Based in Bayreuth, Germany
Fireside is a unique quiet and wholesome game about the breaks on a journey. The game is about "talking and trading" instead of "hacking and slaying". You play as a merchant who wants to rebuild a home in the wilderness they inherited. Beside the overgrown house, a spirit is trapped in a shrine because it was up to mischief in the past. The spirit offers to help you rebuild your home if you can gather good karma for the spirit and free it from the shrine. To do this, the player travels the wilderness and helps residents and travelers by trading and talking. Additionally, the player gathers resources to rebuild their home. The characters range from a pirate queen, stranded at the beach of the game's world, to a shoggoth who desperately wants to start a metal band but can't find anyone who wants to play with him. Generally dialogue and storytelling follows a light-hearted and wholesome tone which fits the hand-drawn artstyle that resembles American cartoons such as "Adventure Time" or "Rick and Morty".
- Experience the calm and wholesome atmosphere of evenings at the campfire.
- Handdrawn unique artstyle and animations to highlight a wholesome cast of characters.
- Soundtrack which captures the wholesomeness and calmness of the breaks on a journey.
- Non combat-focused rogue like gameplay! Encounters are meeting new travellers and figuring out what they need rather how to harm them.
Logo & Icon
Awards & Recognition
- "First Stay Safe Jam - Jury's prize" Online, 29 March, 2020
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Soundtrack from the Game Jam Demo
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Until recently, we've been releasing monthly devlogs on Fireside! Currently, these are paused due to us focusing on securing funding for the game. linusgaertig.itch.io.
About Emergo Entertainment
Games are our passion. We believe games are better when they allow the player to be creative. One possibility to enable the player’s creativity is to implement emergent systems. Using emergence makes entertainment products more enjoyable and serious games more effective! We are a games studio that believes that the technology and know-how from computer game development can be used for more than entertainment. With our know-how we develop not only computer games but also interactive visualizations, augmented reality applications and serious games.
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Game Design & Development, Emergo Entertainment
Business Development & Programming, Emergo Entertainment
Narrative Designer, Freelancer