Release Date Announcement

January 24th, 2017

We’re proud to announce the release date of the PC version of Herald Book I & II: February 16th, 2017 To celebrate, we’ve released a short featurette explaining some of the colonial themes and characters of Herald: Mac and Linux versions will be released at a later date. If you would like to wishlist, you … »

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Dutch videogame maker aims to confront his country’s colonial past – Kill Screen

August 10th, 2016

Dutch videogame maker aims to confront Europe’s colonial past – Kill Screen Killscreen interviewed us about Herald. 😀 This article gives a pretty in-depth look into what inspired us to develop the game – and the messages we want to convey to the people who play it.

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Voice actors for Herald are all cast!

June 9th, 2016

With the help of The Democracy and Media Foundation, Wispfire has found a talented cast of voice actors for Herald: An Interactive Period Drama.

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Wispfire goes to SXSW!

March 24th, 2016

Past weekend, our lead writer, Roy van der Schilden, collaborated with Sherida Halatoe, known for her beautiful game Beyond Eyes, to give a talk at SXSW 2016 about designing games from a new perspective. The audience was very welcoming and inspired by our presentation. Needless to say, we had a great time!

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Ludicious 2016

January 25th, 2016

We just had a wonderful time showcasing Herald at the Ludicious 2016. Aside from showing our game and getting lovely reactions, we gave an impromptu Herald talk, sang “Marioke” and explored the snowy forests outside of Zürich.  

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Indie Megabooth EGX – Birmingham 2015

October 2nd, 2015

We had a wonderful time showcasing at the Indie MEGABOOTH! We hope you guys enjoyed our new demo! And if you’d like to support the development of Herald, you can pre-order from our site!

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Herald goes to Gamescom!

August 12th, 2015

Having been selected by the Dutch Game Fund, Herald was allowed to showcase at the Holland Pavilion, a booth dedicated to Dutch games at the Business Area of Gamescom. We had a great time!

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Herald is a kickstarter success! 117% Funded!

June 4th, 2015

Boy, what a ride that was. On the 25th of May, in the year 2015, with almost 600 backers, and more than 17.5k in pledges,“Herald – An Interactive Period Drama” was successfully funded! Thanks to all our great backers for an incredible five weeks, it was a new and exciting experience for us, but one to forever … »

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The Mary Sue Interview: Roy van der Schilden and Aïda de Ridder on Herald, Colonialism, and Cultural Identity

May 23rd, 2015   For Herald, we were interviewed by The Mary Sue! Also, we’ve scheduled a 4 hour timed push, starting on Saturday, 23 May, at 20:00 (8:00PM) CEST. Help us spread the word through Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr to create a huge surge of Herald related posts in those hours. Share our posts and make your … »

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Herald is a voyage into racial divisions

May 1st, 2015

Herald is a voyage into racial divisions Taking inspiration from the theater, Wispfire’s historical adventure tackles modern concerns. Interested in how Herald came to be? Check out this amazing feature we had from Polygon!

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Herald on Kickstarter!

April 19th, 2015

Those of you who follow us on facebook or twitter knew this was coming, but today we’ve officially started our Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign for Herald! The campaign will run from 19th of April to 24th of May and our initial goal is €15.000 euros. On Kickstarter you can pledge money towards that goal; and it … »

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Dutch Comic Con 2015

March 30th, 2015

Wow, just wow. This was really great to do. We at Wispfire had an amazing time showcasing Herald at Dutch Comic Con! To see so many people play and like our game was a blast. We really hope everyone had a great time!

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