Gorgeous Indie Game Lost Ember Seeks Funding on Kickstarter
We've seen unique and innovative indie games recently, and Lost Ember certainly fits the bill. Packing a gorgeous visual style and powered by Unreal Engine 4, Lost Ember lets players loose in a world where civilization has fallen.
The big twist is that you'll be exploring this world mainly as a wolf, who is trying to find his way to the city of Machu Kila, but you can then control every animal you see and their special abilities will be often vital. Here's more about the game directly from the developers.
The gameplay in Lost Ember focuses on experiencing the world and the story from fascinating perspectives. Each animal you can play offers new possibilities and opportunities for breathtaking moments. Dive into deep waters, fly at lofty heights, dig underground as a mole or even climb steep cliffs with a mountain goat. We want players to move through our world in their own pace without interrupting their gameflow with combat, too hard puzzles or dying in general.
THE COMPANION / STORY
On your journey you are guided by a companion that used to be part of the old Inrahsi culture and witnessed the fall of his world. As the last soul of the old civilization he wandered the world for an eternity, searching for someone who could help him on his quest.
His ability to show you his memories - echoes of the past - lets you relive what he's been through. These memories can be unveiled at different places throughout the world.
During the game, the wolf and his companion form a deep relationship of friendship and trust.
SWITCH PERSPECTIVES / GAMEPLAY
While the main character is the wolf, players can possess any other animal they encounter in our world which gives them great mobility. Some of the animals featured in Lost Ember are parrots, fish, moles, eagles, capybaras, mountain goats, buffalos and more. Additional animals are planned as part of some of our stretch goals.
These animals inhabit different areas in our world and while some occur in various scenarios, others may only populate a specific region. On their way to Machu Kila, the wolf and his companion cross through a lot of distinct areas with their own flora and fauna.
German developer Mooneye Studios is now seeking funding on Kickstarter and the campaign kicked off nicely, with over a quarter of the €100K minimum goal already achieved in mere hours. There's also a Steam Greenlight campaign going on; Lost Ember should be released for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in March 2018.
Apparently, the game already works on both the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift so it can be experienced on VR, at least on PC; the development team is still unsure about a PlayStation VR port.