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ESDigital Games to Publish Parity Games’ Action Adventure Title Island of Winds 

Journey to an astonishing world inspired by 17th-century Icelandic nature, folklore and history. 

Limassol, Cyprus – 23rd April 2024. Publisher ESDigital Games is thrilled to announce a new partnership with developer Parity Games to publish their awe-inspiring, debut action-adventure title Island of Winds for PC and consoles in late 2025. 

Island of Winds is an action-adventure game set in the awe-inspiring environment of fantastical 17th century Iceland. Drawing inspiration from nature, folklore, and history, 

the game revolves around the protagonist Brynhildur, the Balance Keeper, who must embark on a journey of discovery when her homestead is attacked and her mentor abducted. Join Brynhildur on her odyssey and be immersed in a rich story filled with extensive lore and intriguing puzzles as well as legendary creatures, spellcasting and a special focus on empathy encounters. 

“We were immediately drawn to the breathtaking world of Island of Winds and the deep narrative Parity Games were creating,” said Oleg Kudisov, Managing Director at ESDigital Games. “We have a deep belief in delivering diverse gaming experiences to our fans and with Island of Winds we have found a gaming gem, and we are excited to be partnering with the talented and dedicated team at Parity Games.”

Watch the announcement trailer for Island of Winds below: 

ESDigital Games is also thrilled to announce that Island of Winds will be playable at the upcoming WASD Live event in London from 25 – 27 April on the Games London stand (T2). Fans attending will be among the first to get some hands-on time with this stunning action adventure and watch an exclusive developer walkthrough filmed especially for the event. 

Features of Island of Winds

  • Explore otherworldly and enchanting landscapes – Discover the different areas of Island of Winds: From seashores and icy paths, to lagoons and highland trails, you will be immersed in a magical and mysterious landscape inspired by diverse Icelandic nature. Explore every nook and cranny of the island to uncover hidden secrets and stories about the island.
  • Meet mythical beings – In this world, you will encounter mythical and magical beasts inspired by Icelandic folklore. Find out what is plaguing the creatures of the island and help them find peace.
  • Cast spells and solve puzzles – Wielding the staff of balance, you will be able to cast spells to help creatures and calm hostile adversaries.
  • An emotional journeyIsland of Winds explores themes of self-doubt, violence, regret, and empathy. Experience Brynhildur’s emotional journey as she sets off in search of her missing mentor and clan. In order to save her home, she must fully utilize her magical abilities and restore balance to her fractured world. The Island’s secrets, as well as Brynhildur’s own complicated past, will slowly be revealed.
  • Icelandic folklore setting – Set in a fantastical version of 17th century Iceland, Island of Winds is heavily inspired by Icelandic folklore and mythology. Experience intriguing and dangerous encounters with creatures, ghosts and other inhabitants of the island.

Island of Winds is developed by Parity Games and published by ESDigital games and will be launching for PC and consoles in late 2025. Fans can Wishlist the game on Steam now. 

Follow Island of Winds’ development journey on the official game website https://islandofwinds.com/


About Parity Games

Island of Winds is the debut title from Parity Games (a.k.a Parity Creative House), a female-led Icelandic studio founded in 2017 by industry veterans from renowned developers CCP Games and RVX. Parity was established to shape the future of games through a diverse range of people and ideas, bringing visions to life with more variety and parity than ever before. This ethos is woven into Island of Winds as its tale has Brynhildur explore themes such as belonging, self-doubt, and regret through its character interactions, story quests and environmental storytelling.

About ESDigital Games

ESDigital Games is a global video games publishing company specializing in premium indie and mid-core games for both PC as well as consoles. ESDigital Games portfolio includes the 80s-themed point-and-click adventure Unusual Findings, the tactical card combat game Deck of Ashes, the Early Access release of roguelike action RPG Scholar of the Arcane Arts and the release of the action beat ‘em up 9 Monkeys of Shaolin. Their upcoming releases include twin-stick shooter REMEDIUM, RTS tower defense and match-3 mechanics title Cats on Duty, 3D action RPG game Awaken – Astral Blade, complex alchemy RPG Battlejuice Alchemist, and the story-driven sci-fi adventure Sky of Tides as well as new unannounced titles in development.