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Jun 09, 2023

Summerhill is a story-driven sheepherding puzzle game, the next game from Alto’s Adventure developers

From Press Release:

Independent studio Land & Sea—the BAFTA-nominated development team behind the critically acclaimed Alto’s Adventure and Alto’s Odyssey—just announced their long-awaited next project, Summerhill, as part of the Day of the Devs showcase.

The announcement included a teaser trailer accompanied by the launch of a Steam page and website. The game is in active development, though the team are yet to reveal an official release date.

Quote from Harry Nesbitt, Founder and Creative Director, Land & Sea

“Summerhill is an entirely new IP that aims to build on the themes that we care about most as a studio. As a team, we’ve been massively inspired by the rich history and cultural impact of sheep herding across the world—there are few people or places that haven’t been impacted in some small way by the practice of shepherding. In many ways, sheep herding is in our DNA, and we really wanted to do justice to this timeless tradition and tell a story that could only be told in this way.

“We’re super excited to announce we’ll also be working with our long time collaborator, composer and audio designer Todd Baker (Monument Valley 2, Alto’s Odyssey).”

About The Game

Summerhill is a story-driven puzzle adventure game in which you play as a young shepherd and their dog. Work together to rescue your sheep and delve into the mysterious, long-forgotten world that lies beyond the borders of home.

Summerhill brings together gentle problem-solving, fluid herding-based gameplay and striking pastoral landscapes to tell a timeless coming-of-age folktale.

Game Features:

  • Play as a young shepherd and their dog as you venture into the unknown to recover your lost flock.
  • Herd, split and corral your sheep through ancient contraptions to open hidden pathways and continue on your journey.
  • Forge a bond and work together with your dog to solve increasingly more complex puzzles.
  • Journey across an ancient, pastoral landscape and unearth the mysteries of its long-forgotten past.
  • Experience a timeless, wordless narrative interwoven with themes of duty, companionship and morality.
  • Become immersed in a folk-inspired soundtrack by Todd Baker (Monument Valley 2, Dreams) that richly blends traditional influences from around the world into an ancient, transcendent soundscape.

About Land & Sea

Land & Sea is a small, UK-based, independent games studio founded with the goal of creating artful, hand-crafted experiences that resonate with a wide audience. The studio is formed of the same BAFTA-nominated development team behind the critically acclaimedAlto’s Adventure &Alto’s Odyssey. More Information: