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Smoke and Sacrifice coming to PC & Nintendo Switch

A promising hand-illustrated survival RPG is on the way.

London-based independent studio, Solar Sail Games and award-winning publisher, Curve Digital today announced their upcoming hand-animated survival RPG Smoke and Sacrifice which is slated for a May 31st release. It will release simultaneously on Microsoft Windows and the Nintendo Switch. The studio also confirmed future PlayStation 4 and Xbox One editions.

A dark world, fraught with danger

Set in a dark fantasy world inhabited by all manner of dangerous creatures, Smoke and Sacrifice looks daunting. It’s story will focus on Sachi, a young mother, and her quest to discover the fate of her child.

While it’s storyline is interesting, Smoke and Sacrifice stands apart from the rest through its complex interweaving of survival mechanics. Its deeply personal story will evolve within a complex natural ecosystem. Creatures which the player encounters will forage, mate and prey on one another to simulate a living world. Taming this dangerous world serves as only one way Sachi can survive and thrive. A deadly smoke will also pose a unique challenge to players, who will simultaneously need to focus on it’s relation to resource management and enemy behavior.

Engaging Story line and Survival in the same package

The developers behind the game also had some praise for the community, and their initial reaction to the game’s reveal.

“We’re thrilled to announce the release date for the PC and Nintendo Switch versions of Smoke and Sacrifice,” said Tancred Dyke-Wells, Co-Founder of Solar Sail Games. He continued, “Player feedback since we revealed the game has been wonderful” and specifying that the studio has “been hard at work making this […] the most narratively ambitious survival game yet”. The co-founder also promised “a beautiful, hostile world for the player to explore alongside a deep, robust crafting system”.

However, Dyke-Wells wasn’t the only member to comment on the game’s release. Publishing Director at Curve Digital, Simon Byron stated that “Smoke and Sacrifice resonat[ed] with players since its reveal in February” and that the studio “[has] crafted an emotional and engaging experience”.

Depicted in a beautiful, hand-drawn style, Smoke and Sacrifice promises both a gorgeous world and immersive story. These are welcome additions to it’s survival core.

Smoke and Sacrifice will launch on May 31st 2018 on PC and Nintendo Switch.  It will sell for $24.99 USD with a 20% discount for its first 2 weeks of sale.  

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Cédrick studies law, but his passion lies in gaming. PC is his platform, PS4 is his bloodborne machine, Dark Souls is his true love.

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