puzzles, stat management, and difficult decisions, Tokyo Dark puts the narrative in the hands of the player. Players' decisions change their character, opening or locking options and leading to multiple endings. Tokyo Dark is currently being developed for PC and Mac.