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Forever Skies

Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 5
Genre: Action/Adventure
Developer: Far From Home
Release Date: 2024

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'Forever Skies' Launches Kickstarter Campaign For Backers Edition

by Rainier on Feb. 28, 2023 @ 5:40 p.m. PST

Forever Skies is a first-person action survival sci-fi game that takes place on a destroyed and deserted Earth in the wake of a massive ecological disaster.

Originally announced under the codename “Project Oxygen”, Forever Skies has been in the making for over two years from former AA and AAA devs who worked on titles such as Dying Light, Dying Light 2, Dead Island, The Medium, Chernobylite and the Divinity Original Sin Series.

You play as a lone scientist in Forever Skies, returning to Earth long after a global ecological catastrophe has left the planet uninhabitable to humans. Above the toxic clouds are the remnants of humanity's last stand. Build, expand and control a high-tech airship that will act as your transport, shelter, laboratory and workshop for researching mysterious substances and crafting tools for survival. Scavenge, find ways of obtaining food and resources, and explore the ruins above and below the thick, toxic dust layer which now shrouds the Earth’s surface. Why is the dust there? What is it exactly? And perhaps more importantly, what lies beneath it? 

Gameplay in Forever Skies will include exploration in your airship and on foot, crafting, base building, planting, combat, and scientific research in virology in search of a cure to help those few, who survive in orbit. 

Far from Home has launched a Forever Skies Kickstarter campaign, looking to raise $21,180, in order to answer fans asking if there is a way to support the game now and get something special in return. 

The rewards are all digital and have been planned out to have minimal impact on development. A collection of special in-game items that backers will have some say in how they look are the main elements along with a few other bonuses such as getting the game a few days before the official launch. 

“We’ve seen the request for some kind of “backers edition” quite a lot since we put out our demo. Kickstarter was the easiest and safest way to let us do this and still offer some sort of personalization”  - Pawel Jawor, Brand Manager, Far From Home  

Despite the nature of Kickstarter being for projects that need extra funding to get made, the Forever Skies team have made it very clear this campaign is just for fans who want to support the game and that funding for the launch of the game is secured. 

“This campaign is designed solely to allow us an easy and convenient way to offer fans a version of the game that has a few more personal extras. Our Early Access development is fully funded and we will be launching the game before June 2023 no matter how this campaign goes.” - Pawel Jawor, Brand Manager, Far From Home

Forever Skies is coming to Steam Early Access in first half of 2023, but a playable demo is currently available.

Key Features:

  • Return To Earth - Take on the role of a scientist returning to Earth devastated by a global ecological disaster. This event caused the surface of the planet to be covered in a colossal layer of toxic dust, forcing humanity to build massive towers to try to survive.
  • Build & Control Your Advanced Airship - Build and customize a high-tech airship. It will be your home, workshop, laboratory. Extract and gather resources to improve it to make it fit your gaming tactics.
  • Utilize Science To Survive - Analyze scanned items and reverse engineer lost technology. Research new ways of obtaining food, resources, new tools and more.
  • Scavenge Ruined Skies - Explore and discover the remains of our civilization. Extract resources from the ruins that were built up high to escape the dust. Find out what happened and how we lost Earth.
  • Descend Below The Dust - Discover a strange new world that changed with the absence of humanity. Hunt for viral pathogens, use them as weapons or better yourself with viral boosts.
  • Fight for Your Life - Below the dust lies a totally new ecosystem so expect a fight against evolved and dangerous creatures.

Forever Skies is coming to PC (Steam) and current-gen consoles in 2024.

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