There’s something special about wolves that I can’t quite put my finger on. I’m not the only one who sees the creatures potential as Okami and Twilight Princess let you play as the swift and beautiful creatures too. Lost Ember is an upcoming title that wants to join this conversation.
In Lost Ember, you uncover the secrets of a fallen civilisation as a wolf searching for its place in the world. You will use your ability to take possession of every animal you encounter to you in finding your way to Machu Kila – the city that shall reveal all.
The gameplay focuses on experiencing the world and the story from diverse and fascinating perspectives. Each animal offers new possibilities and opportunities for breathtaking moments. Dive into deep waters as a fish, fly at lofty heights as a bird, dig deep underground as a mole or even climb steep cliffs as a mountain goat.
Developer Mooneye Studios want players to move through the fallen kingdom at their own pace without interrupting the game flow. This means no combat, difficult puzzles or deaths. Instead, Lost Ember is more of a relaxing experience.
On your journey, you are guided by a companion that used to be part of the ancient culture that witnessed the fall of the world. As the last soul of the old civilisation, he wandered the world for an eternity, searching for someone who could help him on his quest. His ability to show you his memories – the echoes of the past – lets you relive what he’s been through. The memories can be unveiled at different places throughout the world. Through these memories, you will uncover your destiny.
Mooneye Studios are currently campaigning via Kickstarter. Lost Ember is already well into development, the funding will help them reach their goals much quicker. They are seeking €100,000 to make it happen. A €20 will secure you a copy for PC, PS4 or Xbox One. Additional playable animals will be offered as stretch goals.
Lost Ember will also be compatible with the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive. Mooneye are still unsure if PlayStation VR will be supported.
Lost Ember is set to release March 2018. You can back the Kickstarter here.
Michael Vane is a freelance journalist and co-editor of PN2. He’s on Twitter @DrVane