Indie developer Hollow Tree Games announced today that their first person exploration game, Shape of the World, will be coming out later this year, and will be available on the Nintendo Switch, in addition to its originally planned releases on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One later this year. Set inside a rich and colorful world which grows around you and reacts to your presence, players are encouraged to travel at their own pace through a relaxing and psychedelically colorful ecosystem of flourishing flora, rambling waterfalls, burgeoning mountains, glowing monoliths and graceful creatures. The player’s presence is the driving force behind this procedurally populated environment, providing a relaxing escape as you wander through dream-like forests, aquatic caves and peaceful shores. You can learn more at the Shape of the World website, or add it to your wishlist in the Steam Store.
Game features include:
- Laid-back, relaxing exploration: No ticking clock or perils laying in wait will prevent you from enjoying your journey
- An organic and mysterious ecosystem to play with: Interacting with graceful animals, ephemeral flora, and intriguing monoliths alter the world in vibrant and unexpected ways
- Procedural population: The forest only materializes around you when you get close, regrowing in a new way each time you pass. What will you find when you retrace your steps?
- A dynamic soundtrack that responds to the player’s travels: The audio shifts along with the visuals, providing an enveloping aural and immersive experience.