PS4 and Xbox Game Based on Treadwater Comic Book Series

Game Design

Console Сyberpunk game demo based on famous Treadwater comic book franchise, offering a single-player game mode and two different storylines

Jun 2017 - Oct 2017

Work done

Game demo for PlayStation 4 Game demo for Xbox One


Darkrose Studios

Darkrose Studios is an independent publishing company and digital studio that specializes in making and producing original Sci-Fi and fantasy intellectual properties. Their main objective is to create content that really impacts and engages.


The comics open the door to the whole universe through storytelling and drama, while games do the same through real-time interaction. This gives the fans an opportunity to crawl into the skin of their favorite characters and plunge deeply into the world introduced to them by comic books. Excited by the idea to create the same experience, we got down to work on the project.

Some of the aims that gave us a push to start the development were:

  • To make a fascinating game based on the popular Treadwater comics;
  • To allow the authors of the comics gain a broader audience and brand exposure, as well as monetize the franchise.


The Tradewater graphic novel is widely recognized as one of the most beautifully-detailed and emotionally-stimulating indie graphic novels of its time. The novel is about the courageous team of vigilantes who will do everything to maintain peace in a dystopian future. The ideas behind Treadwater are rapidly gaining popularity among Science Fiction and Fantasy fans. In the game demo, we’ve preserved that dark and mature Sci-Fi drama.

Tradewater Game is a single-player third-person game with a focus on storytelling. This action game features multiple story arcs, modern graphics, and adaptive environments based on user’s storyline.

The player starts level one by combining stealth elements and special capabilities to disarm a warhead. As the game progresses, the player chooses how their story unfolds: to kill everyone or progress peacefully.

The true strength of Treadwater game is that it allows players to fully assume the role of their favorite character and to engage in every facet of a quest RPG.


  • 2 playable characters
  • Chad L. Coleman’s image is used for the main character of the game
  • In-game voice acting, performed by the original TV series cast


Unreal Engine 4


PixelPlex not only helped us execute a specific vision but also brought creative, out-of-the-box problem-solving skills to the table.

Morgan Rosenblum, CEO of Darkrose Studios


  • 2 Game Developers
  • 3D Artist
  • 2D Artist
  • QA Engineer
  • Project Manager


5 months

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