For almost two weeks, this screenshot and several others popped up in my RSS reader every morning without me having the slightest clue what it was. I couldn’t remember which game it was from, and I didn’t particularly care. The sun glowing over those hard-edged, untextured mountains made me happy. Every morning I’d open the blog post, admire and reflect on the screenshots a little, then mark it unread to enjoy again tomorrow. After a fortnight of blathering about those mountains in the RPS staffroom, today I was nudged into posting them (only partially to shut me up).
I was anxious about looking into them more because games often work better as ideas, things to turn over and dream about in our heads. I didn’t want to ruin the illusion. Luckily, the game they’re from, Into this Wylde Abyss, sounds splendid. It’s a short first-person game described as being “about struggling to survive on a freezing island and what happens in your final hours.”