Factsheet

Developer:
CoseBelle
Based in Italy

Release date:
TBA

Platforms:
PC / Mac

Website:
sellingsunlight.com

Regular Price:
-

Description

In narrative RPG Selling Sunlight, you're a masked merchant traveling in a fantasy world that doesn't move anymore. One side of the planet boils, constantly facing the sun; the other is a frozen desert. The only habitable zone is a thin line of perpetual dawn, an orangish place full of fire spirits, wailing sun-priests, withering plant people, spiders and bees. If you want to make a profit, you'll have to wander. Discover new wonders and cultures, make friends, bargain goods and swap tall tales with other travelers. In this world that stands still, where will you run from your past?

History

Selling Sunlight was born as a one-woman diversion from a very boring internship, and then accidentally became a serious project - attracting more talented people until a team was officially formed. Our main influences include the Rune Factory series, Spice and Wolf, Sunless Sea and the Earthsea cycle.

Features

  • Play as a masked, mysterious main character of uncertain race and gender. Their past and their future are yours to define.
  • Befriend merchants, nomads, musicians, scholars, missionaries and many other travelers, each one with their own agenda. Swap gifts and tall tales, keep in touch with letters, and journey together to avoid loneliness.
  • A gentle, weird word to explore. Dance under the giant mirrors of the Red Temple; visit Green Hamlet, where trees have leaves made of glass; or pay your respects to the Lilac Legion, living in frozen carcasses of giant war-beasts.
  • Haggle with other merchants to maximize your profits. A good trade is not only a matter of money: offer favours and information for a discount, or brazenly try to seduce your opponent.
  • Hand-painted graphics: almost everything is being made with traditional watercolors and much love.
  • An original soundtrack by Davin Dilbert, the composer of Glitchhikers.
  • Bees.

Videos

Trailer YouTube


Images

download all screenshots & photos as .zip (12MB)
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download logo files as .zip (246KB)
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Selected Articles

  • "Narrative RPG ‘Selling Sunlight’ can teach other games how to do diversity right"
    - Jasmine Henry, J Station X
  • "Charm, Barter, Or Seduce Fellow Merchants Despite Your Missing Face In Selling Sunlight"
    - Joel Couture, Siliconera
  • "A New Incubee: Giada Zavarise of Selling Sunlight"
    - Some Guy, Failbetter Games Blog


About CoseBelle

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CoseBelle (Italian for "NiceThings") is an all-female team of former students of the International School of Comics, in Padua. We wish to create narrative games that - like comics - mix beautiful artwork and words to tell a story.

More information
More information on CoseBelle, our logo & relevant media are available here.


Selling Sunlight Credits

CORE TEAM

Chiara Boscaro
Environment artist

Anita Zaramella
Character artist

Giada Zavarise
Writer/programmer

COLLABORATORS

Lucy Kyriakidou
Sprite artist

Devin Vibert
Composer

Oliver Stefan Colombo
Guest Writer

Gaia Lambruschi
Guest writer


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