Lost Ember is a recently announced and rather beautiful adventure/exploration game where you play as a spectral wolf with the ability to posses other animals. Rather than simply take them for a joyride, the idea is to use each one's special ability to access new locations or to complete the challenges set before you.
As you can probably guess from the title, Lost Ember has spent the past month going through Kickstarter, and I'm glad to say that it has managed to leave it triumphant! With €326,103 in total, Lost Ember has collected more than triple of its original goal, a rather impressive feat for what was previously a completely unknown indie game.
If you're wondering how it managed to garner so much funding, perhaps a look at the relatively recent teaser trailer would be in order. Let's just say I wan't kidding when I said that Lost Ember is a rather beautiful game. Have a look:
As for the stretch goals, the Kickstarter community has managed to unlock new animations, localized versions for a whole bunch of languages, as well as a full version of the trailer song - exclusive for all backers. While that alone might not be exciting, especially when compared to what's in the 'basic package', the next two stretch goals are a lot more interesting. At €350,000 - €380,000 Mooneye Studios will be able to go fully independent, and should the funding reach €400,000 - €440,000 they will also be adding 7 new animals to toy around with - each one bringing with it a unique ability.
If you would like to learn more about Lost Ember, or just check out some more screenshots, I would recommend you head over to the official website. And if you're interested in offering your support, there are currently two packages available: the €21 which only gives you a digital copy for the platform of your choices, and the €36 which also includes a bunch of digital goodies.
According to current predictions Lost Ember will be releasing in early 2018 for the PC, Xbox One, and PS4. Given that its still early in development I would recommend you don't get too attached to that date given that its quite likely, and honestly pretty much expected, for it to be delayed at least once.