Thanks to IGN’s live-streaming of Gamescom 2019 all week long, we have 15 minutes of gameplay footage to show you of the “cozy management game about dying” by developer Thunder Lotus Games; Spiritfarer. Today, Saturday, August 24th 2019, is the last day for Gamescom. El Hijo, Genesis Noir, Minute of Islands, Mosaic, and Unheard were nominated for Gamescom “Indie Award” by IGN here. El Hijo, a western stealth game we covered during E3 2019, was the winner! The winners of the expert jury’s decision announced during Opening Night Live can be found here.

Below in the video for Spiritfarer you play as the ferrymaster Stella accompanied by her feline furry friend Daffodil. We get to see a total of three spirit characters that request that their final wishes be fulfilled before they are ready to move on. In order to make them comfortable, you add little tiny homes via the Shipyard. You get to place these homes, according to that particular spirit’s needs, wherever you want on your boat. Example, the snake-like spirit, Summer, asks for a home with “a nice meditation room, with plants, and natural materials”. You advance the game by completing quests as Spirit Requests that consists of getting certain items or exploring new islands. One such island is Hummingberg Village. Also, we find it important to note that you can hug any of your spirit friends because it’s quite precious.

Spiritfarer will be releasing on Steam, Xbox One, PS4, and the Nintendo Switch sometime in 2020. If you enjoyed watching this gameplay footage from Gamescom 2019, check out our articles here: Link’s Awakening Remake Footage at Gamescom and Two Point Hospital Reveals Close Encounters DLC.

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  • Kikki
    Posted Aug 24, 2019 at 10:15 am 0Likes

    Previous to this, I hadn’t realized that Spiritfarer had such a big building aspect. And the hugging! You know, a lot of games need this feature, to be able to give the characters hugs. Wholesome hugs, of course! (Though if it did, I’d have spent way too much time in Tales of Xillia, making every last character hug Jude.) It’s so sweet. Kind of makes you relax all over to see it.

    • Joelle
      Posted Aug 24, 2019 at 12:38 pm 0Likes

      I’m more excited to play this game now as well! Full of love and hugs, it is so wholesome ❤!

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