SOEDESCO has announced today that World to the West will be released May 5, 2017, for PC, PS4, and Xbox One. It is developed by Rain Games, and is their first game since Teslagrad. World to the West and is a top-down action adventure game set in the Teslagrad universe.
In World to the West, the player may control one of four characters as they explore a lush, cartoony world of jungles, frozen tundras, and ancient civilisations. The game transitions between combat and puzzle-solving. In combat, you may opt to avoid fighting enemies by tricking them or discerning a way around them. The developers promise secrets, clues and ancient powers for those willing to explore.
The four playable characters each have unique national backgrounds, personal motivations, and abilities. They are Lumina the “Teslamancer”, Miss Teri the “mind bender”, Knaus the orphan, and Lord Clonington the strong-armed aristocrat. Their storylines will interweave throughout the game.
Rain Games, founded in 2010, is an independent Norwegian developer formed by a team of local talent with diverse interests but the common goal of making “fun and challenging” games (see rain-games.com). Teslagrad, released in 2013, has sold over 1.6 million copies worldwide, and is available on PC, Xbox One, PS4, PS3, and the Wii U.