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An eerie, surrealistic, first-person game experience by an independent team of developers who helped make BioShock Infinite & BioShock.

An eerie, surrealistic, first-person game experience by an independent team of developers who helped make BioShock Infinite & BioShock. Read more
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We've added PS4 support, VR compatibility, and a bevy of bonuses at no additional cost. Take a look!

For a closer look at The Maze of the Space Minotaur art, click here.
For a closer look at The Maze of the Space Minotaur art, click here.
           

Note: These amendments supersede the reward column, which can't be updated. Alpha and Beta Access only guaranteed for the PC/Mac/Linux.

Welcome to The Equinox, a weird, 1920s theatre that appears to be unstuck from conventional reality. The theatre has three creators-in-residence: an artist, a filmmaker, and a musical act - all geniuses, all infected with horrible madness that’s also reflected in a bizarre decay afflicting the theatre.

As the latest Curator, you’re tasked with unraveling the mystery of the insanity afflicting the creators and saving the theatre. You must explore the theatre, interacting with bizarre characters, and excavating a narrative-rich world for clues to righting it all.

Partially inspired by real-world immersive theater experiences like the exploration-based haunted hotel "Sleep No More," every room, every drawer, every hidden corner includes strange, unsettling surprises designed to deepen the player experience.

But this is no ordinary adventure game. You soon become equipped with The Black Glove, a powerful artifact which gives you the ability to bend space and time and more. 

The Equinox was not always the dark den of madness you see today. Once, it was the home for some of the most brilliant creative minds in history... until things went terribly wrong. Now, only you can uncover the theatre's many secrets, change the past, and fix the present.

Reveals secrets, uncover hidden motivations, and dispel fears with The Black Glove.
Reveals secrets, uncover hidden motivations, and dispel fears with The Black Glove.

Your chief adversary -- The Equinox’s boogeyman -- is The Space Minotaur. As the game begins, he and his ruthless minions seem to exist only as part of a fun, arcade-style 8-bit game cabinet found within the Equinox, The Maze of the Space Minotaur... 

But as events develop, it becomes clear that the beast is not confined to his digital maze, and your failures and triumphs in the arcade game directly affect your efforts outside of it. And that’s just one example of the bizarre metaphysical distress pervading the theatre.

What is The Equinox? Who are its mysterious hosts? What’s the connection between the venue, the resident creators, and bizarre, invasive arcade game? 

These mysteries and more await you within what promises to be the strangest, most original first-person game experience you’ve ever played.

The Black Glove offers:

  • An original premise that ties story directly into gameplay, allowing players to alter both events and the world around them.
  • Dozens of beautiful, narrative rich environments from developers who helped create the immersive, story-rich worlds of BioShock’s Rapture and Columbia. 
  • Fascinating, eccentric characters to meet and interact with, like Marisol, an artist prone to work in dangerous mediums like x-ray light and fire, and schlock-obsessed, art filmmaker Avery Arnault. 
  • Over seven hours of uniquely compelling narrative content, challenging arcade feats, and strange, immersive surreal moments.  

Want to know more? Check out our FAQ below and the following articles:

We're an independent team of veteran game developers, who worked together on games like BioShock Infinite, BioShock, and more. Since Irrational Games wound down earlier this year, we've been funding The Black Glove out of pocket and developing the game while juggling freelance assignments. 

What you see is what we’ve done in our spare time. Just think about what we could accomplish with your backing!

You can hopefully tell that The Black Glove is a project we care about immensely. With your support, together we can make this game a weird, playable reality.

Risks and challenges

We feel the Day for Night Games team is capable of "triple A production values on an indie game budget."

Once you become a backer, we consider you an extended member of the team making The Black Glove. We’ll keep you informed of all aspects of the game’s creation through its release and beyond.

If we raise our minimum funding goal, we do not anticipate ANY significant challenges or risks in completing the project.

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    SUPPORTER: Receive our eternal gratitude and a gorgeous, backer-only wallpaper pack featuring art by concept artist Robb Waters.

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    ATTENDEE: Get a downloadable copy of The Black Glove for PC/Mac/Linux.

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    PS4 ATTENDEE: Get a downloadable PS4 copy of The Black Glove + prior tiers. (PS4 versions now available as an option for ALL game-related Reward Tiers!)

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    ENTHUSIAST: Get a downloadable copy of The Black Glove for PC/Mac/Linux or PlayStation 4, plus The Art of The Black Glove digital art book. (See the reward section for more details.)

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    AFICIONADO: Get a downloadable copy of The Black Glove for PC/Mac/Linux or PlayStation 4, plus The Sounds of The Black Glove Vol. 1 digital soundtrack and The Art of The Black Glove digital art book. (See the reward section for more details.)

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    SPACE-TIME POSTAL AGENT: Get a downloadable copy of The Black Glove for PC/Mac/Linux or PlayStation 4, print mementos from The Equinox, early Beta access to the game, and The Art of The Black Glove digital art book. (See the reward section for more details.)

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    HONORED GUEST: Get a downloadable copy of The Black Glove for PC/Mac/Linux or PlayStation 4, admission to a VIP-only in-game museum, early Beta access to the game, and The Art of The Black Glove digital art book. (See the reward section for more details.)

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    FASHION PLATE: Get a downloadable copy of The Black Glove for PC/Mac/Linux or PlayStation 4, plus a limited edition Kickstarter backer-only t-shirt featuring The Black Glove design. (See the reward section for more details.)

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    SMART SET: Get a downloadable copy of The Black Glove for PC/Mac/Linux or PlayStation 4, admission to a VIP-only in-game museum, print mementos from The Equinox, early Beta access to the game, and The Art of The Black Glove digital art book. (See the reward section for more details.)

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    CONNOISSEUR:
    Get a downloadable copy of The Black Glove for PC/Mac/Linux or PlayStation 4, plus early Beta Access to the game, your name in the credits, The Art of The Black Glove digital art book and a limited edition Kickstarter backer-only t-shirt featuring The Black Glove design. (See the reward section for more details.)

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    BENEFACTOR: Get a downloadable copy of The Black Glove for PC/Mac/Linux or PlayStation 4, early Beta Access to the game, your name in the credits, The Sounds of The Black Glove Vol. 1 digital soundtrack, The Art of The Black Glove digital art book, and a limited edition Kickstarter backer-only t-shirt featuring The Maze of the Space Minotaur design. (See the reward section for more details.)

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    PATRON OF THE ARTS:
    Get a downloadable copy of The Black Glove for PC/Mac/Linux or PlayStation 4, early Beta Access to the game, your name in the credits, The Sounds of The Black Glove Vol. 1 digital soundtrack, The Art of The Black Glove digital art book, and both The Black Glove and The Maze of The Space Minotaur limited edition Kickstarter backer-only t-shirts. (See the reward section for more details.)

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    LIFETIME MEMBER: Get all previous non-limited rewards and a download code for every game that our company ever makes in the future on the platform of your choice. (See the reward section for more details.)

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    ART COLLECTOR: Get a signed and numbered, limited edition poster of the fictional 1983 home console release of The Maze of the Space Minotaur. (Includes all previous non-limited rewards. See the reward section for more details.)

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    BOOK COLLECTOR: Get a limited print edition of The Art of The Black Glove art book. (Includes all previous non-limited rewards. See the reward section for more details.)

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    ART LOVER: Receive a signed, original 8.5" X 11 art sketch by concept artist Robb Waters featuring characters from The Maze of the Space Minotaur. (Includes all previous non-limited rewards. See the reward section for more details.)

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    ARCHIVIST: Get a signed and numbered, limited edition Maze of the Space Minotaur poster, a limited print edition of The Art of The Black Glove art book. and a signed, original 8.5" X 11 art sketch by concept artist Robb Waters featuring characters from The Maze of the Space Minotaur. (Includes all previous non-limited rewards. See the reward section for more details.)

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    SPACE MINOTAUR WHISPERER: Help us devise a taunt for The Space Minotaur. We'll add it to the game and give us Additional Writing credit. (Includes all previous non-limited rewards. See the reward section for more details.)

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    SURREAL ENCOUNTER: Help us devise a random, surreal moment in the game featuring your voice, recorded remotely under our direction. (Includes all previous non-limited rewards. See the reward section for more details.)

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    RARE ARTIFACT COLLECTOR: Get concept artist Robb Waters’ original painting of the fictional 1983 home console release of The Maze of the Space Minotaur and receive ALL other rewards. (See the reward section for more details.)

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