Signs of the Sojourner: Prologue the free, first trip from Signs of the Sojourner, an introspective narrative by Echodog Games about learning the art of human connection through an emotive deck of cards, launches today on Steam.
Signs of the Sojourner: Prologue brings the first leg of the beloved journey to eager caravanners ready to explore. Encounter a diverse cast of charming characters like “Matcha Mom” Matilde, timid artist Tomas, professional pickler Totsuo, and match cards from a deck of emotions to drive the story forward.
Learn from each conversation and leave behind old cards in exchange for something new to add to the deck. An array of possible endings await, as Signs of the Sojourner asks adventurers to revisit old acquaintances with new communication methods in a world asking for an open-mind and understanding.
Signs of the Sojourner: Prologue provides caravaneers with the first leg of Echodog Games’ beloved journey into a near-future world ravaged by climate change. Venture out into a colorful and charming landscape, seeking treasures to sell in a family-owned bodega back home after your mother’s passing. Meet a quirky cast of diverse and lovable characters like dear childhood friend Elias, “Matcha Mom” Matilde, timid artist Tomas, professional pickler Totsuo, and more.
Play cards from a deck of emotions, matching symbols for empathy, logic, and other communication approaches that represent your voice. The deck changes with every encounter, asking adventurers to grow by leaving a card behind while moving forward with something new. Adapting to different conversations unlocks the way forward, rewarding travelers who practice patience and understanding in every new encounter.
Revisit the captivating big cities, quaint small towns, and tempting markets to see how time and your voice shaped their growth. Engage in new conversations with old acquaintances, using lessons learned along the way to unlock new dialogue. An array of possible endings await, as Signs of the Sojourner holds no fail states for disagreements and delivers a spirited message about playing the hand we’re dealt.
Bold, impressionistic strokes paint a world full of hope reimagining the future. Touching connections and tragic misunderstandings are carefully played out to the tranquil and melancholy tunes of an unforgettable soundtrack in a world asking for an open mind and understanding.
“There’s something amazing about the moment when things just really click, and you connect with another person,” said lead designer, Dyala Kattan-Wright. “Our emotive deck of cards asks players to replicate their voice and style, while understanding sometimes our communication tactics don’t always agree. The moments you’re disappointed and elated with the results are both special, in their own sort of way here.”
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