Affiliate editor Lauren Morton selected Roadwarden (opens in new tab) as her recreation of the yr private decide for 2023, saying it “nails the intersection between novel and journey recreation in a means that, for the primary time, would not make me want it have been simply a type of different issues as a substitute.” It is also acclaimed over on Steam (opens in new tab), the place greater than 1,600 person critiques have conferred upon it an “overwhelmingly constructive” ranking.
All these followers will little question be blissful that extra is on the best way: Developer Ethical Anxiousness Studios says Windy Meadow—A Roadwarden Tale (opens in new tab) is a “familiar-yet-new ‘slice of life’ journey the place each determination issues on the hunt to forge a noble path.”
Windy Meadow is not a sequel to Roadwarden, however an “official counterpart” during which a trio of characters from the quiet village of Windy Meadow will navigate their means by way of three interwoven tales. Every selection made will impact dialog, occasions, relations with NPCs, and in the end the ending of their story.
“Will gifted huntress Vena depart the harmonious however innocent village and go away her household behind in pursuit of riches with a service provider guild? Can Fabel lastly embrace his abilities, ditching the figurative shackles of his tough previous as he chases his dream of changing into a well-known bard? And can outsider and herbalist Iudicia grasp her love life, selecting to not marry a person she doesn’t actually love on the danger of main a lonely future?”
Windy Meadow is not completely new—it is truly a remake of Tales From Windy Meadow, which arrived on Steam in 2018 and stays accessible there because the “legacy edition (opens in new tab).” It additionally seems to be a special form of narrative expertise: Roadwarden is, at its coronary heart, an illustrated textual content journey, whereas Windy Meadow seems to lean extra closely into artwork, animation, and dialog.
A launch date for Windy Meadow hasn’t been set however you will get a pattern of what it is all about courtesy of the demo that is now accessible on Itch.io (opens in new tab). The demo shall be accessible on Steam in April.