Hello Games, the developers behind No Man’s Sky, has unveiled a new game that they have been working on titled ‘The Last Campfire’. This is the first game that Hello Games has worked on since the rocky release of No Man’s Sky.
According to Hello Games, the game was brought to fruition by just two developers – Steven Burgess and Chris Symonds. Steven was the lead designer over at Frontier Developments and Chris was the lead artist, and both of them played a part in bringing the much loved Wii adventure game LostWinds to life.
Hello Games didn’t reveal too much about the game other than saying that The Last Campfire tells the story of “a lost Ember trapped in a puzzling place, searching for meaning and a way home”. There is a trailer however, which shows off beautiful graphics and what could potentially be a great story (the music is great too):
After watching the trailer you’ll notice some similarities with other games such as LostWinds or The Witness, and Hello Games isn’t afraid to admit this, saying that The Last Campfire is “influenced by many games with a strong but personal artistic vision” but noting that it “is very much its own title”.
Obviously, compared to No Man’s Sky this is a much smaller project for Hello Games, and they have acknowledged this fact by describing it as a Hello Games Short: “Like Pixar shorts it’s a way to foster creativity and new voices in the studio” they went on to explain that they “started by making Joe Danger, before No Man’s Sky, and we want to pay forward our success to give others the opportunity to do the same.”.
At present there isn’t a release date yet and we’re not sure exactly what platforms the game will be on, other than PC of course, which was given away by the games Steam page. From what we’ve seen of the game so far it looks like it would make a great Switch game, so hopefully they think the same, though they might see how the game performs on the PC before releasing a console version.