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Signs of the Sojourner

Platform(s): Nintendo Switch, PC
Genre: Adventure
Developer: Echodog Games
Release Date: May 14, 2020

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'Signs of the Sojourner' Also Comes to Nintendo Switch, Gets PC Date - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on April 16, 2020 @ 2:53 p.m. PDT

Signs of the Sojourner is a narrative based deck-building game uniquely combining themes of communication, relationships and personal choice with sleek card game mechanics.

Combining sleek card game mechanics, endearing dialogue from narrative designer Kevin Snow (Where the Water Tastes Like Wine, Pathologic 2) and an introspective journey of homesickness, growth, and tasty food - Signs of the Sojourner takes a look at how we communicate with the people around us, and how much we change for them. 

A coming-of-age tale in a near-future world ravaged by climate change, Signs of the Sojourner explores how relationships form, break, and mend. Left in charge of your mother’s shop after her passing, venture out into an eccentric land, seeking treasures to sell in her store and keeping your town afloat. Join and grow a caravan by playing cards with charming characters or venture off on your own, forging bonds and changing the story to come.

These card encounters, where the objective is to try and match symbols for empathy, logic, and other approaches, can create friendships, build alliances, or introduce new antagonists. Every conversation bestows a new experience—the true-to-life gift of having spoken to someone new or considered a different perspective. These encounters change your deck, asking you to leave something behind while moving on with something new from your exchange.

Along the way, conversations shape your journey by unlocking special paths forward or new items to bring home to the shop. Experience optimism, compassion, and delight amidst hardship and adversity in a challenging but hopeful world. An array of possible endings await, reflecting every card played, choice made, and friendship saved or left behind.

Bask in hand-drawn environments evoking a ravaged world still gripping tightly to its color and vibrant life. Follow the thread of conversations to a tranquil, mellow soundtrack while deciding what cards to play. The caravan’s journey feels serene, with a spirited message about playing the hand we’re dealt.

“We each embark on a journey of life, forever changed by the people we meet and the choices we make,” said Dyala Kattan-Wright, lead designer. “Signs of the Sojourner uses cards to explore communication, personal growth, and how relationships change us in a friendly, accessible way. We can’t wait to see what decks players build from their experiences on this adventure.”

Features

  • Navigate conversations via a card game
  • Your deck is your character
  • Meet dozens of characters in a variety of locations
  • Build your deck to develop relationships
  • Collect tasty foods to bring home to your shop

Signs of the Sojourner will be available for PC (Steam) on May 14 2020 for $19.99, with a Nintendo Switch version arriving later in the year.



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