Release Date + Launch Trailer Announcement

We’re taking a quick break this week from our travel tips, because we’ve got some breaking news:


This means it’s almost time for the portals to open and for you to visit Emrys. Check out our launch trailer to get a taste of what you have to look forward to:

The World Next Door releases on Thursday, March 28th, 2019 on PC/Mac (Steam,, GoG, and Humble Bundle) and Nintendo Switch for $14.99.  


In this narrative-focused, anime-inspired game, you play as Jun, an adventurous teenager trapped in the magical world of Emrys. Fortunately, Jun has a group of friends ready, willing, and able to help her investigate the secrets of Emrys, and find a way back home!

We’ve still got inside looks at the world of Emrys coming up before the portal officially opens. You’ll get to learn more about the Emryn language, about the masks of the Festival, and be sure to wishlist The World Next Door on Steam so you can snag it as soon as it’s out, and follow us on @worldnextdoor_ and @rosecitygames on Twitter for the latest news.

Talk to you soon,


Will Lewis

Will Lewis is a lifelong lover of games and game making, co-founding Rose City Games in 2015 and founding the Portland Indie Game Squad (a nonprofit organization supporting game development in the Portland area) in 2011. Having run 28 game jams through 2017 and participating in personal game making challenges multiple times a year, he enjoys creating environments and resources that support art and tech creatives while collaborating on projects focused on character and story.