Restore color to a dark and desolate archipelago in Farewell North, an open world adventure where you play as a collie traveling a chain of foreboding islands alongside your human companion. Explore at your own pace to restore color, while uncovering a unique story about saying farewell.
Farewell North started as a solo indie project being developed in my free time, outside of having a full time job as a software developer. I started development on the game after moving to Scotland in early 2020 with ambitions to do all kinds of traveling, only for the pandemic to hit and find myself in lockdown. Instead of exploring the highlands with my wife and our two chihuahuas in person as planned, I started to create this game using inspiration from those travel plans to craft the game world!
In late 2020, John Konsolakis joined the project as the composer. With John on board we're building an intricate and adaptive score for Farewell North that will bring the game to a whole new level. You can check out John's prior work at johnkonsolakis.eu
I would describe the game as an open world exploration game with a hint of stealth and puzzle elements mixed in. Some games that I've taken inspiration from include Journey, The First Tree and Flower.
Your best bet is to join the Discord as that's where I post the most up-to-date information about the game.
You can also follow me on Twitter @kylewbanks to see the latest GIFs and screenshots! I aim to post updates at least once per week as development progresses.
I'd love to hear your feedback! Farewell North may be a solo project, but the feedback you give can only help to improve the quality of the final game. Let me know your thoughts on Discord or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if Discord isn't your thing.
Right now I'm focused on the PC version of the game, but releasing Farewell North on consoles would be a dream come true, so you can bet I'll be looking into that down the road!