The makers of Firewatch are going Egyptian with In the Valley of the Gods

Matt Sayer 8 December 2017 NEWS


It's Indiana Jones by way of one of the best narrative-focused game studios around.

In its fourth year running, The Game Awards has continued to deliver just as many video game announcements as actual awards. While it might seem a little odd at times to be hyping unreleased games at the same time existing games receive their due accolades, we're not going to turn down a few sneak peeks at what we have to look forward to next year.

Right up front, The Game Awards delivered big with a game we never knew we wanted. Campo Santo, the studio that developed the brilliant first-person adventure game Firewatch from last year, came out with a trailer for its upcoming title In the Valley of the Gods.

Following in Firewatch's footsteps, In the Valley of the Gods will be a narrative-focused, first-person adventure game, but instead of roaming the forests of Shoshone National Park, the game takes place in a gorgeous Egyptian valley filled with tombs, hieroglyphs and plenty of shiny, shiny treasure. Rashida, the woman you play as, remains unseen in the trailer, but your companion Zora is a lithe African-American archaeologist with a neat-looking old-timey camera that we can only hope plays a similar role as Henry's disposable camera did in Firewatch.

Campo Santo doesn't have a release date for In the Valley of the Gods yet, but you can keep track of its progress on the game's website.

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