Freedom Games Announces New Releases
Publisher Freedom Games announced a number of new titles and releases. The newly-announced titles are planned to launch in 2024 while the others are set to release in just a couple of weeks alongside Freedom Games’s first dedicated publisher sale on Steam.
The first new RPG reveal is Everholm, which is developed by Chonky Loaf and billed as a “non-linear cozy mystery RPG”. Players control Lilly as she investigates strange events around the eponymous town, beginning with the disappearance of her sister. The game is planned to release for PC via Steam in 2024.
One of the titles launching for PC on Steam on May 1, 2023, is Arto. The action from OrionGames was previously planned to be published by Gamera Games. It sees players restoring colour to a desaturated world while unlocking weapons and upgrading abilities. Players explore multiple biomes with different visual and gameplay elements, coming across over thirty different enemies as well as large bosses. Arto includes a branching narrative with multiple endings.
Gelberry Studios’s MMORPG Ethyrial: Echoes of Yore will also release on Steam on May 1, 2023, with a $9.99 monthly subscription. The game is designed as a “hardcore old-school” title and is set in the fantasy world of Irumesa. It features a guild system, non-instanced housing, and inventory loss upon death (though friends can pick up items dropped by a fallen ally).
The Witch of Fern Island will launch on Steam Early Access on May 1, 2023. Developed by Enjoy Studio, the sandbox life sim RPG follows Abrill, a young girl seeking to become a certified witch by passing her academic internship. She lives on the island, leaning about its inhabitants, three distinct cultures, and a spirit world called Astra. The game underwent a successful Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign in 2022.
The final RPG is Monster Tribe, a creature-catching survival and tactical RPG. Launching on Steam on May 1, 2023, and developed by Boundless Games, the game is set on the island of Akama. Situated in the middle of the ocean, it has a magical phenomenon called the Rift and was home to creatures called the Ateyan that once lived in harmony with humanity before the disappeared and civilisation crumbled. Players control humanity’s last hope, a sage able to call forth the Ateyan from the rift.
The publisher also announced the following other titles:
- Vengeance of Mr. Peppermint — a side-scrolling beat-’em-up from developer Hack The Publisher launching on PC in 2024.
- City of Beats — a roguelite bullet-hell from developer Torched Hill releasing on PC via Steam on May 1, 2023.
- World Turtles — a “wholesome world builder” from developer Re: cOg Mission releasing on PC via Steam on May 1, 2023.
- R.I.C.E. — a satirical twin-stick shooter roguelite from developer Pirate-Rob releasing on PC via Steam on May 1, 2023.
Ethyrial: Echoes of Yore screenshots
The Witch of Fern Island trailer
Monster Tribe trailer