Dear Villagers has picked up publishing for Fort Solis, the new sci-fi thriller from co-developers Black Drakkar Games and Fallen Leaf.
The new publisher was confirmed alongside the game setting a summer 2023 release for Windows PC (via Steam).
“We’re all fans of hard sci-fi and horror, so with Fort Solis we wanted to create a tense, classic sci-fi tale that players are free to piece together at their own pace,” said James Tinsdale, Game Director at Fallen Leaf. “To us immersion was the key factor here, and we’re very proud of all the work our team and our collaborators have done in bringing Fort Solis to life. It’s such a fully realized, lived in place, and we’re thrilled for everyone to discover it when it launches later this year.”
“Dear Villagers seeks to bring people new and engaging experiences, and Fort Solis is exactly that,” said Guillaume Jamet, Head of Publishing for Dear Villagers. “We’re so happy to have partnered with Fallen Leaf, as the game offers such a unique mix of narrative-driven adventure, open-ended exploration, immersive sim interaction, and chilling, ominous atmosphere. We love its vision, and are confident you will too!”
Here’s a rundown on the previously announced game:
Fort Solis is a single player third person thriller set on the far side of Mars. Engineer Jack Leary responds to a routine alarm. Upon arriving at a dormant Fort Solis he becomes unnerved by the lack of any staff at the base. As the night grows longer events begin to unravel and spiral out of control. The mystery of what Fort Solis was created for starts to appear along with its crew. Can Jack escape with what he has discovered and more importantly, his life?
- Key Sequences – Huge narrative moments that are fully playable with multiple outcomes. Each containing actions that have story-changing consequences.
- Immersive Storytelling – High fidelity world aiming to be as immersive and captivating as the performances of our cast.
- Explore Fort Solis – One large base location encompassing over 9 individual structures, all containing surface and sub-surface levels. Players can play on the surface of Mars or simply progress by remaining below the surface. The choice is theirs!