22 Cans studio chief Peter Molyneux has been silent of late. Be it from learning his lesson on overhyping his games or just not having too much to say, the legendary designer has kept a low profile. But his company has finally launched a new PC title on Steam, and Molyneux wants his fans to take a hike.
The Trail: Frontier Challenge isn't really new as it was a mobile game last year, but it has been reworked for PC and is literally a game about hiking in the backwoods and mountains.
“PC players are looking for a completely immersive and uniquely challenging experience, and I think they will be pleased with what we’ve created," Molyneux said on the Kongregate blog when the conversion was first announced last month. “The gameplay has been developed to be far more strategic; for example, players will now have to balance what they carry in their packs against how fast and far they can travel. Bigger items are heavier and slow you down; smaller items are lighter so you can travel faster.”
If you tried the mobile game, the PC version has a few differences. Weather will affect how fast a player can move, and depending on severity, can require extra food. Better clothing and gear can help negate effects such as cold and mud. Players will also be able to take on a profession, either Explorer, Hunter, Lumberjack, Cook, or Tailor, with each having its own skill tree.
The Trail Frontier Challenge is on sale for 10% of on Steam now for $13.49.