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Feb 01, 2023

Explore and document a world on the brink of death in SEASON: A letter to the future – out now

From Press Release:

Montreal, Canada – January 31st, 2023 – After years of hard work and dedication, Scavengers Studio is thrilled to have SEASON: A letter to the future launch today! This highly-anticipated, meditative exploration game is available digitally on PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4 for $29.99 USD and Steam and Epic Games Store for $24.99 USD. Players can purchase the PC version with a 10% launch week discount on Steam and Epic, until February 7th.

Complete Soundtrack Now Available

PC players interested in the digital soundtrack can purchase it as a bundle with the game for $29.99 USD or by itself for $9.99 USD. The soundtrack includes extensive diegetic and nondiegetic musical elements, isolated from gameplay and ready to fill the spaces of your own daily life.

“I began working on Season in the spring of 2020. The team’s vision resonated with my taste and seemed like a surprising or even antithetical approach for the gaming world, a world which I at that point knew close to nothing about. The musical systems focus on abstraction, mood and environment, often overlapping and intertwining with the acoustic biomes explored and recorded in the game in a process I came to call “musical wind”. To help evoke the lost “old world” feel of the story’s post-collapse setting, the instrumentation was drawn from early 20th century impressionism manipulated in a hyper-real virtual studio environment to contour the sounds to sit within the different foley environments.” – Spencer Doran, Score and Audio Director

Scavengers Studio is also excited to announce a collaboration with RVNG Intl. to produce the vinyl and cd for SEASON. Stay tuned for more info very soon.

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In SEASON: A letter to the futureyou play as a young woman from a secluded village exploring the world by bike for the first time, collecting memories before a cataclysm washes everything away. SEASON is a quest to discover a new world; one unknown yet familiar. Document, photograph, and record life as you find it, while you still can.

The gameplay of SEASON: A letter to the future focuses on exploring, recording, meeting others, and unraveling the strange world around you. At any point, you can hop off your bike and equip a recording tool from your bag. Each captures a different element; sounds and music, art and architecture, voices of old people, vanishing religious practices, the traces of seasons long past. Your tools help you examine the world more closely until you’re able to grasp the culture, history, and ecology underneath everything.

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Gameplay Features:

  • A bicycle road trip: Wind your way through stunning landscapes on your bicycle and take in each moment. Your journey will take 6 to 12 hours, depending on how much you linger. You should linger. It’s a game about lingering.
  • A compelling narrative: Discover a new world; one unknown yet familiar. Contemplate and make difficult choices that could affect how the story ends. Select and capture the most important moments from the current season to preserve them for future generations.
  • Document, photograph, and record: Collect memories, make recordings, and piece together the secrets of the world of SEASON in a highly customizable journal.
  • Emotionally complex characters: Meet a diverse cast of characters, each of whom has two precious things to share with you: the stories of their lives and a moment together at the end of the season.
  • Immersive Soundtrack: Listen to the gorgeous score as you travel through the world; music is embedded in the landscapes, and evolves and drifts as you do.

PlayStation 5 Features:

  • Adaptive Triggers: Using the triggers to pedal your bicycle, the resistance will vary depending on your speed and the steepness of the road.
  • Haptic Feedback: Feel the texture of the ground change as you cycle over different terrain with the DualSense wireless controller’s haptic feedback.
  • Tempest 3D AudioTech: Traverse the world’s lush soundscapes and record them with defined, dimensional precision.
  • Faster Loading Times: Leave home without delay – near-instant loading via the PS5 system’s SSD sends you on a bicycle trip into a mysterious new world.

SEASON: A letter to the future is available digitally on PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4 for $29.99 USD and Steam and Epic Games Store for $24.99 USD. PC players interested in the soundtrack can purchase it as a bundle with the game for $29.99 USD or by itself for $9.99 USD.

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