One of the more ambitious Kickstarter-funded games, Cornerstone: The Song of Tyrim will finally be released on April 26th on major digital distributors including GOG.com, Humble Store and others. The game is "a sweeping fantasy tale in which combat, crafting, and physics-based puzzle-solving collide."
Players take on the role of a young Viking named Tyrim, who lives in the village of Borja. It has undergone a serious crisis, as none of the men of the village have been seen in years, and the young adventurer decides he must find out what happened to them. In his quest, he will sneak into enemy fortresses, scour dark dungeons for lost artifacts, and explore the massive game world consisting of eight islands.
The game features a complete crafting system that lets the player create their own weapons, gear, and vessels ranging from ships to windsurfers. “This is a game that started as a mere dream and expanded to so much more than we could have ever imagined,” stated the game's lead designer Jonathan Prytz in a press release. “Now that we're here, the game is done and we couldn’t be prouder of the title! We can’t wait to see and hear what people think about it.”
Indie developer Overflow Games released a trailer to show off much of what players can expect from the game, which in terms of look and gameplay is more than a little reminiscent of The Legend of Zelda: The Wind-Waker.