White Day: A Labyrinth Named School is a reimagining of a Korean horror game of the same name that was originally released by Sonnori and Wizard Soft for the PC in 2001. Both titles are first-person adventure games about a student trapped inside his high school after dark while being hunted by a murderous janitor that stalks its halls. The remake was created by a company founded by the development team of the first White Day called ROI Games and was released in South Korea for Android devices on November 19, 2015, with an iOS release on December 18th. ROI Games has announced plans to port the remake to the PC and PlayStation 4 as a VR title sometime in the future. An international release has also been announced.
The remake of White Day: A Labyrinth Named School was initially announced in March of 2014 as a direct port of the original game for the iPhone called White Day: In Your Hands. The port was being co-developed by the newly resurrected Sonnori, who had been out of business for a few years at this point, and another Korean developer named Gachyon Soft. However, as development continued, new material kept on being added to the game, including redone graphics, additional story content, and new ghosts among other features that the team wanted to include in the first game back in 2001. The title was later reannounced in January of 2015 as a remake and development switched to the team's new company, RIO Games. Finally, in November of the same year, White Day: A Labyrinth Named School was released on T-Store, a Korean Android marketplace, where it was met with high praise and strong sales, quickly becoming one of the best selling games on the site.Read Less