Yami, a grim adventure game inspired by eastern fairytales, has found its way to Kickstarter.
Players take on the role of Little Shadow as they are tasked with saving the world from an ancient evil by traveling into the heart of a hidden kingdom. Darkness is never overwhelming though, as Tonbo, a sparrow spirit that helps guide Little Shadow, is always close by.
Developer Goldborough Studios describes the game as “beautifully dark” and promises to bring a story about friendship, wonder, love, and fear. Goldborough wants to communicate the idea that “even the smallest person can make a difference.” Alongside influence from Himalayan and Persian folk tales, the developer lists games like Inside and Little Nightmares as direct inspirations.
Along the journey, Yami will explore lost civilizations along with the remains of giant automatons that all have other residents; Great Spirits. These beings will grant Little Shadow new abilities and unlock the lore of the world.
There are a myriad of intricacies to the story Yami will tell, so be sure to check out more lore on the game’s Kickstarter page.