Kickstarter-alumni Spirit and exploration-adventure Stranded will be coming to PC through Steam, announces Curve Digital. This will be the 4th and 5th title from the developer-turned-publisher as they focus on PC.
Their first published game was Stealth Bastard, but these two are their first PC-only releases. Stranded lets us explore an alien planet as an astronaut, while Spirit explores a remote mountain town.
"Stranded is an exploration adventure game that allows players to assume the role of an astronaut exploring the mysterious sun-blasted wasteland of an alien planet. An immersive love letter to classic point and click adventure games, the games gives players the freedom to discover a story told through art and environment," describes Curve.
Spirit creator Holden Boyles said: “The world of indie game development is fairly new to me, but I've grown to understand the importance of representation in all creative industries. Turning publishing into a team effort rather than a solo mission is just vital.” Spirit has us explore a remote mountain town as a retiree.
"'Publisher' used to be seen as a dirty word, but I think more and more developers are starting to see the advantages of working with a publisher who understands the indie world. Simply releasing on Steam is no longer the guaranteed success that it once was, and having a dedicated team behind your game can make a huge difference," said Curve's Rob Clarke.
Publisher is still a dirty word, sorry Curve Digital. Stranded releases on Steam May 20th, and Spirit is due later in 2104.
Curve Digital publishing indie titles Stranded and Spirit on Steam in 2014
08 May 2014 | By Simon Priest