Post by Steve Farrelly @ 12:20pm 22/04/22 | 0 Comments
It's also clearly inspired by a few other types of game as well, including the Harvest Moon series as well as The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, among others. There's also a really sweet tale surrounding its two Chinese developers who started meeting to work on the game, only to wind up falling in love.
And the Lord Byron poem the game is founded from is There is Pleasure in the Pathless Woords.
Here's the official chatter on the game:
Embrace the challenges of various biomes, dangerous beasts, and the evil Jaer cultists who pose a threat to everyone. Explore the world and find a way to survive while fending off danger by working with the surroundings, utilizing resources, and building networks with locals. Want to build a dream home and settle down? Or maybe unlock the ancient seal to finally free yourself? Anything and everything is possible in this poetic world.
Build, farm and develop -- Have a unique building experience that features mortise-and-tenon joints. Grow your own paddy fields to grow rice. Pour your heart and soul into the seeds until bountiful harvest sprouts from the ground. Maintain the paddy by controlling water irrigation, fertilizers, and temperature. Have fun and celebrate a happy harvest.
Chop it down and mine it out! -- In this world, your future is in your hands. So gather resources by logging and mining to craft tools. Buckle up and immerse yourself in surviving the wild. Feed yourself and keep an eye on your hydration, body temperature, and sanity while dealing with threats – harsh weather, poison, beasts, enemies, and more.
Explore, discover, and be surprised! -- Each time you start, a brave new world awaits! Don't miss the stunning views and friendly NPCs while seeking the truth about the ruins. Perhaps there's a surprise waiting for you.
Rally allies and stay strong -- Stronger together! United, you shall stand! Rally your allies and friends to fight the terrible Jaer cultists. They'll share your burdens as well as the joys of the harvest!
This is exactly the sort of game I've personally wanted to play for a really long time and looks set to deliver on a number of fronts.
Pathless Woods is set to launch on PC later this year. Stay tuned for more as it becomes available.