Indie developer Campo Santo has released the first trailer for its debut game, Firewatch, during its PAX 2014 panel.
As you can see in the video above, Firewatch is a first-person game that follows Henry, who explores the Wyoming wilderness after taking a summer job as a fire lookout. Events are sent in motion as Henry learns that a forest fire might be headed in his direction.
Details are still scarce, but Campo Santo previously said that your only human connection is over a handheld radio, which you’ll use to speak with your supervisor, Delilah, about the things you’re both experiencing.
Campo Santo’s small team has an impressive background in the games industry. Jake Rodkin, a designer and Campo Santo’s creative director, was previously at Telltale, where he worked on The Walking Dead, Puzzle Agent, Tales of Monkey Island, and Sam & Max. Other Campo Santo members previously worked at Klei, Double Fine, 2K Marin, and Maxis.
Firewatch will be published by Panic Inc., on PC, Mac, and Linux. Campo Santo said it would “love for it to come out in 2015.”
|Emanuel Maiberg is a freelance writer. You can follow him on Twitter @emanuelmaiberg.|