When we set out to create Away: The Survival Series, we wanted to make a game that immerses you in your own personal nature documentary. A game where you get to experience nature from the eyes of an animal. Well, after four years of development, we’re excited to give you a sneak peek at what we’ve been building!
Explore the Natural World
In Away, you play as a tiny Sugar Glider as you embark on a journey to save your family. Your adventures will take you across vast environments and immerse you in vibrant ecosystems filled with unique species of plants, insects, and animals.
The great thing about being a Sugar Glider is that you can explore your environments in any way you want. Whether you’re climbing trees, sneaking through tall grass, or gliding through canyons, the world of Away is yours to discover.
Follow Your Instinct
Away’s ecosystems are brimming with life — there’s always something going on around you, whether you notice it or not. But you will have to stay vigilant, as the wilderness is home to both nimble prey and hungry predators.
As you explore new environments, you can tap into the Sugar Glider’s instinct to get a view of the hidden life that surrounds you. Green means friend, red means foe. Better tread carefully…
Fight or Flight
Sitting near the bottom of the food chain, Sugar Gliders make up for their small size with great speed and agility. Useful for catching smaller insects, this also comes in handy to escape the grasp of larger predators. But sometimes your only choice is to face enemies head on.
Throughout the game, you will learn to develop the Sugar Glider’s fighting skills. This will be crucial for defending yourself against dangerous creatures like this scorpion, as you dodge its hits with well-timed rolls and pounce while it’s vulnerable.
Control Other Creatures
From small insects to large mammals, there are moments in the game where you will have the chance to control other creatures. Experience nature from new perspectives as you see the world through the eyes of a beetle, lizard, fox, and more…
There is so much to discover in the vast world of Away, and we can’t wait to show you more. Coming to PS4 in early 2021, we’re looking forward to taking you on the Sugar Glider’s breathtaking journey into the wild.
In the meantime, we want to give you a chance to experience Away’s lush environments, so we’ve prepared some relaxing nature soundscapes recorded straight out of the game.
Immerse yourself in the sounds of a dense forest, the gentle call of birds, and the echo of a distant waterfall. Check out @awayseries on Twitter to get our soundscapes for free.
[This article originally appeared on PlayStation Blog]