Life is Strange Co-Creator’s Narrative Survival Journey ‘Ashwalkers’ Launching April 2021
DONTNOD co-founder and Life is Strange co-creator Hervé Bonin’s new studio Nameless XIII and publisher Dear Villagers (ScourgeBringer, The Forgotten City) have revealed that Ashwalkers (formerly known under working title “Cendres”) is coming to PC in April 2021. A demo of the game will also be playable for the first time in the upcoming Steam Game Festival (Feb. 3-9).
Ashwalkers is a post-apocalyptic narrative survival sim in which four adventurers set out to cross a ravaged Earth. Society has collapsed, leaving no moral judgement of the choices they make; only their personal integrity will guide them to one of 34 possible endings. The branching story challenges players to make meaningful choices in complex ethical dilemmas while managing their food, medication and other supplies.
Set 200 years after the first geological disasters, a group of survivors called The Section set out into a devastated world. Their goal is to find a safe haven for their people, but to reach it they face a deadly journey through a post-apocalyptic wasteland.
Players will get to know the intimate dynamics, relationships and tensions between the brave captain of the group Petra, the pragmatic fighter Sinh, the young optimistic scholar Kali and the cautious scout Nadir as they travel the end of the world.
- Make meaningful and difficult decisions in complex moral dilemmas
- Discover a new path each playthrough depending on player choices
- Experience one of 34 different endings in each playthrough
- Get to know a group of four distinct characters
- Manage their food, equipment and medication protecting the group from madness and despair
- Travel and learn about a hostile world destroyed by a volcanic apocalypse
- Seek and harvest vital resources in the wild
- Overcome obstacles, violent encounters and the deadly climate on your journey