Daedalic Entertainment released information about the new title - Aer. The German developer have made highly praised point-and-click games such as Edna & Harvey: The Breakout and the Deponia series. They've joined forces with the Swedish developers Forgotten Key. From their About page, "Forgotten Key is a Swedish independent game studio founded in Karlshamn in the midst of 2011 by four students of Blekinge Institute of Technology. At Forgotten Key we strive to give our players atmospheric experiences with distinctive and quirky adventures.
Today the team consists of five ambitious individuals making atmospheric games. We seek to experiment with video games in a way that gives our players an experience bigger than the entertainment that the mechanics provide. We respect our players and want to create artistic and innovative video games that touch, inspire and stay with them."
Forgotten Key is a relative newcomer to the developer scene, but they have made a game called "The Shine of a Star," which is available to download for free. Despite being relatively unheard of - Forgotten Key showcases the praise it's garnered, such as winning the Game Concept Challenge 2013 for the concept of their next project Aer.
From Daedalic's announcement, "AER puts players in the shoes of Auk, a pilgrim girl, to explore an unbelievable open world beneath her feet and wings. Wings? Yes, indeed! Auk has a rare gift: She can turn into a bird and is one of the few people who can reach even the most remote places in her homeland of flying islands, in search for the 'Memories of the Past.' On her journey she encounters other shape shifters, visits the ruins of the old gods and has to face dark creatures to revive the world of AER from menacing shadows."
The game in question looks brilliant, despite still being under development. But looking pretty isn't always going to lead to a great game. What do you guys think about the trailer? What are your expectations for the game? Anything bugging you? Had a bad day? Tell us in the comments below!
Aer releases on Playstation 4, Xbox One, PC, Mac, and Linux in 2016.
Disclaimer: this author is a total Daedalic fanboy.