Venture Deeper into an Astonishing World Inspired by Icelandic Folklore

Emanuela (11. June 2024 10:22 )
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Venture Deeper into an Astonishing World Inspired by Icelandic Folklore in the new Island of Winds Gameplay Trailer

 Nature, history, monsters and magic await in Parity Games’ awe-inspiring action-adventure game. 

Limassol, Cyprus - 10th June 2024. Publisher ESDigital Games is thrilled to reveal a new gameplay trailer for Island of Winds, the debut action-adventure game from developer Parity Games. Prepare to be transported to 17th-century Iceland where monsters roam the land and magic fills the air. Journey through awe-inspiring locations steeped in Icelandic folklore and be immersed in an engrossing, rich story filled with adventure and intrigue. 

A brand new gameplay trailer for Island of Winds premiered during the recent PC Gaming Show and reveals more of the protagonist Brynhildur, a member of the Balance Keepers who draws her magical power from the nature around her. Watch as Brynhildur embarks on a journey of danger and discovery and draws her magical powers from the natural world to face off against legendary creatures she encounters. 

When her homestead is attacked and her mentor abducted, Brynhildur a Balance Keeper who draws magical power from the natural world must embark on an emotional journey of discovery to find him. Inspired by nature, folklore and history, Island of Winds is set in the awe-inspiring lands of a fantastical 17th-century Iceland, filled with extensive lore and intriguing puzzles, legendary creatures, spellcasting and a special focus on empathy encounters. 

Features of Island of Winds

  • Explore otherworldly and enchanting landscapes - Discover the different areas of Island of Winds: From seashores and icy paths, to lagoons and highland trails, you will be immersed in a magical and mysterious landscape inspired by diverse Icelandic nature. Explore every nook and cranny of the island to uncover hidden secrets and stories about the island.

  • Meet mythical beings - In this world, you will encounter mythical and magical beasts inspired by Icelandic folklore. Find out what is plaguing the creatures of the island and help them find peace.

  • Cast spells and solve puzzles - Wielding the staff of balance, you will be able to cast spells to help creatures and calm hostile adversaries.

  • An emotional journey - Island of Winds explores themes of self-doubt, violence, regret, and empathy. Experience Brynhildur's emotional journey as she sets off in search of her missing mentor and clan. In order to save her home, she must fully utilize her magical abilities and restore balance to her fractured world. The Island’s secrets, as well as Brynhildur’s own complicated past, will slowly be revealed.

  • Icelandic folklore setting - Set in a fantastical version of 17th-century Iceland, Island of Winds is heavily inspired by Icelandic folklore and mythology. Experience intriguing and dangerous encounters with creatures, ghosts, and other inhabitants of the island.

Island of Winds is developed by Parity Games and published by ESDigital Games and will launch for PC and consoles in late 2025. Fans can Wishlist the game on Steam now. 

Follow Island of Winds’ development journey on the official game website and ESDigital Games website and social channels: X / Facebook / Instagram / TikTok / Linkedin


About Parity Games

Island of Winds is the debut title from Parity Games, a female-led Icelandic studio founded in 2017 by industry veterans from renowned developers CCP Games. Parity was established to shape the future of games through a diverse range of people and ideas, bringing visions to life with more variety and parity than ever before. This ethos is woven into Island of Winds as its tale has Brynhildur explore themes such as belonging, self-doubt, and regret through its character interactions, story quests and environmental storytelling.

About ESDigital Games:

ESDigital Games is a global video games publishing company specializing in premium indie and mid-core games for both PC as well as consoles. ESDigital Games portfolio includes the 80s-themed point-and-click adventure Unusual Findings, the tactical card combat game Deck of Ashes, the Early Access release of roguelike action RPG Scholar of the Arcane Arts and the release of the action beat ‘em up 9 Monkeys of Shaolin. Their upcoming releases include twin-stick shooter REMEDIUM, RTS tower defense and match-3 mechanics title Cats on Duty, the metroidvania inspired Awaken - Astral Blade, complex alchemy RPG Battlejuice Alchemist, and the story-driven sci-fi adventure Sky of Tides as well as new unannounced titles in development.

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