New Teaser Trailer Release

Sycoforge Press Release - January 2021

Teaser Trailer Release and First Impression of

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Lukas Nowak
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To be released: for immediate release 


  • New «Return to Nangrim» teaser trailer released on January 8th
  • First feel for the epic atmosphere of «Return to Nangrim»
  • Hellblade meets Skyrim in Middle-earth
  • Play in VR or not - you choose to switch even during playtime

Zurich, Switzerland - Sycoforge will release a teaser trailer of the debut game «Return to Nangrim» on January 8th, 2021. The teaser trailer provides a first insight into the fabled universe of Arafinn to fantasy and adventure communities alike. The teaser shows wide-open landscapes with monumental dwarven statues, and a dwarf which though he looks troubled seems warm-hearted. Also, the teaser introduces possible enemies, a bold human-like creature packed in armor and equipped with a spear, and also shows zombie-like beings that now roam the darkness of the lost kingdom. Strong visuals and epic dwarven music give the teaser a Tolkien-style feeling.

«Return to Nangrim» is a VR-playable first-person fantasy adventure game with exploration, puzzle, RPG, and survival elements.  The players are invited to an epic immersive transmedia gameplay adventure where they will have to prove their wits and skills to unveil the secrets and story of Nangrim. Explore Nangrim, once the great capital of the Stonebeards in the Nimbor mountains, overrun and destroyed by waves of bloodcurdling Uturi, which lies abandoned in the depth of the mountains. Abandoned, but neither deserted nor forgotten. Craft weapons to defend against creatures of the dark. Learn Hilduir, the runic language of the dwarves, collect and combine items to interact with the environment, and piece together the story, puzzles, and culture of this long-forgotten nation.

«In one sentence: It’s like Hellblade meets Skyrim in Middle-earth!»


concludes Lukas, business developer at Sycoforge.

Sycoforge is developing «Return to Nangrim» as a VR-compatible game. This means the teams' approach is to enable seamless switching in and out of VR at any time during the gameplay experience. Therefore, players will not need VR equipment to get the lore-heavy fantasy adventure experience, but players who own equipment already can immerse themselves in VR to explore epic throne halls and mountain caves. Find out more by talking to the developers on Discord or check out the Steam page for regular updates.

Download the new teaser trailer below to share the news with your audience from January 8th, 2021! Check out now and be the first to know! Further information such as pitch deck, studio video, and game design documents are available by requesting backend access.


Sycoforge is a Zurich-based immersive alternate reality game development studio. An interdisciplinary team of engineers, mathematicians, artists, and creative architects are currently developing the debut game «Return to Nangrim» which takes place within the fabled Arafinn universe.  We might be an indie studio but our game is created to play in the big league. Our story-heavy, visually immersive fantasy game development style delivers a next-level gameplay experience to fantasy and adventure-loving gamers. We enable the discovery of new worlds in the completely self-contained universe of Arafinn.

For more information about Sycoforge, the team, «Return to Nangrim», or press and publisher access, visit

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