Wholesome adventure game Fireside announced for Switch
Posted on November 28, 2023 by Brian(@NE_Brian) in News, Switch eShop
Today, publisher Nordcurrent Labs and developer Emergo Entertainment announced Fireside as their new project. It will be available for Switch sometime in 2024.
Fireside is a wholesome adventure game in which players will go on a non-combative journey through the great outdoors. For more information about it, check out the following overview:
In Fireside, immerse yourself in a magical world, where the captivating narrative unfolds through a whimsical hiking adventure. As players traverse the enchanting landscapes, they will encounter a diverse cast of fellow travelers during nightly campfires. These cozy evenings at the crackling Fireside serve as the main point for nonviolent gameplay, featuring trading, cooking, and dialogue choices that generate “soul energy” – a magical currency for upgrading the player’s home. These gatherings form the heart of Fireside’s enchantment, fostering a profound sense of fellowship and connection between characters.
- Campfire Conversations: Gather around the campfire with friends and engage in meaningful, heartwarming or whimsical conversations.
- Trade and Barter System: Each character has their own wants and needs. Collect various items and trade with other travelers.
- Cooking: Explore 50+ recipes to cook at the campfire. Cook the items fellow travelers desire and trade with them.
- Home Building and Improvement: Collect materials and soul energy to enhance your home base. Invite friends to visit, turning your space into a hub for shared experiences.
- Helping Hand Philosophy: Emphasizes compassion and empathy. Non-violent interactions contribute to the well-being of others.
- Tranquil Ambiance: Fireside provides a calming atmosphere for a break from everyday life. Enjoy nature sounds, campfire crackles, and soothing music for a peaceful experience.
Emergo Entertainment CEO Paul Redetzky said of today’s announcement: “Fireside is a wholesome adventure that tries to capture the essence of camaraderie and friendship. From the hand-drawn art style to the soothing melodies that accompany players on their non-combative journey, Fireside is more than just a game; it’s a tranquil escape into a world of compassion and empathy. We’re confident that Fireside will charm fans of the genre and anyone who appreciates wholesome and heartwarming titles.”
Nordcurrent Labs’ Andrius Mackevičius added: “We were instantly drawn to Fireside’s hand-drawn art style and evocative, wistful soundtrack. Ever since we met the team at Emergo Entertainment we had no doubt that Fireside will strongly appeal to fans of the genre as well as everyone who likes cute and cozy titles.”
Get a look at the first trailer for the game below.
The title is expected to launch digitally on the Switch eShop. Stay tuned for a final release date.