Physical editions include a 96-page digital artbook, soundtrack and more
Sydney, Australia – 9th August 2021: The critically acclaimed cozy management game about dying, Spiritfarer is now available for the first time in physical editions at Australian retailers for PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch.
To celebrate the news, a new trailer featuring the physical editions can be seen below:
The physical edition of Spiritfarer from iam8bit and Thunder Lotus Games, with distribution by Skybound Games, features a 96-page digital art book, six collectible postcards and sticker stamp sets highlighting exotic locations from the game and a digital download of the game’s soundtrack, composed by Max LL.
Spiritfarer is a cozy indie management sim about dying where players take the role of Stella, ferry master to the deceased, as she befriends and cares for spirits on their way to the afterlife. Throughout the year, free downloadable content is being added to Spiritfarer. Following the Lily update in the Spring, the upcoming Beverly update will include a new spirit, new boat buildings, collectibles and recipes, as well as a variety of quality of life improvements. The third and final Jackie & Daria update will follow later this fall. Owners of physical versions of Spiritfarer will be able to download the updates digitally.
Spiritfarer is a multi-category winner at the Canadian Game Awards, and has been nominated for multiple categories across The Game Awards 2020, the 2021 BAFTA Game Awards, the 24th Annual D.I.C.E. Awards, the 2021 Independent Games Festival Awards and the Hugo and Nebula Awards.
Founded in 2005 and celebrating its 15-year anniversary, iam8bit is a creative production emporium that has quietly redefined the entertainment industry, time and time again. Collaborating with a plethora of partners and narrative-busting IPs, iam8bit punctuates the importance of engaging with fans directly. By creating the video game industry’s very first community events, the company injected the idea of experiential immersion into game and film marketing (back when it was simply known as “theatre”). iam8bit also played a crucial role in the vinyl renaissance, minting its first record in 2010. The company is based in Los Angeles and co-owned by Jon M. Gibson and Amanda White. Visit iam8bit.com or follow @iam8bit on Instagram or Twitter.
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 IPs into captivating interactive experiences that the team itself would love to play. Founded in 2014, Thunder Lotus recently entered its sixth 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, the award-winning Spiritfarer, has sold over 500,000 copies worldwide and is available now on Xbox Game Pass, Xbox One, PlayStation®4, Nintendo Switch™, Steam, Epic Games Store, GOG, and Stadia.
About Skybound Games
Skybound Games is a division of Skybound Entertainment with the capabilities to produce, develop, and license video games. The team works closely with creators to expand their unique and exceptional IP to new platforms. The Skybound Games slate houses everything from indie projects to high-budget franchise titles, with recent games including Telltale’s The Walking Dead, Before Your Eyes and The Big Con.