18 SEPTEMBER 2019 – Echodog Games today launch a free public demo of their upcoming narrative based card game “Signs of the Sojourner“.
Combining sleek card game mechanics, endearing dialogue from narrative designer Kevin Snow (Where the Water Tastes Like Wine, Pathologic 2) and an introspective journey of homesickness, growth, and tasty food – Signs of the Sojourner takes a look at how we communicate with the people around us, and how much we change for them.
Wipe the dust from your mother’s old store and follow her steps by travelling the roads, meeting new people and collecting snacks to sell when you return home.
The welcoming ‘sequence building’ mechanic helps you play out conversations, as you craft your own story during your journeys, rather than focus on winning each encounter.
Creative Director, Dyala Kattan-Wright thanked the community for their support, and is happy to announce that alongside a free public demo, Signs of the Sojourner will also be entering a flexible funding campaign on IndieGoGo today at 9:00 PST / 12:00 EST / 17:00 BST.
“It’s been so incredibly helpful seeing the chat and ideas for the game, and we want to incorporate as much as we can in the final release.”, Kattan-Wright posted to the Echodog Discord server.
“We will be using IndieGoGo rather than Kickstarter since it allows us to set a flexible funding goal.
Since the game will be released no matter what, this allows us to scale our additional plans depending on what is raised rather than the typical all-or-nothing campaigns.”
Players can support the development of Signs of the Sojourner via their campaign page.
They can also keep up to date on its development by following them on Twitter or by joining the community on their Discord.
About Signs of the Sojourner
Signs of the Sojourner is a narrative deck-building game about relationships and communication. The ways in which you develop your deck, and thus your character, will determine how well you can communicate and connect with characters from different backgrounds and regions.
As your relationships grow, you’ll become involved in the lives and struggles of characters at home and abroad, all communicated via a unique card game experience.
– Navigate conversations via a card game
– Your deck is your character
– Meet dozens of characters in a variety of locations
– Build your deck to develop relationships
– Collect tasty foods to bring home to your shop
About Echodog Games
Echodog Games is a small indie studio based in Los Angeles, California.
Echodog Games was founded in 2018 by game designer Dyala Kattan-Wright. She soon teamed up with Holly Rothrock and Zach Vinless to create the narrative card game Signs of the Sojourner.
The teammates first met while working at the company Nix Hydra, and together had years of experience at companies like Nickelodeon, EA, Giant Sparrow, and Wayforward before deciding to set off on their own indie adventure.
They are joined on Signs of the Sojourner by audio studio SkewSound (Risk of Rain 2, Praey for the Gods) and narrative designer Kevin Snow (Fallen London, Where The Water Tastes Like Wine).
Jonas “O.J” Ek
The Gaming Ground
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