As thousands of species face extinction, we often find ourselves distracted by the need for social media, video games, and entertainment, however, it’s a real problem that creatures of our planet face. Now, Endling – Extinction is Forever is preparing to raise awareness through the power of games.
When you think about games that break your heart, games that are designed to make an impact, you already know there are quite a few out there. Games like Jupiter & Mars show the destruction of mankind and what the world might be like when we’re gone. Games like That Dragon Cancer tell the fathers story of losing his son to cancer.
Then there are titles like Celeste or Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice that aimed to raise awareness about mental health struggles that millions face on a day-to-day basis. There have been few games, however, that have tackled the real-world concerns regarding extinction events, and this upcoming title from developer Herobeat Studio and publisher THQ Nordic intends to be one of these very titles.
In Endling – Extinction is Forever, you will explore a world ravaged by mankind, one where the beautiful and cunning acts of foxes – one of Earth’s most adaptable creatures – faces extinction. You – the player – will be tasked with safely guiding a mother fox, the last of her kind, along with her kits through a dystopian future of an Earth that has been exploited for its valuable resources.
Food, habitats, it all has been destroyed, leaving players to navigate a deadly land where this mother fox must be sly, cunning to the best of her ability even, to avoid hunters, find food, and even overcome any dangers that lie in wait for her and her pack. Throughout the adventure, you will see the pups grow, earning new helpful skills, and even grow stronger in due time.
Rewards and challenges will increase, providing players with a sense of immersion. Just don’t expect the game to be easy, HandyGames has confirmed that perma-death will be a part of the game, forcing players to consider every action they make during their time with Endling – Extinction is Forever.
The team will begin raising awareness through this beautifully detailed sidescrolling 3D survival-adventure title that’s currently in development by Herobeat Studios. Endling – Extinction is Forever is set to release in 2021 for PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch.
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