Cornerstone: The Song of Tyrim Seeks To Combine Your Favorite Games Into One Great Adventure

on July 2, 2013 1:31 PM

The developers at Ascension Games have one goal in mind: create a fascinating physics-based open-world puzzle action adventure game. Cornerstone: The Song of Tyrim is about the eponymous hero Tyrim, a young boy whose father and other male warriors left the village on an expedition and never returned. Now Tyrim hopes to find out what happened, a quest that will take him away from a village that doesn’t want to lose anymore of their few residents.

The game is being designed with a little influence from other major titles you may have heard of: The Legend of Zelda, Shadow of the Colossus, Skyrim, Dishonored, and Half-Life 2 for mechanics, Grand Theft Auto and Red Dead Redemption for quests, and The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker and Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch for visuals. The use of a physics-based environment for problem-solving and exploration is meant to encourage players to “play” with their world, and quests are meant to be taken up as you go, at your leisure, with a variety of activities that include combat, puzzle-solving, crafting, platforming, and just exploration.

The game is pre-Alpha development right now, but for a closer look at the progress made so far, check out the demo trailer, gameplay footage blogs, screenshots and concept art below. Cornerstone: The Song of Tyrimwill be available for PC, Mac and Linux when it releases.

Trailer

Gameplay Footage 1

Gameplay Footage 2

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Born and raised in video games and "geek culture," Masoud has been bred off of fantasy worlds his entire life and doesn't see anything wrong with that. He loves RPGs (especially TRPGs), sandbox games, the sci-fi genre, dieselpunk, art deco, and anything that allows him to create. Having graduated from John Jay College with a degree in English and a minor in Creative Writing, Masoud hopes to one day pen the same novels, comics, movies, and video games he enjoys escaping into when the real world gets too boring.