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Away: The Survival Series

Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X
Genre: Action/Adventure
Developer: Breaking Walls
Release Date: Sept. 28, 2021

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'Away: The Survival Series' Shows Off Photo Mode, New Missions, Bosses, Playable Animals In 13 Min Of Gameplay Footage

by Rainier on July 23, 2021 @ 4:04 p.m. PDT

Away: The Survival Series is a high-flying adventure that brings nature documentaries to life.

Set in a distant future, Away takes you on the adventures of the Sugar Glider. As natural disasters threaten the survival of every species on the planet, you must venture deep into the wilderness in search of safe sanctuary. Your journey will take you across breathtaking environments filled with dangerous creatures as you uncover the mysterious origins of your world.

In order to feel truly immersed in nature, developer Breaking Walls set out to create a visually stunning world filled with colourful, vibrant environments. Given the Sugar Glider’s small size, the devs made sure every plant, leaf, and blade of grass was accounted for, and this attention to detail pays off when you navigate the wide variety of landscapes in Away.

Breaking Walls also designed the environments around the Sugar Glider’s ability to jump, climb, and glide through its surroundings. This flexibility allows you to navigate the world around you in any way you see fit. Whether you’re wandering through the forest, exploring a dark cavern, or gliding through a canyon, each part of your journey will immerse you in nature in a way you’ve never experienced before.

As you make your way across the world of Away, you will encounter living, breathing ecosystems filled with predators and prey of all shapes and sizes. From small insects to large mammals, the animals you see in the wild each lead a life of their own, interacting with each other independently of your adventures.

This latest developer walkthrough offers a first look at AWAY’s Photo Mode, an in-depth look at two more playable animals, a sneak peak at AWAY’s nighttime gliding mission, and an all new boss fight.

AWAY: The Survival Series lets you star in your own personal nature documentary as you glide through the forest, sneak past predators, and hunt down your prey, all while a narrator describes your every move. Set in a distant future where nature has reclaimed the planet, AWAY is a narrative-driven survival adventure where you embody a tiny sugar glider embarking on a quest to save your family. Soar across misty chasms, leap from tree to tree, and climb to the top of the forest canopy as you journey across the posthuman wilderness!

As you brave these untamed lands, you will have to hunt down small prey, fight larger enemies, and hide from apex predators. Jump, climb, and glide through your environments as you solve navigational puzzles and make your way through the dense jungle. Along the way players will uncover the mysterious remnants of a fallen human civilization. While most of the game is played from the perspective of the sugar glider, there are brief sequences where players can control other animals and insects, such as beetles, lizards, crabs, and more. The world of AWAY is vast and wild, and there’s something new to discover around every corner.

Of course, you will also be able to interact with these animals as you encounter them throughout your journey. Whether you’re hunting down small critters or avoiding large predators through stealth and agility, you get to choose how you want to approach each situation. But be careful not to bite off more than you can chew…

If you’ve ever watched a nature documentary, you know just how captivating it is to dive into the wilderness and follow an animal’s quest for survival. Developer Breaking Walls wanted to achieve this same feeling with Away, and a big part of this involved creating a soundtrack that would complement the narrator throughout your adventures.

While the game tells the story of the Sugar Glider, you will now have the opportunity to play as some of the other animals you encounter in the wild. From tiny insects to large mammals, each animal has its own unique traits and attributes, allowing you to experience the world of AWAY from a variety of new perspectives.

Key Features:

  • IMMERSE YOURSELF IN NATURE: Watch the world around you come to life as you explore a rich diversity of stunning environments and uncover the hidden life that lies deep within the forests, caverns, and swamps.
  • BECOME THE SUGAR GLIDER: Sitting near the bottom of the food chain, the Sugar Glider makes up for its small size with superior agility as you jump, climb, and glide through your surroundings.
  • EXPLORE A RICH ECOSYSTEM: From tiny insects to mighty beasts, the world of AWAY is filled with animals of all shapes and sizes. But you must be cautious, as dangerous predators await in these troubled lands…
  • ENCHANTING MUSICAL SCORE: Having worked on a multitude of major game and movie soundtracks, including the Planet Earth II and Life nature documentaries, Mike Raznick brings his experience as a multi-award winning composer and audio director to AWAY with an enchanting orchestral score. Both epic and atmospheric, the game’s enchanting soundtrack punctuates every step of your journey and makes for a truly captivating gameplay experience.

Away: The Survival Series will be coming out on PS4, PS5, Xbox One (Xbox Series X|S through backward compatibility) and PC (Steam) in Summer 2021.


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