Six Ages, a spiritual successor to "unique storygame" King of Dragon Pass, launches for iOS devices June 28th.
News of the game's release date was confirmed via a tweet posted on the official Six Ages Twitter account. The tweet was immediately followed by one stating that the developer is "still working on other platforms". Six Ages: Ride Like The Wind, to give it its full title, won't be available for anything else for a little while, it seems.
The official website for Six Ages describes the game as "combin[ing] interactive fiction and turn-based strategy", in much the same way as King of Dragon Pass did. Players will take control of a small clan, whose survival "depends on its relations with the warring gods and their followers". Gameplay takes the form of "improving pastures, exploration, trading with your neighbors, and raiding", among other things. Much like King of Dragon Pass, the player is able to make choices which will affect the story and the way in which the story changes may not become apparent for several in-game decades.
News of the game's release date was accompanied by a trailer, uploaded to the official A Sharp YouTube account. You can check that trailer out here:
The trailer demonstrates the game's distinctive art style, as well as its text-based, choice-centered gameplay. Obviously, Six Ages looks pretty reminiscent of King of Dragon Pass, so if you've got a hankering for that game's unique feel but you've already exhausted the original, Six Ages looks like it's for you.
Six Ages: Ride Like The Wind is being developed by A Sharp, the same team behind the original King of Dragon Pass. The game will be available to pre-order on iOS devices on June 21st, with a full release coming a week later. A version for "other platforms" is still in the works, although it's not entirely clear which platforms those might be. It's safe to assume there will be a PC version, although whether an Android version is coming is up in the air right now. Stay tuned for more news on this one.
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