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Victorian-esque Stealth Game Winter Ember Announced - VGChartz
Victorian-esque Stealth Game Winter Ember Announced

Victorian-esque Stealth Game Winter Ember Announced - News

by William D'Angelo , posted 4 days ago / 772 Views

Publisher Blowfish Studios and developer Sky Machine Studios have announced Victorian-esque isometric stealth game, Winter Ember. Platforms and a release date were not announced.

"Sky Machine has crafted an immersive stealth game that makes wonderful use of lighting, verticality, and a deep toolset to allow players to sneak around however they see fit," said Blowfish Studios co-founder Ben Lee in a press release. "We look forward to showing more of Winter Ember soon."

View the announcement trailer below:


Here is an overview of the game:

Set in a Victorian-esque world, Winter Ember follows the story of Arthur Artorias, a faceless man in pursuit of answers and revenge. Returning after a near-decade of exile to the city of Anargal, where he was stripped of his family, fortune, and past, Artorias clashes with Greater Heaven, a tyrannical religious militant faction that has seized control of the town in his absence. To survive his homecoming, Artorias must rely on his wits and use the darkness to his advantage.

Infiltrate and explore vast Gothic sandboxes brimming with treasure and mysteries to uncover. Move quickly and quietly through the shadows while surveilling the environment, and peering around corners and through keyholes in search of lurking enemies and hidden passageways. In Winter Ember, there are multiple paths forward and solutions to every problem. Stalkers are rewarded for studying their surroundings and identifying less obvious modes of entry or egress.

Even when backed into a corner and seemingly forced to use a weapon, Artorias can evade combat by crafting one of more than 30 specialty arrows to escape the situation. Water missiles, for example, can douse flames and create dark new hiding spots in which to disappear.


A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.


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1 Comments

TallSilhouette (4 days ago)

Seems inspired by the Castlevania anime. Can always use more stealth games. I'll keep an eye on it.