In Song of the Firefly the world has ended. The air has become toxic and humans are almost all gone from the world. Only Sam, Sarah, and Doctor Williams seem to be around in post-apocalyptic Europe. That is, until Sarah goes missing. As her best friend, Sam is incredibly concerned and begins to search for her. This is where the game begins and where players take over. They must explore the darkened landscape for clues – and hopefully discover what happened.
This platformer offers 3D graphics in a very dark landscape. Almost everything is shrouded in darkness, leaving only fireflies to light the world. Sam collects said fireflies in a lantern in order to see. It seems this mechanic may be utilized in puzzles. If nothing else, the concept is thematically unique. The landscape looks oddly beautiful in tranquility, although it’s all a bit creepy too. As Sam searches, he receives help from Dr. Williams. At other times he may even discover Sarah’s old inventions and utilize them.
Would you like to see Song of the Firefly become a reality? Arpeggio Games is asking for £15,000 (or about $24,000) to bring their project to PC. If you’d like to own it on Steam then feel free to upvote their Greenlight page in the meantime. What’s the word on console ports? Obtaining £100,000 would fund a PS4 and Xbox One version. Unfortunately, the game engine used to create Song of the Firefly is not compatible with Wii U, effectively meaning Nintendo fans will have to sit this game out regardless of funding amount.