‘Alto’s Adventure’ Creators Announce New Game ‘Summerhill’, a Sheep Herding Adventure
Land & Sea, the renowned indie game studio behind the beloved Alto series, is back with an enchanting new title that aims to capture the same tranquil vibes and immersive gameplay. Titled “Summerhill,” this upcoming game embraces a pastoral setting and delivers a delightful experience centered around chill puzzle-solving at one’s own pace. Drawing inspiration from indie gems like Monument Valley, the game boasts captivating graphics reminiscent of the Alto series and is accompanied by a captivating “folk-inspired” soundtrack composed by Todd Baker, known for his work on Monument Valley 2.
In terms of gameplay, Summerhill offers a unique twist with its “fluid herding-based gameplay” and emphasis on gentle problem-solving. Players will find themselves embarking on a narrative-driven adventure that unravels the mysteries of the ancient landscape. Alongside their loyal dog, players will be responsible for herding and corralling sheep while gradually honing their skills to overcome increasingly complex puzzles. While the narrative is wordless, Land & Sea promises that it delves into profound themes of duty, companionship, and morality, offering players a thought-provoking and emotionally engaging experience.
Harry Nesbitt, the founder of Land & Sea, expressed his excitement about Summerhill, describing it as an entirely new intellectual property (IP) that builds upon the studio’s core values and themes. Nesbitt emphasized the team’s dedication to showcasing the timeless tradition of sheep herding in a way that truly does justice to its essence, providing players with a unique and captivating storytelling experience.
While an official release date for Summerhill has yet to be announced, the game is currently in active development and has reached a stage where a trailer can be unveiled to offer players a glimpse into its captivating world. The Land & Sea team has been hard at work, with some members regrouping as Snowman Games and recently launching an exclusive title for Netflix, demonstrating their commitment to delivering exceptional and diverse gaming experiences.
Fans of the Alto series and indie game enthusiasts alike can eagerly anticipate the arrival of Summerhill, as it promises to transport players to a serene and captivating world filled with intriguing puzzles, mesmerizing visuals, and a soundtrack that evokes a sense of folk-inspired charm. As Land & Sea continues to pour their passion and creativity into this upcoming title, gamers can look forward to embarking on a memorable and heartwarming journey that showcases the beauty of sheep herding while exploring profound themes of duty and companionship.