Experience Sachi’s adventure with a 20% launch discount for the first two weeks of sale
London-based independent studio, Solar Sail Games, and award-winning publisher, Curve Digital have released their stunning new survival RPG, Smoke and Sacrifice, on PC (Windows) and Nintendo Switch for $24.99 / €24.99 / £19.99, with a 20% discount for its first 2 weeks of sale. PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions will follow later in 2018.
In a hand-painted, darkly fantastical setting where grotesque creatures roam and harsh customs rule, players assume the role of Sachi, a young mother on a quest to discover the fate of her child, who has been sacrificed to the Sun tree – the only source of light in a world with a dead sun. Journeying to a shadowy realm in search of her kin, Sachi will encounter other wayward souls, each with their own story to tell.
“Smoke and Sacrifice is one of our flagship releases for 2018 – one that we hope will really resonate with players,” said Simon Byron, Publishing Director at Curve Digital. “Not only does it have a large amount of gameplay depth and offer players a lengthy survival-RPG experience, it also tells a touching tale about the unlimited strength of a mother’s love.”
Taking cues from modern survival classics, Smoke and Sacrifice evolves the genre with its deeply personal story and fully functional ecosystem. Creatures will forage, breed and prey on one another in the game’s living, breathing world. Players must trap creatures, bait beasts, train animal companions, and disguise themselves in order to survive. It’s only by fighting, crafting, exploring, and outwitting this harsh wilderness that you’ll uncover the fate of your child and the mystery behind your village’s sacrifices.
“We are immensely proud to be launching our debut title, Smoke and Sacrifice, today.” said Neil Millstone, co-founder of Solar Sail Games. “Creating a game with this number of interlocking systems and mechanics has been an amazing challenge; we can’t wait to see how players make this world their own.”
For more on Smoke and Sacrifice‘s world and mechanics, Solar Sail Games recently revealed a Behind-the-Scenes video, detailing many of the ways players can interact with the game’s dynamic ecosystem.
What Critics Are Saying:
“Most crafting and survival games can’t hope to ever be as interesting as Smoke and Sacrifice.” – Paste Magazine
“One of the strongest survival offerings I’ve played yet.” – Trusted Reviews
“We’re not sure what the developer sacrificed to get its hands on this magic formula but the end result is a game that feels very special indeed.” – GamesMaster Magazine
“Gorgeously offbeat.” – PC Gamer
“A twisted, intriguing tale with world-building that wouldn’t be out of place in a belter of a high fantasy novel.” – GamesRadar+
“I felt like I was making my way through an elaborate fantasy book come to life” –Nintendojo
About Solar Sail Games
Solar Sail Games is an independent game development nanostudio based in East London. Formed by senior industry veterans Tancred Dyke-Wells and Neil Millstone, it aims to make original video games that have depth and resonance.
Learn more at http://solarsailgames.com
About Curve Digital
Curve Digital is one of the world’s leading publishers of games on PC and consoles. Since 2013, the company has been working with some of the world’s best game developers to help bring their games – from indie hits like Dear Esther to the likes of the million-selling Human: Fall Flat – to the broadest possible audiences all over the world. In 2017 Curve Digital was recognised by the celebrated Develop Industry Excellence Awards as ‘Publishing Hero’ and in 2018 was crowned the ‘Indie Games Publisher of the Year’ at the MCV Awards. Most recently, Curve Digital has been shortlisted for the ‘Publishing Hero’ at the 2018 Develop Industry Excellence Award