Thunder Lotus Announces Spiritfarer, a Cozy Management Game About Dying

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Montreal, Canada – June 9, 2019 – Creators of unique hand-drawn indie games Thunder Lotus® have announced their third production: Spiritfarer. Revealing the game during today’s Xbox E3 Briefing, Thunder Lotus describes Spiritfarer as a “cozy management game about dying”, underscoring the developer’s aim to deliver an experience that is both entertaining and emotionally moving. Spiritfarer is scheduled for release in 2020 with Xbox Game Pass for PC and Console, Xbox One, Windows PC, PlayStation®4, and Nintendo Switch™.

The Spiritfarer Announcement Trailer can be viewed here: 

In Spiritfarer, you play Stella, ferrymaster to the deceased. Build a boat to explore the world, then befriend and care for spirits before finally releasing them into the afterlife. Farm, mine, fish, harvest, cook, and craft your way across mystical seas. Join the adventure as Daffodil the cat, in two-player cooperative play. Spend relaxing quality time with your spirit passengers, create lasting memories, and, ultimately, learn how to say goodbye to your cherished friends.

Thunder Lotus’ previous productions, Jotun (2015) and Sundered (2017) earned high praise from press and players alike for their gorgeous visuals and challenging gameplay. Eager to explore other game genres and to tackle more mature themes and a richer narrative framework, Thunder Lotus brought on AAA-veteran Creative Director Nicolas Guérin to helm Spiritfarer. Guérin’s infectious passion for the project has proven to be a great motivational force for the development team.

“As soon as I heard the initial idea, it became clear to me that Thunder Lotus was where I belonged” said Guérin in a prepared statement. “It was as if it finally made sense, as if games could really be what I always thought they had to be. And this one would be just that. A game that matters, an experience that means something and has a purpose.”

About Spiritfarer

Spiritfarer is a cozy management game about dying. You play Stella, ferrymaster to the deceased, a Spiritfarer. Build a boat to explore the world, then befriend and care for spirits before finally releasing them into the afterlife. Farm, mine, fish, harvest, cook, and craft your way across mystical seas. Join the adventure as Daffodil the cat, in two-player cooperative play. Spend relaxing quality time with your spirit passengers, create lasting memories, and, ultimately, learn how to say goodbye to your cherished friends. What will you leave behind?

Spiritfarer will be released in 2020 on the following platforms: with Xbox Game Pass for PC and Console, Xbox One, Windows PC, PlayStation®4, Nintendo Switch™, Mac and Linux.

About Thunder Lotus®

Thunder Lotus® is a maker of beautifully powerful video games. A passionate collective of AAA, indie, and mobile expats with over 40 years of combined industry experience and 20+ shipped titles, Thunder Lotus aspires to distill its visionary original IP’s into captivating interactive experiences that the team itself would love to play. Founded in 2014, Thunder Lotus recently entered its fifth year in the industry with significant momentum and ambition.

Founder Will Dubé and friends brought the hand-drawn action-exploration game Jotun to Kickstarter in July 2014. Jotun and the expanded Jotun: Valhalla Edition released to wide acclaim on all major systems from 2015 to 2018. Thunder Lotus’ sophomore creation, Sundered was initially released in 2017, and saw the release of the expanded Sundered: Eldritch Edition in 2018. Thunder Lotus’ third production, titled Spiritfarer, is scheduled for release with Xbox Game Pass for PC and Console, Xbox One, Windows PC, PlayStation®4, Nintendo Switch™, Mac and Linux in 2020.

Links

Spiritfarer official website: https://thunderlotusgames.com/spiritfarer/

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