Herald Books I and II by Wispfire is now out! We had a chance to play through Book I on stream, and it was great. As expected from our run through the demo version, Herald is pretty damn great. It doesn’t shy away from issues of race or Imperialism in the games setting.
Like we said the game does not shy away from these issues. Also, POC characters are voiced by POC actors! Vivek Bhurtun voices your protagonist, Devan Ludlow. We had him and lead writer, Roy van der Schilden on Fresh Out of Tokens to talk about the voice acting and writing the game before release.
An article written by Vivek J. Bhurtun, the voice actor of Herald’s protagonist.
“It was not until recently when I was asked to act as the protagonist in a video game, that I started to ask myself what it actually meant to be raised with eastern spiritual values in a western culture.”
New update is online! We went to Gamescom, and it was pretty damn awesome!
We also share some less fortunate news, for we have to push the release of Herald Part 1 to Q1 2017 – more info on this if you follow the link.
If you’re a backer, you’ll be receiving a little present, which we’ve sent via a separate backer-only kickstarter update. 😉
“And that there, is the Rani. She’s asking you all these questions about this ship you sailed on.”
That’s right, parents – you can just drop off your kids at our booth, and we’ll provide them with a live translation and interpretation of this game about colonialism, racism and identity. Easy peasy.
“And so, this sailor … is angry, because … the captain … doesn’t treat him like other sailors … because … well … he has a different skin colour and all that … but then … you, Devan, can say you don’t think it is because of that, because … ugh… the sailor … he does things that aren’t allowed … and … well, that could be the reason too.” See, easy peasy!
We’re very proud and humbled to be sending our own lead writer, Roy van der Schilden, to SXSW 2016 to give a talk together with Sherida Halatoe from Tiger & Squid (Known for the beautiful game, Beyond Eyes)
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!