We covered Seasons After Fall [official site] quite some time ago, but in case you missed out, it’s a pretty little platformer where you guide a fox on a spiritual journey through the seasons, and it came out on Friday.
The fox has the power to manipulate the seasons, and you’ll need to use that ability to, say, grow trees or freeze waterfalls. Your ever-changing environment has an impact on how you’ll navigate your surroundings. Have a look:
But what has you leaping from toad stool to toad stool, branch to branch? Well, something’s gone a bit wonky in your forest home, and fox must commune with some sleepy guardians to gain their abilities and solve the mystery. Each guardian represents one of the seasons, but all are united by a sacred ritual of unknown intent. We don’t really know if the guardians are good, bad, or something in between, suggesting there’s some sort of moral element you’ll have to sort out as you play.
I love atmospheric little games like this. Seasons After Fall’s hand-painted style is used to great effect in the ever-changing seasonal transitions, and it’ll be interesting to see how this mechanic is put to use as you maneuver your little fox friend through the world. If you’d like to give it a try, you can pick up Seasons After Fall on Steam for £11.99/€14.99/$14.99.