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Ode to the Scottish Highlands to get big gamescom demo.

July 28, 2022

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Author: Mooneye Studios


Hamburg, Germany, July 28th 2022

Indie publisher Mooneye Studios and developer Kyle Banks proudly announce that their emotional adventure game Farewell North will be playable at Gamescom this year.

Farewell North is an open world exploration adventure in which you play as a border collie on a journey with his owner through the Scottish highlands. Exploring by foot and canoe, collie Chesley is doing his best to bring color back into his owners life as a story about depression and grief is slowly unveiled and his beloved owner has a chance to heal.

Several differently themed islands can be explored at your own pace while solving some light puzzles and remembering the events of the past that led to your human falling into depression.

The game has been in development by solo developer Kyle Banks in close cooperation with his community via his Dicord server and regular dev logs on Youtube. The developer now joins the Mooneye Indies family for additional support in bringing the game to life.

“After pursuing game development as a hobby for many years, I decided to go all in and develop my first commercial game Farewell North after I had moved to Scotland in 2019 and was inspired by the beautiful landscapes. Going into the final stretch of development, I’m so happy to have Mooneye’s support and cannot wait to finally release Farewell North next year! Fingers crossed!”, says developer Kyle Banks.

When the game releases next year, you’ll be able to spend around 5-6 hours exploring, but be warned, there might be need for some tissues for some players.

Find and wishlist Farewell North on Steam: https://store.steampowered.com/app/1432850/Farewell_North/

Follow Mooneye Studios on Twitter: https://twitter.com/MooneyeStudios

Follow Kyle Banks on Twitter: https://twitter.com/kylewbanks

Follow Kyle Banks on TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@kylewbanks

Follow Kyle Banks on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/FarewellNorth

About Mooneye and Kyle Banks:

Founded in 2014, Mooneye Studios is a four-person outfit based in Hamburg, Germany. They released their first game Lost Ember in 2019 for PC, PS4 and XBox One and a Switch version in 2020. In 2021 they decided to also support other indie developers utilizing everything they learned publishing Lost Ember and started their publishing label ‘Mooneye Indies’. The new game under that label is Farewell North, developed by solo developer Kyle Banks as his first commercial game after being a hobbyist game dev for many years.

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