Eidolon (Ice Water Games)

Eidolon

Homepage / Win & Mac / $15 (buy directly or from Steam)

“a narrative exploration game set in a massive, post-human Western Washington

Eidolon features a survival system (cold, hunger, exhaustion, age, wounds, illness) and some simple tools (bow, rod, campfire), but it is primarily a game about exploring a mysterious landscape and uncovering the stories of the people who came before. These stories, told through documents and memories gleaned from significant locations, are both historical (describing the broad arc of civilization) and intimate (describing the struggles and lives of specific characters and families). But piecing them together, making sense of them, is a challenge. The world of Eidolon is vast, rich, and difficult to traverse.

On a more personal level, Eidolon is a game wrestling with themes dear to us—history, curiosity, interconnectedness, nature, chaos, mortality, and the pure beauty of the world, to name some. We are firmly rooted in Western Washington, where Eidolon is set, most of us having been raised here. In many ways, Eidolon is an attempt to convey some of the magic of this dark, mystical, foggy, cold, and genuinely breathtaking place. We hope that this comes through in the game. ”

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