Remember flying as a bird, exploring an open world! Secrets of Rætikon is launching on Steam Early Access on January 7th at 2pm PST. A DRM-free version of the game is launching on the Humble Store at the same time. The launch price is $9.99 (£6.99, €8.99). There's a 25% launch discount during the first week on both platforms. Secrets of Rætikon runs on Windows, Mac and Linux. Included with the game is a level editor that allows to transform the whole game or even build a new one and share it via Steam Workshop.
Secrets of Rætikon is launching as Open Alpha and is not content complete yet. The current version includes a single player campaign featuring seven different kinds of animals that build an emergent ecosystem. Everthing is alive and the whole world of Secrets of Rætikon adheres to the laws of physics. There are mysteries to uncover, animal kings to meet and runes to decipher. The final secret, though, is not included yet.
WHY EARLY ACCESS
We are planning to launch the finished games at the end of Q1/2014. This being an open alpha, the release date is not set in stone, though. First we want to engage with the community, to get feedback and to make sure that the game is running stable on all configurations. We want to release Secrets of Rætikon when it is done, but we need to finance the last stretch of development. That is the reason why we're launching on Early Access.
NEED A DOWNLOAD KEY?
If you have not got a download key for the game, now is the time to request one. Just drop me a line and I'll gladly send you one. Feel free to ask any questions or ask for an interview, too.