Year Walk is now just a couple of weeks away from release on the Wii U eShop, with developer Simogo teaming up with Dakko Dakko to produce a definitive version of the game. As was explained to us in an interview with both studios recently, the "GamePad becomes the link between the player and the game".
It's a title driven by puzzles, Swedish fairy tales and lore, as Simogo's Simon Flesser explained to us.
Year Walk is an adventure filled with puzzles and riddles, which takes place in the forest of later 19th century Sweden. It's a story about a person who decides to "year walk", which is a long forgotten tradition which involved walking out starved at midnight during certain nights, such as New Year's Eve, to be able to see the future. Depending on what creatures you met, and what sights you had, you would be able to tell what would happen in the coming year. It's an atmospheric game filled with puzzles and riddles.
A key part of the experience is learning about the creatures and tales you encounter in accompanying details, but there's another way to catch up on some of these stories ahead of time. The Year Walk Bedtime Stories for Awful Children eBook contains five tales that serve as somewhat disturbing reflections on morality and children paying for their ill deeds. It's beautifully presented with some terrific illustrations, and these fables sure have an impact.
It's refreshing to see game developers and creators immerse themselves and take their projects further - check out the free eBook at the link below and let us know what you think, though stay away if you have a sensitive nature!