Firewatch, the first effort from a team of notable games #developers and designers, released its first trailer this week, laying out the mystery that envelops the protagonist and the distant yet intimate radio relationship he has with his partner.
Firewatch is the work of Camp Santo, a studio comprising Jake Rodkin and Sean Vanaman, both alumni of Telltale Games’ acclaimed The Walking Dead Series, as well as Nels Anderson of Klei Entertainment’s Mark of the Ninja, and the well known graphic designer Olly Moss.
As you can see in the video above, Firewatch is a first-person game that follows Henry, who explores the Wyoming wilderness after taking a summer job as a fire lookout. Events are sent in motion as Henry learns that a forest fire might be headed in his direction. Firewatch appears to be set sometime in the past (note the use of the typewriter at 1:15 in the above video.)
The game is being developed in Unity and is planned to release for Linux, Mac and Windows PC operating systems sometime next year.