Soon We’ll All Be Piloting Little Mecha Through a Big Forest
Stonefly, the chill little indie title about flying around in mecha inspired by real and fictional bugs, now has a release date. More importantly, we have more details to share about this upcoming action-adventure game. Players will take on the role of Annika, a brilliant young inventor on a quest to recover a lost family heirloom–specifically, her dad’s beloved spider-tank mech–and explore a gorgeous, brightly-colored forest filled with cool stuff to discover. Also the occasional really, really big bug covered in valuable minerals that you need to fight other, smaller bugs for. Don’t worry, the rest of the game is designed to be very tranquil, but every title needs its optional challenges. The devs have begun releasing a series of short Stonefly Snapshot videos to give fans an idea of how Stonefly will play.
The game features stunning handcrafted art, a heavy focus on crafting, and in-depth exploration mechanics designed to make playing as relaxing as possible. Players will harness the wind and glide over beautiful and dangerous forest landscapes, competing with mecha-sized insects for resources used to improve their robots. While you’re at it, you’ll join the Acorn Corps, a band of castaway pilots, and lead Annika to uncover her true potential as an inventor.
“Our small team set out to create something visually unique and mechanically original with Stonefly and we think players are going to love following Annika’s journey and gliding around the world we’ve created,” said Bohdon Sayre, Game Director at Flight School Studio. “We always challenge ourselves to put stakes in the ground outside the norm, and MWM Interactive have been a great partner to allow us the creative freedom to take risks and explore new territory. Stonefly is an ambitious project, different than anything we’ve made before, and a game that we are really proud of.”
The game already looks stunning.
Stonefly will be available for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series S|X, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC on June 1st, 2021.
SOURCE: Press Release