Black The Fall, 2.5D Adventure Tackles Escaping From Communist Slavers
Black The Fall
(Last Updated On: June 10, 2017)

Way back in 2014 Sand Sailor Studio launched Black The Fall into Early Access. The game slowly went through various iterative forms until Square Enix finally stepped in to help support the project through their Collective initiative. Black The Fall is now gearing up for release on July 11th for PC, PS4 and Xbox One.

The title puts players in the role of a worn out and embittered machinist attempting to escape from a communist regime who keeps people enslaved working for the party.

The game’s futuristic setting actually borrows heavily from the fall of the industrial proletariat era preceding communist Russia. There’s a dystopian theme that permeates the stark atmosphere and factory-style enslavement camps that players will attempt to journey through and escape from.

Some of the imagery is really striking, such as the ferry carrying rackets with human bodies dangling from them, or the generator room where people ride bikes to produce electricity. The propaganda platform where people stand in front of a giant screen weirdly reminds me of the movie Brazil and that Anita Sarkeesian presentation from XoXo Fest telling people to “Listen and Believe”.

Anyway, outside of the communist themes, the game features puzzle elements, platforming segments, and 2.5D exploration. You’ll need to repair and utilize robots to help you out, manipulate tools to get men to help you, and attempt to overthrow the Communist State and its oppressive regime.

You can check out the launch trailer for the game below.

For some really bizarre reason a bunch of communist downvoted the trailer and were angry that communism was portrayed in a negative light within Sand Sailor Studio’s title.

Maybe a bunch of SJWs got angry that the game paints authoritarian communists as the evil bad guys? I mean, SJWs are authoritarian cultural communists, so it all makes sense really.

Anyway, the game graduates into full release starting next month on July 11th. You can learn more or add the game to your wishlist by checking out the Steam store page.


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  • Andreea Vaduva

    I’m the community manager for Black The Fall and all I wanted to say is that discussions as intelligent and resourceful as this one, make all dev efforts worthwhile!

    PS: Love Jordan B Peterson.

    • We have a lot of “political refugees” hanging around these parts so we definitely get into the thick of it when games like this pop up, heh.

      I’m glad studios like Sand Sailor Studio are pumping out these kind of games to foster this kind of discussion. You guys are doing great work. Looking forward to the release.

    • We have a lot of “political refugees” hanging around these parts so we definitely get into the thick of it when games like this pop up, heh.

      I’m glad studios like Sand Sailor Studio are pumping out these kind of games to foster this kind of discussion. You guys are doing great work. Looking forward to the release.

    • We have a lot of “political refugees” hanging around these parts so we definitely get into the thick of it when games like this pop up, heh.

      I’m glad studios like Sand Sailor Studio are pumping out these kind of games to foster this kind of discussion. You guys are doing great work. Looking forward to the release.

    • We have a lot of “political refugees” hanging around these parts so we definitely get into the thick of it when games like this pop up, heh.

      I’m glad studios like Sand Sailor Studio are pumping out these kind of games to foster this kind of discussion. You guys are doing great work. Looking forward to the release.

  • Disqusted

    I was going to say more anti-SJW games are good, to help wake people up, but then I remembered that most gamers are already “woke”. Or at least I’d like to say so, but I feel like I keep seeing dumb assholes on gaming forums.

  • RichardGristle

    This kills the Bernie supporter.

    • Heh, Bernie was/is a socialist not a communist. He’s more about curtailing the upper echelon and protecting the proletariat, as opposed to trying to keep everyone equal through despotic fairness.

      • durka durka

        Honestly man, USA is so pro corporatism and capitalism with barely anything public appart for paying for a huge military that no one fucking needs or asked for…that usa would benefit from a bit of socialism. alot of people dont seem to understant that if Bernie won, he wouldnt be able to do half the things he said, just like Trump do to the establishment and no he wouldnt destroy the economy either, just like trump…there are too many checks and balances for that. But hey if he shifted thing a little bit towards some fucking decent quality of life for the average low and middle class American…..then again sjws flourished during Obama, i cant imagine what would happen with Bernie.

        Ignoring them isnt working these countries i linked above ignored them and look at where they are.

        • alot of people dont seem to understant that if Bernie won, he wouldnt be able to do half the things he said, just like Trump do to the establishment and no he wouldnt destroy the economy either, just like trump…there are too many checks and balances for that.

          Yep. America is too close to a Corporatocracy to allow for true Socialism to be utilized. A lot of our lower-paying jobs are out-sourced to China, Brazil and (gasp) Russia, and most of our production work is being replaced with robots built and made by China, Taiwan and South Korea.

          The BS part about it is that anytime anyone talks about workers rights there’s a flood of pro-Corporatists coming out of the woodwork talking about Communism with a capital ‘C’. It’s like people don’t see that the entire middle-class America is nearly completely wiped out, and will likely be gone entirely by next generation if we continue on the current path.

          There are no middle class job replacements for everything being outsourced and no solutions to replace those jobs. We’ve heard a lot about renewable energy but nothing is really being done to make it happen or any plans to turn it into a commerce that brings back jobs.

          We’re sort of stuck in a clusterfunk. Trump wants to bring production back to America but even if it does come back the jobs will be given to robots anyway. But I guess he’s looking at turning America into an export trader even while our jobs continue to disappear in middle America.

  • durka durka

    “For some really bizarre reason a bunch of communist downvoted the
    trailer and were angry that communism was portrayed in a negative light
    within Sand Sailor Studio’s title.”

    Its not bizzare, everywhere in europe that communists parties are allowed, if you criticize communism you get bashed that you claim communism is bad and not the utopian idea they got inside their head.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_communist_parties_represented_in_European_Parliament

    All those countries have not lived through communism, well apart from czech republic, but that party has changed its name and platform to be closer to social democrats. Aside from that though all those other parties are from countries that never lived through communism so they dont know what its like. If you criticize communists in one of those countries you get attacked and slandered by everyone, including the media because they have designed this idea in their head that communism is good.

    The funny thing is all of them won their civil wars yet the communists were not defeated they kept spreading propaganda for years to make it acceptable to be a communist.

    On the other hand countries that lived through communist have banned it and if you say you are a communist, you are thrown into a prison cell.

    It is funny how people who lived through communism hate it but those who have not think its a good thing and openly attack people that experianced it and know first hand what it was like…but hey it was not well implemented, that wasnt communist and other stupid arguments like that.

    The funny thing is that EU tried to ban communist and nazi symbols and most of those counries had their eu parties voting against it, including the parties that are on the right. So the left has established ideological hegemony in those countries and they can freely do and say as they like, if you dissagree with them, you are a fascist.

    • Disqusted

      Communism is one of those many things that sounds good in theory (“fairness for everybody!”), but doesn’t actually work well in reality. Kinda like how a lot of games end up turning out shit.

    • Heh, man I love these comments.

      Commentary about the meta-culture of sociopolitics is oftentimes lost in media reports as they push their agenda, but the more personal experience definitely shines a light on these events.

      It’s also interesting that there aren’t that many communist parties but they have enough pull to keep certain sects of the masses fooled.

      • durka durka

        its not the parties that push these things, its the fact that their bullshit are accepted as something normal because if you criticize them are a fascist.

        If you want to know who is rulling over you, find out who you are not allowed to criticize.

    • ParasiteX

      Jordan B Peterson perfectly summed up communism in this speech
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VsZJ0fJpLPc

  • durka durka

    1:06, thats an orthodox church, does it take place in Russia?

    • Andreea Vaduva

      Romania is also orthodox 🙂

  • tajlund

    Looks like the same universe as Beholder. (Though the art style is far different). Beholder is equally loathed by the SJW/Commie crowd.

    • Oh really? Didn’t know the SJWs hated that game. Beholder is a real head trip because you’re right there in the day-to-day affairs of trying to help that poor guy’s family survive Big Brother. It kind of reminded me of what it would be like if the dude from Papers, Please actually went home.

      • tajlund

        Yeah, back when I was beta testing there were a few people bitching that it made communism look bad. One guy actually said it was “perpetuating cold war myths”. They were also mad that the game wasn’t more “inclusive”, but that is a separate argument.

        • GuyGuysonEsquire

          I don’t understand how is Beholder not inclusive, everyone is black in that game. /s

        • durka durka

          “perpetuating cold war myths”

          Cancer fucking cancer

          Most of those sjws must have never lived in a country that was in the soviet union.