Firewatch Developers Are Making A Game About Exploring Egypt

Firewatch Developers Are Making A Game About Exploring Egypt

Campo Santo, the minds behind Firewatch, are working on a first-person game that appears to take place in Egypt, based on a trailer that premiered tonight during The Game Awards. Called In The Valley of the Gods, the game is slated to drop in 2019.

Here’s the description:

In the Valley of Gods is a sprawling narrative experience in remote, 1920’s Egypt. You are Rashida, a disgraced former explorer and filmmaker given one last shot at the adventurous life you desperately miss. Somewhere, beyond the endless miles of dunes, ruins, and tombs lies an incredible archaeological discovery — but it can’t be found without the help of Zora, the former partner you vowed never to work with again.

And the trailer:


  • This looks like it has the potential to be something a bit special. Fingers tentatively crossed.

    And Zora’s hair is amazing, it looks so damn good.

  • I have a feeling the games going to be awful. Firewatch was one of the worst games I’ve played in recent memory, it was a buggy broken mess that I promptly refunded. Having watched the rest of the game online I can earnestly say that firewatch features some of the worst writing in any digital medium (Outside of life is strange)that I’ve had the displeasure of encountering in the last couple of years. While I don’t dispute that the trailer is impressive (The animation is stellar) I highly doubt that campo santo has the resources to pull off a game with this much visual fidelity.

  • I like that I could tell that this was a Camp Santo production from the animation, direction and camera motion alone. Strong style, I’m glad they’re refining it further.

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