The highly successful iOS developer Simogo is bringing one of the platform’s highlights to the PC, next year.
Year Walk will be available on Steam in early 2014 and the developer has said it’s not a straight-up port. They’re basically remaking the game. For instance, a “look-around” feature — as they put it — has been added, as well as a cryptic hints system for those that get stuck. As well as that, a map has been included, which will come in handy for many as getting lost in those Swedish woods becomes a regular thing.
Due to the fact that many of the game’s puzzles relied on numerous features of iOS devices, a lot of them have either been re-designed, or replaced with new puzzles. Co-founder Simon Flesser explained this further in their blog post:
“…redesigning puzzles not only means that we’ve changed the way you interact, many of them have new art and sounds as well. We even had to create one entirely new location in the forest for one of the new puzzles.”
On iOS, there is a Companion App that delves further into the story, but in this version, the Companion App has been redesigned and will be included in the game, itself.
Undoubtedly one of the best games of this year, it’s great to see Year Walk come to PC. This is certainly something that everyone should experience.
A full breakdown of the new additions can be seen, below.
– New control system (which feels super good)
– New and redesigned puzzles (including one new location/scene)
– Remastered art (more snow, fog, more effects, post-effects including color correction, vignetting, blur, a very subtle bloom effect and more!)
– Companion now integrated into the game accessible all the time via a small menu (that can be hidden!)
– A map reached via the menu
– An optional hint system, also via the menu.
+ a little bit of this and that.