Developers Far Few Giants announced the release of The Night Fisherman, available now for free for PC and Mac. Developed in just a week and is only the start for Far Few Giants. There are eleven more narrative episodes planned for release over the next year, a new episode every month, and all of which will be free.
The Night Fisherman
The Night Fisherman is the first of twelve short narrative experiences to be released by developers Far Few Giants. This short but impactful story is set upon the stunning shores of the British coastline. The tranquil backdrop contrasts starkly with this tale of eerie confrontation between man and inhumanity.
You’re a night fisherman, and you spot a boat approaching. You bait your rod and steel yourself, ready for interrogation. Once he arrives, the man on the opposite deck is calm, civilized, and has a shotgun slung across his back.
Short Rewarding Story
The English Protection Group keep a watchful eye on the Smuggler’s Run, a renowned crossing for vessels bound from Calais containing illegal immigrants.
When faced with an armed man, his voracious appetite for conversation, and nobody else for miles, can you safely get rid of him?
This is a single, film-like scene. You direct the fisherman’s actions, as well as directing the camera shots between the cinematic angles available.
- An intense maritime story set in the English channel.
- Surreal, beautiful seascape.
- Choose your fate: will you get out of this alive?
- Cinematic experience where you direct the camera.
- Surging orchestral soundtrack by Richard Campbell.
- Roughly 5-10 minutes in length.
The Night Fisherman is available now for free for PC and Mac on itch.io. You can follow the progress of the future short games on the Far Few Giants also on the itch.io storefront. Additionally, be sure to follow them on Twitter to get their latest updates and news.
The next episode will release towards the end of June, and although it won’t continue the story of The Night Fisherman, it will offer the same thought-provoking experience.