Survival is an increasingly nuanced aspect of modern games, with developers continuing to explore different ways of making players battle the elements in order to stay alive just a little longer. Survival themes are seeping into a number of different game types too, including an intriguing new RPG by Solar Sail Games, Smoke and Sacrifice.
Set to be published by Curve Digital, Smoke and Sacrifice stars Sachi, a woman searching to discover the fate of her child against the backdrop of a fantasy world full of evolving environmental dangers. Players will interact with the local flora and fauna, but with potential implications as in-game actions impact the ecosystem.
A personal story and interesting world design certainly help the game stand out, as does a system whereby the eponymous smoke affects NPC and player behaviour. Smoke and Sacrifice is heading to PC, PS4, Switch, and Xbox One in 2018.