Campo Santo, an indie developer unveiled Firewatch, a single-player first-person mystery game set in the Wyoming wilderness, where your only emotional lifeline is the person on the other end of a handheld radio.
The game was revealed at PAX 2014, check out the trailer after the break:
“The game is being developed by Campo Santo, a new independent video game studio in San Francisco. This is Campo’s first game, but its members have made some games you might’ve enjoyed, including Mark of the Ninja, Brutal Legend, The Cave, Bioshock II, and The Walking Dead: Season 1.”
“What is supposed to be a peaceful respite from your complicated life takes a turn when you start to question some of the things that are happening to you, said Campo Santo.
Your only human connection is over a handheld radio, which you’ll use to speak with Delilah, your supervisor, about the things both of you are experiencing.”
“In Firewatch you play as a man named Henry who has retreated from his messy life to work as a fire lookout in the Wyoming wilderness. Perched high atop a mountain, it’s your job to look for smoke and keep the wilderness safe.
An especially hot and dry summer has everyone on edge. Your supervisor, a woman named Delilah, is available to you at all times over a small, handheld radio — and is your only contact with the world you’ve left behind.
But when something strange draws you out of your lookout tower and into the world, you’ll explore a wild and unknown environment, facing questions and making interpersonal choices that can build or destroy the only meaningful relationship you have.”
Firewatch is being developed in Unity, it is set to release in 2015 for Windows, Mac, and Linux.