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Fossil Echo is A Beautiful Looking Hand-Drawn 2D Platformer Set to Release in July



Fans of Ori and the Blind Forest, Oddworld, or Ico should keep on the lookout for Fossil Echo, releasing July 1 on Steam. Boasting challenging vertical platforming and hand drawn graphics, the game was announced for Steam Greenlight in 2014.

Developed by a core team of only two people — former short film maker Phil Crifo and coder Thierry Boura — the game follows a young boy scaling a perilous tower, interspersed with playable flashbacks that detail his backstory.

Fossil Echo intentionally eschews dialogue and text to create a mysterious and immersive experience, like the recent Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons. The announcement trailer for the game highlights the hand drawn art style and beautiful music from John Robert MATZ, whose indie game cred includes the soundtrack to Gunpoint.

The trailer promises adventure through caves, a forest, and up the tower itself, and introduces several non-player characters. One group of gun-toting enemies will force the player to combine their platforming with stealth to avoid being spotted. Additionally, the game includes fully animated cutscenes, using the same hand drawn style as the gameplay.

For more information on Fossil Echo, head to the official website. As for more in the world of single player indie games, you’re in the right place at OnlySP.

Mitchell is a writer from Currawang, Australia, where his metaphorical sword-pen cleaves fiction from reality daily. When he's not writing, he plays video games and watches movies. While thinking about writing.


Telltale Games Catalog to be Removed From GOG Next Week




Fans of the late developer Telltale Games should hurry to pick up its games quick, as PC players may not be able to buy the titles for much longer.

Digital retailer GOG has announced that Telltale’s game will be listed from the store’s website come May 27.

The Wolf Among Us, Tales from the Borderlands, and Batman: The Enemy Within are just a few of the titles that will fall victim to the delisting. Tales from the Borderlands specifically was already removed from Steam sometime this week.

Fans of Telltale’s Borderlands spin-off have a sliver of hope however, as 2K says that it is working to bring the title back to digital platforms as soon as it can. A 2K spokesperson confirmed the news to Eurogamer.

“We are working to get Tales from the Borderlands back up on digital storefronts as soon as possible. All prior digital purchases of the game will of course still be honoured and supported.”

There is no word on if the same will happen over at Steam or other digital retailers, but fans should assume the worst. The internet-wide delisting is a result of Telltale’s demise late last year.

Though much of the Telltale catalog will be affected, its most influential title, The Walking Dead, will still be made available through the Epic Games Store.

Those who already own any of the games delisting next week should note that they will still be able to play the games as they please.

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