A teaser for the game was released today that showcases very small snippets of gameplay and concept art, and nothing more is known about it yet.
What we can see is a young, plump bird flying across grassy lands towards elegant structures, perhaps temples of some kind. It’s third-person, and the camera is placed just behind the bird as it flaps slowly through the air. There’s a friendliness to the world that’s inviting and certainly seems apt for exploration.
There’s a fantastic line-up of people working on An Empty World. Jessica Curry, the composer of Dear Esther, is providing music. Vicki Wong is the concept artist and is a renowned artist in her own right. Laura Smith is providing the animation as she has been for Tale of Tale for the past nine years, and game environment artist Marie Lazar will be providing the modelling.
With all of that talent on board, An Empty World should be quite the opposite of its title, full of life and beauty! It’s unfortunate that we don’t know more about the game yet, and considering 2015 pops up in the trailer, suggesting a release date, it’s likely that we won’t hear anything more about it for a while yet. Still, you can admire what we have so far.
The teaser trailer below was originally shown at the Indepedent Games Summit in Cologne, but now you can watch it in your own time. Take a look at all of the artwork that you can see in the game (pausing is a good idea) as there seems to be a lot within the short clips if you look closely enough.