The Pathless, games as art – Still Brewing
What Do We Know So Far?
Who are behind The Pathless?
The Pathless, is a game developed by Giant Squid. The same team that developed the gorgeous experience of ABZU. However, publishing duties for The Pathless will fall to Annapurna Games rather than 505 Games the team that published ABZU.
What kind of game will it be?
Much like ABZU, The Pathless is set to be an explorative adventure game. Unlike ABZU which was set in the ocean, The Pathless will be set in a forest. Rather than fish, whales and other aquatic creatures, The Pathless looks to be including a combination of both real animals and mythical beasts. So far from the key artwork and trailers, there will be a host of simply breathtaking visuals.
Where will we find it?
The game is scheduled for release on PC and console. It will be an Epic Store Exclusive. No Steam page exists for the game, which means it will likely be EGS only. While ABZU was released on Steam, it was prior to the Epic Games Store existing.
Both Flower and Journey released by publishers Annapurna were Playstation exclusives, and it seems The Pathless may follow suit. However, Giant Squid’s previous title ABZU saw release for all major consoles. And various Annapurna games have seen Xbox and Switch releases as well so there may yet be hope.
When can we get it?
Currently, the only release information is 2019, as we rapidly approach the end of the year the lack of new information is worrying. But, whenever the game sees release it will surely be an experience to savor much like ABZU was. Check back for more information with our indie game news coverage.
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The Pathless is about the relationship between a hunter and an eagle as they explore a forest full of cursed beasts. The game is an extension of the visually stunning philosophical experience of ABZU. However, The Pathless will see more standard gameplay elements woven into the experience. Key among these will be archery. The hunter is able to use their bow and arrow to attacks targets and even take down the massive beasts that roam the lands.
There is a planned puzzle element to the game as well. Likely the bow and arrow will play a big part in this aspect too. Beyond the addition of more traditional gameplay, it looks like Giant Squid will be doubling down on the elements that made ABZU such a pleasing experience. The art style and graphics on display are simply magnificent. In addition to the music that plays in the trailer which is highly reminiscent of the dynamic music utilized to great effect in ABZU. Whether you were a fan of ABZU or it slipped below your radar, The Pathless is looking to be a stunning experience to look forward to.
We here at Sip Read Repeat hope to bring you a full review when we can. Check back later and keep gaming and drinking (coffee).
The Pathless Links
Developer Website: https://giantsquidstudios.com/
Epic Games Store: https://www.epicgames.com/store/en-US/product/the-pathless/home
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