Following their 2014 re-imagining of the cult classic adventure game Shadowgate, recently released on console, indie developer Zojoi has announced they will release a new title, Argonus and the Gods of Stone, on PC via Steam sometime later this summer.
Different from Zojoi’s past work, Argonus and the Gods of Stone is a first-person adventure game set in ancient Greece, inspired by Greek mythology and fantasy films from the 1960s and 1970s. The player takes on the role of Argonus, a cartographer and historian who wakes up one day only to find himself on the shore of an uninhabited island in the Aegean Sea. The ship Argo, intended to transport the Argonauts in ancient Greek mythology, has been destroyed, so Argonus, guided by a goddess, must solve the mystery of the fate of the Argonauts, in addition to finding a way off the island. Along the way, players will interact regularly with ancient Greek lore in the forms of mysteries, mythical creatures, and occasionally bartering with gods.
Steam lists several main features of game play on the page for the website, highlighting the quality of the game’s visuals, the use of puzzles throughout the game, a good command and inventory system to help keep players immersed in the story, and 20 unlockable Steam achievements. Additionally, the game will be fully narrated by Betsy Brantley (Princess Bride, Who Framed Roger Rabbit?), and the soundtrack will be composed by Rich Douglas (Stranger Things: The Game, Shadowgate ).
Zojoi has also revealed their plans to release two versions of Argonus and the Gods of Stone. In addition to the regular standard edition, players will be able to purchase a special edition that will include more features, such as an estimated 3.5-hour-long walk-through audio book, also narrated by Betsy Brantley, about 20 pages of concept art by illustrator Nabetse Zitro, and a downloadable copy of the game’s score.