In the valley of Gaben
Valve has acquired acclaimed indie developer Campo Santo, the team behind vibrant walking simulator Firewatch and the upcoming In the Valley of Gods. While the studio will relocate to Bellevue, it’ll continue to operate autonomously, meaning that it will still be making its own games on its own terms. Presumably it’ll just...
From the developers of Firewatch comes In the Valley of Gods, a new narrative adventure title. Though no dialogue was heard in the above trailer, we see that you play as one of two female explorers travelling through an ancient Egyptian temple. In addition to some great music playing over the footage, the game looks stunning,...
Relight the fire
Maintain a vigilant lookout, because Firewatch will be traipsing out at retail this year, courtesy of Limited Run Games, the company behind physical releases of various other niche titles. There'll be approximately 10,000 copies of the occasionally dark walking simulator manufactured, so you're going to need to camp out on the...
Smooth as peanut butter
Firewatch is not a game that demands flawless performance, but it's difficult to stay immersed in the Wyoming wilderness when it's wobbling like a plate of jelly. Fortunately, developer Campo Santo acknowledged the performance issues almost immediately, and has been working hard on a patch ever since. That update's...
No smoke without fire
Although we have some serious narrative hang-ups, Firewatch is still a game that we recommend you play – purely because it sparks some great discussion. However, outside of the debatable plotting issues, the game has some undebatable performance problems – particularly on the PlayStation 4, where it runs worse than Usain...
The Wyoming wilderness awaits
Push Square Towers is already aboard the Firewatch-fuelled hype train, as we can't wait to get stuck in to the Wyoming-based adventure. And as its 9th February release nears, we're beginning to learn a little more about the title, which sees you assume the role of a ranger and deals with the relationship that you...
Now that Everybody's Gone to the Rapture is out and analysed, it's time to turn your attention to a different kind of first-person adventure. Firewatch, the upcoming PlayStation 4 game set in the Wyoming wilderness, may not have orb people and Chad graffiti, but it's interesting all the same. Developed by a slew of ex-The Walking Dead...
One of the more innocuous announcements at Sony's impressive E3 press conference today was that indie darling Firewatch will be making its console debut on PlayStation 4. The title sees you playing as a volunteer fire lookout officer who discovers mysterious occurrences in the wilderness. Your only means of communication is through...
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