By Michael Fontanini / August 30th, 2016
Windscape is a first-person exploration game, created by Dennis Witte. The creator himself is a huge admirer of games like The Legend of Zelda, Secret of Mana, and Golden Axe Warrior (among many others). Dennis’ goal with Windscape is to bring you a modern version of both the spirit and flow of the classics in the genre. At the same time, Windscape strives to create a fresh blend of genres. This includes the best qualities of modern exploration, survival, and crafting games.
But the game’s vision is not yet complete, and the developer wants you, the player, to help him. That’s why Headup Games announced today that Windscape will be entering Early Access tomorrow.
Windscape takes place in Sky Harbor, a world composed of floating islands among the clouds. If you’re a Zelda fan, this may conjure memories of Skyloft, but the floating islands of Sky Harbor are much larger. You’ll step into the shoes of an adolescent girl sent by her parents to deliver goods to the local Blacksmith. This simple, seemingly insignificant errand will soon become the start of the journey of a lifetime.
You will need to fight, gather, and craft as you explore this world. Meanwhile, your feedback to the developers will help mold the game and determine how it grows and develops. You can request a Beta Key (details below) and start adventuring tomorrow, but for now here’s the trailer:
Check out the full press release below for more information:
Sent out by her parents to run an errand to deliver goods the local blacksmith in Sky Harbor, Windscape’s adolescent heroine is not aware that the journey of a lifetime has just started.
While she is taking her first steps into a world beyond her parent’s farm gates, she comes to realize that the floating islands have started to break apart and something apocalyptic is threatening her once peaceful world. On her journey ahead she (and thus you) will need to gather, craft and fight while exploring a universe in the making.
“In the making” because Dennis Witte, the creative mind behind Windscape, has chosen the path of Early Access to create this game in the most transparent and community-driven way possible. Over the next months, players will be closely tied to the development of the game.
Join in early and accompany Windscape in a manner that you have never watched a game develop by requesting a BETA key here!
Explore the realms of Windscape
Start crafting and exploring on Steam Early Access this Wednesday
Headup Games today announces the imminent Steam Early Access release of Windscape, a first-person exploration adventure set in a lovely world made up of floating islands in the sky. The game has been in development since late 2014. Dennis Witte, the creator and a huge admirer of Zelda, Secret of Mana or Golden Axe Warrior (to name a few) is striving to deliver a modern vision of the spirit and flow of the genre classics while adding the best qualities of modern exploration, crafting and survival games, resulting in a unique and fresh blend of genres.
Allow us to share the creator’s vision of his game below. Too much text? Watch the trailer (and read afterwards).
Ever since his childhood Dennis was a huge fan of Zelda games, Golden Axe Warrior, Secret of Mana and games that encourage you to explore a vivid world without time pressures and a too restrictive storyline. Over the past year and a half he was working on his vision of a modern exploration adventure, combining it with his fondness for modern crafting and sandbox games.
In Windscape you play as a young girl living on your parents’ farm, set in a lovely world made up of floating islands in the sky. As you discover the world you learn that something has gone terribly wrong – islands are breaking apart and falling from the sky! It’s up to you to discover the evil that is threatening the universe of Windscape.
As you travel the world(s) you will gather valuable resources allowing you to craft a plethora of items such as weapons, shields, potions, magical spells and much more. Some items will be just for fun while others are a necessity for your survival.
You will meet peaceful NPCs and vicious monsters on the surface of each island as well as in the dungeons and lairs you uncover along your journey. While Dennis wants the islands to work in a non-linear manner, he decided to make the dungeons more puzzle and combat driven – each with its own style and atmosphere. Windscape will feature tactical fights against larger bosses such as ghosts, ogres and dragons. Of course, there are many valuable items to loot, too.
As Dennis doesn’t want Windscape to be a stats-driven RPG, a terraforming sandbox game or a first-person action game, he is asking for your support. He is building this game for the community and hopefully with the community, so your feedback is really needed to match his vision with the high standards you, the players, demand. Because of this, we chose to enter Early Access with Windscape, hoping to make great friends and build a community which shares Dennis’ vision and aids him on his development quest…
Please find more information at windscape-game.com.
About Headup Games
We are an independent games publisher located near Cologne in Germany awarded as Best German Publisher in 2012 and 2013 by the German Developers Association. Together with our partners, we focus on the contentment of our customers and the best gameplay experience delivered at the fairest price-quality ratio. Since our foundation, we have published over 100 games, including many projects from highly talented developers that are known for their potential and creativity. Our portfolio features high-quality games such as Superhot, Super Meat Boy, The Binding of Isaac, Terraria, Limbo, The Basement Collection, Gone Home, Q.U.B.E., Frozen Synapse and many more as well as the million sellers #1 iOS hits The Inner World, Bridge Constructor and Bridge Constructor Playground. More information can be found at www.headupgames.com.
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