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Explore the beautiful Canadian wilderness in Ruth's Journey

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Ruth's Journey is an upcoming prologue for another bigger upcoming game called The Long Way Home from Nifty Llama Games. The trailer they just put out is quite mesmerising.

After sitting in an office all day long doing paperwork, your boss lets you off on a break and from here you go and explore the beauty and wonders of the Canadian wilderness in search of the famed Golden Finch. Apparently this is also to help save the company from financial ruin.

While the trailer isn't proper gameplay footage, using pre-rendered stuff it still managed to hook my attention right in and with it coming to Linux I'm pretty excited. It gave a bit of a Firewatch feel, take a look:

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What they say it will feature:

  • Experience the peace and tranquility of the forest
  • Beautiful low-poly aesthetic
  • Immersive First Person Controls
  • Capture breathtaking pictures with your camera
  • Glimpse into the history of 'The Long Way Home'
  • 15 - 30 min of Narrative driven Gameplay
  • Detailed Cinematics

You can follow it on the Steam page. I spoke to the developer today who confirmed Linux support.

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Nezchan 18 May 2020 at 1:57 pm UTC
15-30 minutes? Now there's a brief bite of a game.
scaine 18 May 2020 at 3:03 pm UTC
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It's got a very Firewatch-y vibe, at least graphically. I love a good narrative adventure, even if it's a walking sim, and this looks like it'll be much more than that. Love it. I've wishlisted and will likely buy this (the main game) when it appears.
Ehvis 19 May 2020 at 8:26 am UTC
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scaineIt's got a very Firewatch-y vibe, at least graphically. I love a good narrative adventure, even if it's a walking sim, and this looks like it'll be much more than that. Love it. I've wishlisted and will likely buy this (the main game) when it appears.

Doesn't really look like Firewatch to me actually. Firewatch was stylised but not low-poly and often breathtakingly beautiful. However, even with that, Firewatch was still carried by the dialogue. Those are pretty big shoes to fill. At least a short prologue should give us an idea of what they'll be shooting for.
Purple Library Guy 19 May 2020 at 6:59 pm UTC
I was prepared to hate the aesthetic. Like, "wonders of the Canadian wilderness" and "low-poly", give me a break. But, well, I'm still not sold on the look, but I have to admit that despite (or perhaps because of) the low-poly it somehow gave me a whiff of an Emily Carr feel. So that's pretty nuts.
Pavel 20 May 2020 at 7:58 am UTC
Very excited!
Firewatch was one of most interesting experiences in last several years.
Hope this will be an interesting story too.
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