The Wayward Isles is coming on the horizons 2018

5/4/2017 Developed by The Wayward Isles: This is a project being produced with a kickstarter some point soon. Still a work in process. The Wayward Isles is an action and […]

5/4/2017

Developed by The Wayward Isles:

This is a project being produced with a kickstarter some point soon. Still a work in process.
The Wayward Isles is an action and exploration game set within a completely open
island environment. There are elements of combat and puzzle-solving but the emphasis
is largely on story and atmosphere. The setting for the game draws on the folklore
and culture of Scandinavia and the Orkney islands. It's a 'low fantasy' setting with
elements of magic but a generally more realistic mood than most similar games,
avoiding the usual tropes of the genre where possible.
Players take the part of Scyld, an aging exile returning to the island of his birth
to settle old scores and finding himself drawn into conflict with the mysterious Odd
Folk. Managing his relationships with various NPCs will be the key to making
progress and there is a good deal of freedom in how to do this, allowing for many
different paths through the game. There is no clear line between good and evil in
the Wayward Isles, so many of Scyld's choices will be very difficult indeed.
The Wayward Isles will feature a truly immersive environment, not only in look,
sound and atmosphere but also in the culture of the Isles. The people you’ll meet
will have a fully realized and unique way of life with their own superstitions,
traditions and ceremonies. To succeed amongst them will mean learning and
negotiating the rules of a society governed by strict family hierarchies and ritual
feuds. We want the experience of the Wayward Isles to feel like a visit to a
completely foreign country, with all the excitement and wonder that entails…

This will be the first title for Ironheart, a small team of industry veterans with
many previously published titles to our names and a great passion for making the
sort of games we would like to play ourselves. The Wayward Isles is designed to fill
what we see as a gap in the market for story-centric RPGs in which the focus is on
drama and narrative flow rather than statistics and inventory management. We are
using our own engine (http://www.covertengine.com) and will be releasing to PC and
Mac, with the possibility of console versions to follow.

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