Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey
Set in Neogene period Africa, Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey is an action-adventure survival game played from a third-person perspective where players are tasked with ensuring their lineage’s survival through an evolution of 8 million years, from our first known ancestors to Homo ergaster. By analyzing their surroundings, interacting with various objects and creatures, communicating with their clan, and performing physical feats, players will be able to grow the powers of the neuronal network, a system which provides role-playing like mechanics that increase the hominids’ traits and abilities. In a novel twist, game mechanics are built around the core functions of what makes us all human – senses, intelligence, communication and motricity inspired systems help players navigate through the fray and go from the fear of the unknown to the exhilaration of discovery. It is the players’ choices and actions that ultimately determine their story of evolution from prey to predator.