Annapurna Interactive’s showcase tonight revealed a variety of exciting new projects and updates, as well as release dates, for many indie titles the company has currently under its wing.
The publisher of top-quality indie books showcased over a dozen titles, including Stray, Outer Wilds and The Artful Escape. They also confirmed new partnerships.
The show opened with a glimpse at The Artful Escape, the eagerly awaited sequel to The Artful Escape. You can find more information about it here. The showcase also revealed its star-studded voice cast, and the 9th September release for Xbox and Steam.
Next was an update for Neon White from Ben Esposito, the sequel to Donut County. Esposito described it as a “single-player speedrunning FPS in which you can sacrifice your guns to perform parkour moves.” Esposito also showed off some new gameplay. This winter, Neon White will be available on Nintendo Switch and Steam.
A Memoir Blue was also shown to us, a melancholic looking album that is meant as a “journey into the depths and memories”. Cloisters indie studio developed it. It will be available for iPhone, Nintendo Switch and Steam as well as Xbox Game Pass.
The video game Storyteller was a fun, engaging and innovative platform for creating stories with characters and tropes. Although Daniel Benmergui, the developer of Storyteller has had his idea floating for a while and Annapurna have been with him since 2018, this was its best showing to date. The demo is available for Steam and Nintendo Switch.
Heart Machine, a Hyper Light Drifter creator, released a trailer for the new title Solar Ash. The trailer also announced a new release date for Solar Ash: 26th October on Epic Games Store, and PlayStation.
FPS Skin Deep, an oddball spaceship got a special airing. You’ll smell like your enemies if you don’t clean up after you wash. We have not heard from Skin Deep about Steam’s arrival, although we were told that Steam is in the works.
Stray, the post-apocalyptic adventure video game that lets you take control of a cat and play in the future, has been delayed a bit. The game will arrive on PC and PlayStation “early 2022.” The trailer revealed how the main character, sorry character, will join forces with B-12, a friendly drone, to take part in light combcat. Combat.
This presentation ended with Outer Wilds’ latest update and the “first and sole expansion”, which had been teased previously. You can find out more about Outer Wilds Echoes of the Eye here.
Various updates were provided by various development teams, both new and old. We also heard from them about future Annapurna Interactive projects. Outer Loop, a Falcon Age developer, is currently working on an unknown game that will be based at least partially on immigrant culture in America.
Annapurna also works with Jessica Mak (a solo guitarist and game designer from Toronto) on another project.
Ivy Road was introduced to us by Davey Wreden, creator of Stanley Parable and Karla Zimonja, co-creator of Gone Home. They are also working together with Annapurna, along with Daniel Rosenfeld (Making Minecraft)
Stories Untold, Nocode (Observation developer) and Nocode (Observation designer) confirmed last week that they are now working with Annapurna. As you would expect, the Glasgow-based company is currently working on a horror title.
A montage is compiled of confirmed games that will be released on the new platforms. On 16 November, The Pathless will be available on Steam, and What Remains Of Edith Finch will go to iOS. I Am Dead is coming to PlayStation and Xbox, and Telling Lies as well as Gorogoa are heading to Xbox Game Pass.
Publited at Thu 29 July 2021, 20:06:59 +0000