Ukrainian developer Flying Cafe for Semianimals have announced a release date for their long-awaited first-person sci-fi game, Cradle. Players are put on a quest to explore a neglected entertainment park in efforts to repair the mechanical body of a mysterious girl companion.
“Cradle is a sci-fi first-person-view quest designed for the player to explore the surrounding world. The story is built around the relations of the protagonist and a mechanical girl who by quirk of fate found themselves amidst the desert. The player’s task is to repair the mechanical body of his companion and solve the mystery of the neglected entertainment park located not far from the yurt together.”
It appears to have much similarity to that of Dear Esther – a game that I personally loved.
Early last year, we sent ex-comrade Julian Benson to Ukraine amidst the heavy riots, to talk to Ukrainian developers – one of which includes Cradle’s lead developer Ilya Tolmachev. As well as getting an insight to life over there during the crisis, Julian also came back with an extensive preview for Cradle – although much has changed since then as the game approaches launch.
Cradle will be launched via Steam on July 24th.