Because the reindeer at the moment are out of the yard and it’s public data that Skábma – Snowfall will likely be launched on PS4 and PS5 quickly, I want to take this chance to elucidate what our sport is admittedly about.
Skábma – Snowfall is an journey sport set in an imaginary model of Sámiland and impressed by the indigenous Sámi tradition. The story combines details and fiction because it dives into the guts of the tradition: presenting its previous (and typically present) beliefs, customs and tales.
Every thing within the sport is about Sámi.
It simply got here to my data that not all individuals on the planet find out about Sámi – so I’ll let you know the brief model.
We’re a really small indigenous group scattered across the northern elements of Scandinavia, Finland, and Russia. There are round 100 000 Sámi, divided into a number of totally different Sámi teams and languages.
All of the languages are thought-about to be very endangered.
We’re principally identified from our reindeer-herding tradition however there’s a lot extra about us I might let you know. However we’ve solely obtained a lot area on this article. I invite you to dive in deeper and study extra about Sámi tradition should you’re .
The story of Skábma – Snowfall
Skábma tells a narrative of a younger reindeer herder Áilu, who’s bizarre reindeer guarding responsibility turns right into a mission to save lots of their homeland after an odd illness begins to unfold within the space. Monitoring a runaway reindeer, Áilu stumbles on an previous Noaidi Drum – an object of energy that was presupposed to be destroyed approach over a century earlier.
That is the start line of Áilu’s journey to develop into the primary Noaidi, Sámi Seer & Healer, in a century. All Áilu has to do now could be to discover ways to use the drum. Straightforward proper?
The gameplay of Skábma – Snowfall
It’s not straightforward to grasp such a strong device because the Noaidi Drum. Fortunately the Drum helps Áilu reconnect with 4 Acquainted Spirits which can be prepared to lend them their powers.
The Owl presents Áilu the power to sprint round and switch Bleeders (contaminated objects and enemies) into Air Vortexes, making traversal a lot sooner. The Bear offers the facility of earth so Áilu can floor themselves to face towards sturdy winds, create rock platforms and break obstacles contaminated by the Bleed. The Trout grants the facility of therapeutic and shielding. And eventually, the agile Fox will lend the power to leap increased and set Bleeders on fireplace.
Gaining new powers and exploring places are the principle mechanics of the sport. There are additionally tons of things and secrets and techniques to be discovered within the sport world. Collectibles will reveal an enormous quantity of details about Sámi tradition and unlock dialogues that one doesn’t wish to miss.
Gamers are inspired to get misplaced within the woods, beause you by no means know what you’re going to discover.
I might babble all day about how wonderful it’s that we now have the world’s first PlayStation sport that’s voice acted in Northern Sámi language. That gamers all throughout the globe get to find out about our distinctive tradition. And the way cool it’s for gamers to truly dive into one thing contemporary and new that hasn’t been but offered in video games.
So allow us to return to the start the place this weblog began and reply the query: what’s our sport actually about? It’s about petting a reindeer!
Why do I believe all gamers ought to pet a reindeer? As a result of reindeer are a very powerful animal to Sámi, for certain…however primarily as a result of you may and it’ll make you are feeling heat and fuzzy inside.*
Look ahead to petting an antlered good friend and far more when Skábma – Snowfall launches on PS5 and PS4 subsequent 12 months.
Disclaimer: don’t attempt to pet reindeer in the actual world, they’ve pointy antlers. Fortunate for you, you are able to do it in our sport Skábma as an alternative.