Small San Francisco developer Campo Santo announced a title and few details for its first project, Firewatch.
Firewatch will be a single-player, first-person game where you play the role of Henry, who explores the Wyoming wilderness after taking a summer job as a fire lookout. What is supposed to be a peaceful break from Henry’s complicated life takes a turn when he starts to question some of the things that are happening to him. As you play, your only human connection is over a handheld radio, which you’ll use to speak with your supervisor, Delilah, about the things you’re both experiencing.
Campo Santo’s small team has an impressive background in the games industry. Jake Rodkin, a designer and Campo Santo’s creative director, was previously at Telltale, where he worked on The Walking Dead,Puzzle Agent, Tales of Monkey Island, and Sam & Max. Other Campo Santo members previously worked at Klei, Double Fine, 2K Marin, and Maxis.
Firewatch will be published by Panic Inc., on PC, Mac, and Linux. Campo Santo said it would “love for it to come out in 2015.”
Source: PAX Prime 2014.
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