One of the last appointments I had at PAX East this year came from the crew at Surprise Attack Games. They had a number of games on display, some we’d seen before and others we hadn’t. One of the brand new games on the table for us to see was a game called The Stillness Of The Wind. The game is kind of depressing, but in a serene way that will tug at the heartstrings a little bit. You play the game as an older woman who has been tending to her farm for years, while everyone you’ve known has left for the bigger city while you remain nearly alone in the place you’ve always known. You occasionally get letters from people, and as the story goes along, you discover not everything is as well as people lead you to believe.
The game is a blend of storytelling and farming, kind of like someone threw a text adventure into Harvest Moon. There’s a lot of things to do, but primarily you’ll be seeing how life pans out in the long run for you and the people you know. I quite enjoyed the short amount of time I had with the demo. We weren’t given any information about when the game would be released or what platforms it would be on, so we fully expect to hear more about The Stillness Of The Wind come PAX West.