Hollow Tree Games’ successfully Kickstarted first-person exploration game, Shape of the World, is coming to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC in early 2018. The game, which met its crowdfunding goal in 2015, puts players in the role of an outsider in a world that reacts to their presence.
Here’s a teaser and official description:
Shape of the World casts you as an outsider experiencing a surreal world that reacts to your presence. Journey through vibrant ecosystems that spring to life with psychedelic colors, splashing waterfalls, luminous monoliths and graceful creatures.
A realm that leaves you free to progress at your own pace, without the incessant ticking of the clock. Find yourself pleasantly lost as you summit mountains, fly with whales, raise precipitous boardwalks and slide swiftly to new and ever stranger environments.
- Experiment with an organic and mysterious ecosystem: Play with mystical animals, ephemeral vegetation and intriguing monoliths.
- A dynamic soundtrack that responds to the player’s travels: The audio environment is a central component of the game, amplifying your experience of the world.
- Procedural Population: The forest only materializes around you when you get close, regrowing in a new way each time you pass. Will you find your way back?
- First-Person Exploration: More than just a walking simulator. Slide, soar and dive through a living world, at once familiar and alien.
We’ll update our readers when we have a release date.