Announced for release later this year from London-based developer Solar Sail Games, Smoke and Sacrifice takes place in a darkly fantastical world where grotesque plantlife and animals roam and harsh societal customs rule.
The game is set to be published onto PC, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Nintendo Switch by Curve Digital. In it, players assume the role of a young mother named. Sachi. She is on a quest to discover the fate of her child.
Taking cues from modern survival classics, Solar Sail Games says Smoke and Sacrifice evolves its genre with a deeply personal story and complex ecosystem. The in-game creatures actually forage, mate, breed, and prey on one another, thus creating a living world. To survive and unravel the mystery at the heart of Smoke and Sacrifice, Sachi must take it upon herself to tame the game's wilds.
“We’re thrilled to finally announce Smoke and Sacrifice after keeping the project to ourselves for so long. With both myself and Neil Millstone having produced games for major studios, Smoke and Sacrifice is an opportunity for us go back to our roots and create a genuinely intimate story in a compelling world,” said Tancred Dyke-Wells, Co-Founder of Solar Sail Games. “We wanted to combine a meaningful narrative with the challenges of survival gameplay. Discovering ways to influence this creepy, organic world to your advantage is key to pursuing your ultimate quest.”
Smoke and Sacrifice will launch for PC, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One in 2018.