Curve Digital has been earning a burgeoning reputation as a publisher of interesting indie games with the likes of Thomas Was Alone
, Human Fall Flat
. Their latest title is Solar Sail Games' Smoke And Sacrifice
, a survival-focused narrative-driven RPG that aims to deal with a subject not often discussed in video games, motherhood.
The most striking part of those screenshots is the game's rather lovely hand-painted art style. This style is purposely at odds with a brutal story in which protagonist Sachi has to not only battle against a variety of antagonists, but potentially against the world itself that poses its own threats, including the deadly titular smoke. The game's reveal trailer shows how the story presumably starts with Sachi offering her son to the "light" as part of a ritual — that'll be the sacrifice part of the title then — before showing various snippets of gameplay. Check it out below.
Smoke and Sacrifice
is scheduled to come to Xbox One this year.