Let’s say you’ve got a great new game and you’ve got the skills to turn it into a polished, professional product. What do you do next? Well, you really have only two options: you can submit it to existing publishers or publish it yourself. For Hidden Path Entertainment, they chose to do the ladder.
Not only self-publishing Defense Grid 2, the independent developer Hidden Path Entertainment is pleased to announce it is also self-publishing its second title, Windborne.
Michael Austin shares his enthusiasm for Windborne, “I don’t think I’ve ever been so giddy working on a project. I find myself just grinning at the screen instead of actually working on the game, wandering around the world watching our creatures or exploring the cool things that the procedural system made.”
Have we heard enough about dragons? NO! I mean who can get enough of dragons! In Windborne, you can breed your own dragonlings to unlock special abilities, including the ability to fly. Also, players can explore vibrant worlds filled with secrets to unlock and treasures to find, craft personalized and innovative artifacts as well as befriend intriguing Jin to help build a new civilization.
With such a diverse title, Windborne is taking the company into a new genre and brings social sandbox creation games to the next level. Hidden Path’s, Michael Austin, Chief Technology Officer gives more detail, “Our vision with Windborne is both simple and enormously complex at the same time. We want to make a Miyazaki-style Disneyland of creative sandbox worlds – an infinite number of dense, exciting islands to explore with your friends full of high adventure, where it’s up to you to decide what to do. I hope you’ll join us in Steam Early Access later this year!”
Gamers will be able to get their hands on the game at this year’s PAX Prime in Seattle, WA. Be sure to come by booth #3330 August 30 – September 2, 2013 and explore Windborne. Steam’s Early Access is set for the end of 2013 with the full version set to release in the first half of 2014.
Will you seek out the clues and artifacts of the ancients, or just loot passing islands for minerals and rare plants? If it was me, I’d probably let my ADHD set in and try to do it all – at the same time! Bring your friends along while you play and share your creations with the world. Where will the wind take you?