Firewatch is a single-player first-person mystery set in the Wyoming wilderness.

The year is 1989. You are a man named Henry who has retreated from his messy life to work as a fire lookout in the Wyoming wilderness. Perched high atop a mountain, it’s your job to look for smoke and keep the wilderness safe. An especially hot, dry summer has everyone on edge. Your supervisor Delilah is available to you at all times over a small, handheld radio—your only contact with the world you've left behind. But when something strange draws you out of your lookout tower and into the forest, you’ll explore a wild and unknown environment, facing questions and making choices that can build or destroy the only meaningful relationship you have.

A Note: Firewatch is a video game about adults having adult conversations about adult things. If you plan on playing with a younger gamer, that might be good to know going in.

Includes

  • A stunningly beautiful wilderness environment that expands as you explore.
  • A tailor-made story: the choices you make shape the narrative and build relationships.
  • An edge-of-your-seat mystery.
  • Secrets and discoveries to be made over every hill.

Featuring

  • Living, breathing characters brought to life by Cissy Jones (The Walking Dead: Season 1) and Rich Sommer (Mad Men)
  • A spectacular wilderness environment by Olly Moss (Illustrator) and Jane Ng (The Cave, Brutal Legend)
  • A thrilling story and script by Sean Vanaman and Jake Rodkin (The Walking Dead: Season 1, Poker Night at the Inventory)
  • A stirring original soundtrack by Chris Remo (Gone Home)
  • Fluid first-person animation by James Benson (Ori & The Blind Forest)
  • Gameplay scripting and design work by Patrick Ewing (Twitter) and Nels Anderson (Mark of the Ninja)
  • Programming by Will Armstrong (Bioshock II), Ben Burbank (Costume Quest 2, Space Base DF-9), and Paolo Surricchio (Deadpool, Call of Duty Advanced Warfare)
  • View media
  • View media
  • View media
  • View media
  • View media
  • View media
Post article RSS Articles

steam top 100


As its huge Winter Sale comes to an end, Steam has revealed the Top 100 best-selling games of 2016 on the digital distribution platform. The games are ranked by gross revenue generated, and divided into four tiers: platinum, gold, silver, and bronze.

What’s noticeable is the strong distribution of indie games across all tiers, including the top platinum tier. While big-budget triple-A titles like Fallout 4, Dark Souls III, and Grand Theft Auto V are included in the tier, so too are indie titles like Rocket League and No Man’s Sky. The latter is most surprising, given its critical reception.


Moving down to the gold tier, more surprise indie hits can be found. Dead by Daylight and Stardew Valley have found a prominent audience, and sit alongside shooters such as Doom, Rainbow Six: Siege, and Call of Duty: Black Ops III.

The silver tier sees popular Steam Early Access titles enter the mix, with the likes of Subnautica, Rust, and Planet Coaster. These unfinished games are butting heads with triple-A open world games like Watch Dogs 2, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition, and Far Cry: Primal.


The final bronze tier sees the largest indie representation. 7 Days to Die, Garry’s Mod, Factorio, Starbound, Darkest Dungeon, Terraria, Grim Dawn, RimWorld, Endless Legend, Firewatch, and Undertale are just a few of the notable indie games on the list. On the bronze triple-A side, the likes of Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, Hitman, Mafia III, Just Cause 3, and Far Cry 4 share the same status.

What this list shows is just how little barrier is left between indie and triple-A adoption – at least for PC gamers buying their games digitally. With more and more indie games releasing on Steam each year, it will be interesting to see how the ratio changes at the end of 2017, and what the year’s surprise indie megahits will be.

Image 5

Players Choice Indie of the Year 2016

Players Choice Indie of the Year 2016

Feature 16 comments

The time has come, announcing the best Indie games of 2016 as selected by you.

Post a comment
Sign in or join with:

Only registered members can share their thoughts. So come on! Join the community today (totally free - or sign in with your social account on the right) and join in the conversation.

Follow Report Profile
Icon
Firewatch
Platforms
Windows, Mac, Linux
Developer
Campo Santo
Publisher
Panic Inc.
Engine
Unity
Contact
Send Message
Release date
Game watch
Follow
Share
Purchase
Community Rating

Average

9

3 votes submitted.

You Say

-

Ratings closed.

Style
Genre
Adventure
Theme
Nature
Players
Single Player
Project
Indie
Boxart
Boxart
Twitter

Latest tweets from @camposanto, @firewatchgame

RT @sunincinerator: It has arrived!! @camposanto T.co

Nov 1 2017 by camposanto

Intern at Campo Santo! Hiring soon but we'll be accepting applications year-round for Spring and Fall interns, too.… T.co

Oct 30 2017 by camposanto

RT @N1Kav: @camposanto thanks for the game 👍It's great 🙌 #firewatch #hotlinetattoo T.co

Oct 30 2017 by camposanto

Firewatch is now available on WeGame in China! Bit.ly T.co

Oct 27 2017 by camposanto

RT @SUDA41: I just got my Two Forks map from @camposanto in my writing room. Now I won't let lost when I'm lost in my head with… T.co

Oct 26 2017 by camposanto

RT @cyanworlds: Amazing games @TacomaGame, @witnessgame, @camposanto, @querngame, @amanitadesign in the Explorer's Bundle!… T.co

Oct 24 2017 by camposanto

Follow @camposanto for Firewatch news.

Mar 13 2014 by firewatchgame

Embed Buttons
Link to Firewatch by selecting a button and using the embed code provided more...
Firewatch
Statistics
Last Update
Watchers
11 members
Articles
2
Reviews
2
You may also like
Kami
Kami Adventure
Hazy Islands
Hazy Islands Adventure
Unsettled
Unsettled Adventure
Pine
Pine Adventure
The Long Dark
The Long Dark Adventure
Ludoria
Ludoria Adventure