DADIU 2011 student team brings you Blackwell

Copenhagen, Denmark - December 23, 2011 - 15:45

Stone cold fear washes over you on this nerve-racking escape from the Blackwell’s Island Women’s asylum. Your heart pounds feverishly from all the sedatives forced upon you, your sight fails from exhaustion. Do you have the nerve to live through this humane horror?

Blackwell was inspired by the story of Nellie Bly, a journalist who faked menthal insanity to report the brutalities of the Women's Lunatic Asylum on Blackwell's Island, in year 1887. " Her story is absolutely admirable.” states Claudia Stræde, the Game Director “I think it requires a game! I consider this a tribute to her and all the innocent women behind bars in that era.”

Escape this horror as a young woman under narcotic effects, with no other options but hiding and sneaking past the wardens patrolling this daunting place. Wardens will pick up on any suspicious sound they hear, investigate doors left carelessly open and lights left on in rooms supposed to be dark.

Drugs may twist hallways, give tunnel vision, cause dizzyness and violent blinding from sudden light. But messing with senses has a bright side: sounds come alive, they ripple like waves through walls and furniture, warning players of dangers ahead.

The game comes free-to-play in any Unity-friendly browser, PC and Mac. For more informations, please visit

Play it at, or download the Windows build at

Trailer available at

Media assets archive available at


About BlackPipe

Black Pipe is an 18 students group working together for the first time. Blackwell is the result of their 6-weeks production at DADIU, the Danish Academy of Digital Interactive Entertainment. Coming from a variety of different backgrounds, from computer science to art, media and game studies, Team5 strived to maximize the outcome of this learning experience, while ultimately creating a quality final product for people to enjoy.

Additional informations about DADIU can be found at


Claudia Bille Stræde – Game Director, Black Pipe

(+45) 40711805 –

Giuseppe Enrico Franchi – Project Manager, Black Pipe

(+45) 50325140 - (+39) 3336828629 -


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