Campo Santo, a small new game design studio out of San Francisco, yesterday announced their first title, Firewatch.
The studio is made up of ex-Double Fine, 2K Marin and Telltale Games developers, designers and writers — including Sean Vanaman and Jake Rodkin of The Walking Dead. Firewatch is described as a “single-player first-person exploration video game” in which you — as Henry — explore the Wyoming wilderness as a fire watcher. Your only human contact to the outside world is John Atlas Delilah, through a small hand radio.
Campo Santo goes on to state that “when something strange draws you out of your lookout tower and into the world, you’ll explore a wild and unknown environment, facing questions and making interpersonal choices that can build or destroy the only meaningful relationship you have”.
Given the credentials of the team which includes famed artist Olly Moss and designer Nels Anderson (who previously worked on Mark of the Ninja), there are enough reasons to get excited in spite of the scant details. Firewatch will be available on PC, Mac and Linux sometime in 2015.