Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey has arrived today on the Epic Game Store and is the debut title from Panache Digital Games. This studio, co-founded by Patrice Désilets (creative director of Assassin’s Creed) brings something genuinely unique to the video game sphere. In it, players will relive the early stages of human evolution, across a harsh, unforgiving world. The goal is to ensure their lineage continues on. Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey will also be available digitally for the Playstation 4, and Xbox One this December.
Players begin ten million years ago as an early hominid, our first known ancestor, swinging through the trees of a lush jungle full of dangerous predators like giant pythons, saber-tooth tigers, deadly alligators, as well as other beasts, and will need to master both their character in addition to their surroundings. Through carefully analyzing and discovering the environment, players will help ensure the survival of their clan by expanding the capabilities of their hominid. The player will have the choice in how to advance the neuronal network, offering a host of role-playing game elements that improve different abilities. These choices may allow the clan to advance motor functions, heighten their senses, enhance their intelligence, and unlock better communication amongst the tribe.
Patrice Désilets, Co-Founder/Creative Director of Panache Digital Games had this to say:
“I am extremely proud of what my team and I have accomplished with Ancestors. I wanted to make a game about evolution that would help remind us of our shared primal instincts. Once I thought of this concept, I could not shake this idea of struggling, trying to survive in this massive, dangerous world. Today is a great day because we can now share this game with the real world. It may be a difficult journey but hopefully you can survive just as our own ancestors did.”