Hervé Bonin, co-creator of Life is Strange and DONTNOD co-founder has announced that Ashwalkers will be released on April 15 via Steam by his new studio Nameless XIII and publisher Dear Villagers (ScourgeBringer, The Forgotten City).
Four explorers travel through a harsh world in Ashwalkers, making tough choices that have a significant impact on the story’s outcome. Players must handle the party’s food and supplies while navigating a complex story with 34 different endings.
Synopsis of Ashwalkers
A party of survivors known as The Squad set out into a devastated world 200 years after a geological catastrophe. They need to find a safe refuge for their people, but they’ll have to travel through a post-apocalyptic wasteland full of moral ambiguities to get there. As you journey to the end of the universe, get to know four interesting characters and the changing dynamics among them.
‘We are huge fans of ‘Choose your own adventure novels,’ says Hervé Bonin, co-founder of the development company Nameless XIII. “Our aim is to merge the sense of a detailed unfolding universe with the interactivity of a video game, a game in which every decision counts. We are very enthusiastic to let players explore the world of Ashwalkers after the great reviews we received for our public demo at the recent Steam Festival.”
Ashwalkers Trailer and Company Details
Nameless XIII is an independent French studio with seven strong members. They’re crafting survival stories, games where you face tough decisions in a hostile environment.
Plug In Digital’s publishing mark is named Dear Villagers. This is a warm invitation to join them in the little unusual neighborhood they are building within the digital gaming marketplace, a place where talented studios can leverage their creativity and where fans enjoy distinctive and bold PC games and consoles such as Edge of Eternity, ScourgeBringer, and Recompile.
Ashwalkers Gaming Features
Thow we wish the game was in color a we still think some of you will enjoy this game. Here are some of the features we know thus far:
- Face complex moral dilemmas and make meaningful decisions
- Discover a new path each time you play depending on your choice
- Four distinct characters, 34 different endings
- Find food, manage equipment, and ration medication to keep the group from succumbing to madness and despair
- Travel and learn about this hostile world destroyed by a volcanic apocalypse
- Seek out and harvest vital resources in the wild
- Overcome obstacles, violent encounters and the deadly climate on your journey