Vidar

In the middle of a blizzard, a community’s remaining citizens are forced to confront their impending deaths. Every night, a villager is killed, and the survivors are forced to alter their course in response. Every game creates a new, randomized story just for you.

Key Features:

  • Explore themes of grief, community, nostalgia, loss
  • Quests, rewards, and story determined by who lives and who dies
  • Town events reflect the state of Vidar, as jobs go untended
  • Four unique puzzle biomes, each with new takes on classic mechanics

Vidar is Dying

In the middle of a blizzard, a community’s remaining citizens are forced to confront their impending deaths. Every night, a villager is killed, and the survivors are forced to alter their course in response. Chart a path through always-changing, challenging environmental puzzles, and explore the stories and grief of these townsfolk before Vidar is lost forever.

A Random Story Every Time and new challenges

In Vidar, every villager has heavily interdependent relationships with the others. When one person dies, everyone else’s stories change – if the blacksmith loses her apprentice, she’ll give you different quests; if the blacksmith loses her supplier, still different; and if she predeceases both, then those two will respond accordingly, etc. Because the order of deaths is random, the story and quests you receive will be different every time you play.

To stop the killings you’ll need to enter a puzzle dungeon. Use your tools and your environment to help navigate to the center of the cave before everyone in town is dead. These puzzles are also randomly chosen from a bank of hundreds, so that when you come back to see a new story unfold, you’ll also face a new challenge.

Got to keep warm.

A focus on the story

This game definitely takes an interesting look at a story. A game with a randomized story is an interesting idea. How much of it will be random remains to be seen, but a good frame work none the less. Let us hope a great story can get people to over look the dated graphics. Let us know what you think in the comments below.