Fellow Traveller and indie developer Hiding Spot Games announced that a demo of their cute and creepy adventure game, Beacon Pines, is being included as part of The Big Adventure Event on Steam. Interested players will be able to check out a town that is a storybook mix of Winnie-the-Pooh, Twin Peaks, and Stranger Things.
Set in a magical storybook, players play as both the book’s reader and Luka, the book’s main character. Luka is a young boy who is investigating the mysterious events in his hometown. During his journey he will find charms inscribed with new words that allow past events to be rewritten leading to an entire new sequence of events for Luka to explore along with his friends.
Exploration, deep character-driven dialogue, and light puzzle solving is at the heart of this game. With no combat, players are free to explore the hand-illustrated town with all of its charming characters and unsettling secrets. By discovering new words, players can use them to write and rewrite the game’s story by changing past events and uncovering new branches to explore of the story.
Presented by Hitcents, The Big Adventure Event is a digital celebration and showcase of indie adventure games. Last year’s event welcomed over 300,000 fans to a display of more than 80 games. This year’s event kicks off on Thursday, January 20, 2022, at 8AM PST. Indie developer broadcasts from around the globe, community, events, interviews, and over a hundred game demos will be featured during the event.
Beacon Pines is coming to Nintendo Switch and Steam for PC in 2022. The Beacon Pines demo can be found on the game’s Steam page where interested players can also wishlist and follow the game now. More information about Beacon Pines can be found by following @BeaconPines or visiting the game’s webpage on the developer’s website here.
Fellow Traveller (@FellowTravellr Twitter) is a Melbourne, Australia based indie games label. Founded in 2013 under the name of Surprise Attack games by Chris Wright, the company later rebranded as Fellow Traveller Games to better reflect the close working partnerships with developers and the mission of exploring what narrative games can be. Their portfolio consists of more than twenty projects including: Blind, Genesis Noir, Paradise Killer, Hacknet, Orwell, and Orwell: Ignorance is Strength.
Hiding Spot Games (@hidingspotgames Twitter) is an indie game developer based in Austin, Texas with team members scattered around the world. The studio believes in projects with feeling and that art, music, story, and gameplay all serve that common goal. Previously the studio released Flipping Legend, the highest rated iOS game on MetaCritic for all of 2017, in addition to their 2015 work on the musical adventure Ephemerid.