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In the Valley of Gods is the next game from Campo Santo

Firewatch developer’s next effort is scheduled for 2019

Charlie Hall is Polygon’s tabletop editor. In 10-plus years as a journalist & photographer, he has covered simulation, strategy, and spacefaring games, as well as public policy.

In the Valley of Gods, the next game from Firewatch creator Campo Santo, was announced tonight during The Game Awards. It is scheduled for a 2019 release.

The single-player, first-person adventure game is set in Egypt in the 1920s. Players will take on the role of an explorer and filmmaker who is looking to uncover a “seemingly-impossible discovery and an incredible film.”

According to the game’s newly revealed Steam entry, players will “explore a remote and ancient valley in the Egyptian desert, uncovering treasure and treachery in pursuit of a discovery that could bring you fame and fortune — or leave you for dead, buried beneath the sands.”

In the announcement trailer, players work together with an AI-controlled partner to move a satchel into and through an ancient ruin with the goal of capturing a beautiful sunrise as it passes through a colonnade. The bluesy, pop-infused soundtrack was in stark contrast to the game’s 1920s-era, analog tech. Campo Santo said that the game is expected to release on Mac, Linux and Windows PCs.