Independent studio Campo Santo (Firewatch) has been acquired by a most unlikely suitor—Valve, a digital store operator that once made video games. Three people familiar with the news confirmed the purchase to Kotaku today.
Jack Kelley knew he wanted to play Firewatch since seeing the first pieces of artwork. After the game released in 2016, Kelley became fascinated by the real world lookout towers that inspired the game, culminating in the 14-year-old fan saving a historic lookout tower from demolition.
Campo Santo, the minds behind Firewatch, are working on a first-person game that appears to take place in Egypt, based on a trailer that premiered tonight during The Game Awards. Called In The Valley of the Gods, the game is slated to drop in 2019.
Every week, there’s a new headline about jerks who inundate Steam pages with angry reviews. Sometimes, the protests aren’t even about the game at all, but rather a larger controversy involving a developer or publisher. How did this become the now normal?
Copyright, free speech, and entertainment lawyers have mixed opinions on the legality of game developer Campo Santo’s decision to fight hate speech with a copyright strike after reaching a breaking point with YouTube celebrity Felix “Pewdiepie” Kjellberg.
Game developer Sean Vanaman announced on social media today that Campo Santo, the studio behind the indie game Firewatch, will be filing a takedown against Felix “Pewdiepie” Kjellberg on YouTube over footage featuring their latest game, as well any future releases. This came hours after widely circulated footage…
Firewatch developers Campo Santo just released a patch for PS4 that promises to fix the framerate issues and other instabilities that people have reported over the past few days. Say the devs: “You should make sure your copy of the game is fully updated, as this patch significantly improves the experience across many…
I’ve forgotten so much about my wedding day.
Now that Firewatch has been out for a few days, players have had enough time for the game’s Steam page to fill up with user-submitted screenshots. And hoo boy.
Maybe this is a spoiler? I don’t think it is, but if you’re concerned about that kind of thing with regards to Firewatch, then...be warned.
Firewatch is a very lonely video game that’s all about people.
Imagine being lonely. Not 'no dates for a year' kind of lonely. No, we're talking no physical human contact for days on end, with only a voice on the phone for company. Then, things start to get tense. Trust erodes. What would that do you? Firewatch aims to find out.
Campo Santo posted wallpapers in various resolutions of Olly Moss's Firewatch key art
A new game set in Wyoming? That's Firewatch, a nifty-sounding PC game just announced by indie outfit Campo Santo. They say you'll play as a fire-lookout in the Wyoming wilderness, drawn out of your watchtower by strange events and tethered to humanity only by the voice on the other end of your radio. More info at the…