Eidolon Makes Post-Human America Look Good
Just because surviving our future apocalyptic world will be tough doesn’t mean it can’t be beautiful. Ice Water Games’ new project, Eidolon, is about surviving the now desolate American wilderness and uncovering what happened to the civilization that once exited there on both a personal and historical level. As you can see from the video above, the game trades the familiar bleak, grey motif of life after humans for the colorful landscape of Western Washington.
Eidolon will task players with exploring the environment and uncovering the memories of those who lived before the fall of civilization. Surviving long enough to understand what happened to our now-dead culture will require you to craft materials and assuage some of the most basic of human necessities: hunger, rest, temperature, and more. Ice Water Games describe Eidolon as “a game about history, curiosity, interconnectedness, and the slow and inevitable beauty of life.”
Eidolon is slated to release for both PC and MAC in 2014. If you’re feeling generous, you can give the developers a hand on Steam Greenlight.