Rusty Lake's The White Door has been delayed to January 9th, 2020. The announcement arrived over on the developer's official Twitter account earlier today.
The game's a super intriguing point-and-click mystery thriller where you take on the role of a mental health patient called Robert Hill. Poor Robert is suffering from some severe memory loss, and so you'll have to delve into his dreams to unlock his past, adding more and more colour to the striking black-and-white world as you progress.
The original tweet reads, "Dear fans, unfortunately due personal circumstances we have to postpone the release date of The White Door to January 9, 2020. The past weeks we were unable to work as we are used too, leaving no other option to take a bit more time."
In a follow-up tweet, the developer states that they believe the delay will be better for their well-being as well as the quality of the game itself. Crunch is also brought up, with the tweet saying that the team typically crunches for the 4 weeks prior to the release of their games.
"Not releasing any game this year makes us sad, but knowing what awesome projects we have in the pipeline, we are sure we will not let you down next year." Obviously, delays like this are nothing to get mad about. It's always good to see studios of any size put health before deadlines, and – given the quality of the developer's earlier games – I'm sure The White Door will be well worth the wait.
In the meantime, I'd advise filling yourself in on Rusty Lake's earlier games by checking out our reviews of Cube Escape: Paradox and Rusty Lake Paradise. You can also pre-order The White Door now from both the App Store and Google Play.Nominate your Game of the Year for the Pocket Gamer People's Choice Award 2020