We continue to summarize the results of 2023 together with the game teams. Next up is an interview with indie developer Vladimir Beletsky from the Morteshka studio, famous for the role-playing game based on Russian fairy tales Black Book.

What was the year like for the studio? What have you done that I would like to highlight in terms of achievements?

We have released a Black Book for mobile phones and announced our new project One-Eyed Likho.

One-Eyed Likho

How has the situation changed for the studio in the market? What new challenges did she face?

There are more and more indie studios and outstanding projects and the competition is growing. At the same time, indie developers have more opportunities to make themselves known. Mysterious Steam algorithms can bring amazing games from hitherto unknown studios to bestsellers, and new projects can collect hundreds of thousands of vishlists thanks to a few tweets.

What was the year like for the indie scene in general?

This year, many great projects have been released, both long-awaited, such as World of Horror, and unexpected hits such as Don't Scream and Lethal Company.

World of Horror

Don’t Scream

Lethal Company

What are the studio's plans for next year?

We plan to finish work on One-Eyed Likho and start pre-production of a new project.