Fans of Olly Moss are eager to hear and see more about his foray into the video game world as he works with the “small but scrappy video game studio in San Francisco,” Campo Santo. The other day we gave you some insight on a new print from Moss for the game that will be going on sale soon. Well now we get some concept art for the game that is about ….well here is the official synopsis:
In Firewatch you play as a man named Henry who has retreated from his messy life to work as a fire lookout in the Wyoming wilderness. Perched high atop a mountain, it’s your job to look for smoke and keep the wilderness safe. An especially hot and dry summer has everyone on edge. Your supervisor, a woman named Delilah, is available to you at all times over a small, handheld radio—and is your only contact with the world you’ve left behind.
But when something strange draws you out of your lookout tower and into the world, you’ll explore a wild and unknown environment, facing questions and making interpersonal choices that can build or destroy the only meaningful relationship you have.
The other day Olly checked in to give fans a glimpse of some impressive concept art for the game. The color palette is vivid, the scenes are beautiful and these images only leave you wanting to know and see more. Here is what he had to say about it.
Hello! Olly here, writing to you from Campo Santo’s secret UK headquarters. I’ve been given permission from top brass to declassify these rough concept sketches from our first game, Firewatch. So here they are: early ideas for places you might see and things you might use!
It’s all quite new to me, this video game lark. Thankfully everyone in the studio has been very patient and helpful. I’m learning so much! For instance, last week Jake offered to introduce me to the industry-standard Allard™ scale. Thanks, Jake!
Take a look at the images below and then head over to the OFFICIAL FIREWATCH WEBSITE to learn more and even download an official wallpaper. You can also follow CAMPO SANTO on TWITTER for daily updates.
Hand-screened in Portland with 8 separate inks on “French Paper” brand paper
Beautiful 16″ x 24″ size suitable for hanging in any cabin, hut, lookout, hideout, trailhead or lodge