Posts Tagged ‘Echo Of The Wilds’

Wot I Think: Echo Of The Wilds

By Adam Smith on March 24th, 2014.

that is not a carved stone with googly eyes

Echo Of The Wilds is a mysterious game that initially appears to be both a retro-pixel arthouse tenant and a crafting/survival sim. If that were the sum total of its being, Anthony Case could lay claim to have created an accurate container for indie gaming’s most popular current trends. Heck, the difficulty level is high and there’s enough randomisation to claim roguelike tendencies are in play so we could go for a full house. There are even elements of the mighty Going For A Walk genre but what is it really and wot do I think of it all?

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Echo Of The Wilds Out Now, Demo Available

By Graham Smith on March 24th, 2014.

I would like a survival game where the challenge is to remain vegetarian.

Echo of the Wilds is a “puzzly narrativy adventure”, in which your shirtless protagonist stumbles around in the woods, eating berries, fishing for food, maybe talking with ghosts, and experiencing some sort of spiritual journey. If this is what desperate survival is really like, then I think it’s time I left civilization behind, because this all looks lovely. There’s a trailer below and even a demo you can play right now

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Call Me Anytime: Echo Of The Wilds

By Adam Smith on March 19th, 2014.

WHAT IS THAT SHAPE IN THE BOTTOM LEFT CORNER? THIS GAME IS NOT AS TRANQUIL AS YOU THOUGHT

I was less than thirty seconds into the trailer for Echo Of The Wilds when a quivering sense of outrage overcame me. The scenes in the trailer alternate between mysterious, peaceful, beautiful and spooky, and it was the combination of these things gathered together that caused me to flip the desk over, bellow an obscenity and snap a pencil in two.

The source of my fury was obvious – why the hell has nobody told me about Echo Of The Wilds before now? I was sure that a search of the archives would reveal that John or Graham had already have nodded in its direction approvingly. Not so. Well, take a bloody good look because it’s a gorgeous and mysterious wilderness survival adventure and it’s OUT NOW WITH A DEMO AND EVERYTHING, FER CRYIN’ OUT LOUD.

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