Cairn is a mountain climbing survival game from the makers of Haven

The Game Bakers will tell a different tale of freedom with the upcoming Cairn.

The Game Bakers

The Game Bakers have been away cooking something up its next gaming dish since the release of 2020's Haven. The oven timer's gone off and the team has revealed its next dish. It's a mountain-climbing adventure called Cairn.

Climbing the treacherous mountain in Cairn

Source: The Game Bakers

Cairn follows an intrepid mountain climber seeking to climb the summit of a deadly mountain. Nobody has ever reached the top of this mountain, so the odds are crushing. Players are challenged to navigate the realistic climbing physics, making sure to manage their stamina meter and balance themselves carefully as they make each climb upwards.

Mountain climbing has been a hot idea in indie gaming lately. So what sets Cairn apart from games like Jusant and Surmount? The key difference is that Cairn will also focus on survival and narrative. In addition to climbing the dangerous mountain, players must manage their resources carefully to ensure they can survive the treacherous day-to-day journey. Climbers should also expect to navigate dangerous weather along their journey.

Cairn is being touted as the culmination of The Game Bakers' "freedom" trilogy. Following Furi's theme of living free and Haven's theme of loving free, Cairn will tell the tale of eventual freedom from obsession. There's no release date for Cairn just yet. Expect it to come to PC whenever it's ready.

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Ozzie has been playing video games since picking up his first NES controller at age 5. He has been into games ever since, only briefly stepping away during his college years. But he was pulled back in after spending years in QA circles for both THQ and Activision, mostly spending time helping to push forward the Guitar Hero series at its peak. Ozzie has become a big fan of platformers, puzzle games, shooters, and RPGs, just to name a few genres, but he’s also a huge sucker for anything with a good, compelling narrative behind it. Because what are video games if you can't enjoy a good story with a fresh Cherry Coke?

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