Secret Mode & Max Inferno – A Pleasing Arrangement!
Leamington Spa –
December 14th 2021
You know that super satisfying
feeling that you get when you have things exactly how you like them? We think that
there is nothing quite like it and we’re excited to say we have found some
people who agree with us.
Secret Mode is excited to announce
their new partnership with Canadian developer Max Inferno to bring the
developers debut title A Little to the Left to PC and Nintendo Switch in
August 2022, with a mobile version to follow soon after.
Based in K'jipuktuk/Halifax, Nova Scotia, Max Inferno is the
brainchild of creative power duo Annie Macmillan and Lukas Steinman who formed
the studio in 2021 to create games that are inspired by daily life.
A Little to the Left is a cosy puzzle game that has
you sort, stack, and organize household items into pleasing arrangements, but
you’ll need to keep an eye out for a mischievous cat with an inclination for
chaos. The idea for the title was born from Annie and Lukas’ experience during
the pandemic and the calming influence they found tidying and sorting had on their
lives at the time.
“We knew instantly after meeting Annie and Lukas that we had
the same drive to expand and enhance the wonderful creativity and fun that was
already in A Little to the Left” said James
Schall, Director of Publishing at Secret Mode. “The
game is such a joyful experience, as was recognised with its E3 accolades last
year, and I’m excited to share that with the world!”
We reached out to
Annie and Lukas for a quote, but it seems not everything is as organised as
their game. Annie and Lukas said “We had written a clever quote for this press release, but
then our cat Rookie stomped across the keyboard and hit SEND. Luckily the
amazing team at Secret Mode are cat people too and got a good chuckle out of
it. So here it is again:”
are SO excited to partner with Secret Mode in the creation of our tidy puzzle
game A Little to the Left! The team is awesome; they are friendly and have a
wealth of experience and expertise and we
A Little to the Left is already gaining indie buzz,
receiving multiple accolades from its initial showing at E3 it found its way
into PC Gamer’s ‘Top 15 indie games you shouldn’t miss’ and Rock Paper Shotgun
gave it the coveted ‘Most Likely To Make Me Ashamed Of My Desk Award’