Skybox Labs, co-developer of Halo Infinite releases their brand new IP, Stela.
Stela is a cinematic, atmospheric platformer about a young woman witnessing the final days of a mysterious ancient world.
Overcome daunting challenges, treacherous terrain, and gargantuan beasts while traversing a decaying land. Manipulate the environment to solve elaborate puzzles and creep past dangerous creatures under cover of muted landscapes, all set to an original soundtrack. Survive sweeping environments including mysterious towns, haunting forests, and massive subterranean ruins brought to life in an atmospheric experience.
Muted colors blanket the terrains, while the beacon of a monastery high in the mountains lights the only hopeful path. Roam the formerly vibrant world by solving massively scaled puzzles embedded in colossal monuments.
Stela is a game that can be compared to other platforming, puzzle-solving games like limbo. There is no dialogue and has an original soundtrack by Vancouver-based studio A Shell in the Pit. The story is told through the features of previously thriving locations.
“For Stela, we really wanted to blend together a touching story with outstanding music and beautiful landscapes to make an experience that is grand in scale yet still personally intimate,” said Shyang Kong, Co-Founder, SkyBox Labs.
SkyBox Labs, founded in 2011, is a game development studio based in Vancouver, BC, Canada. They’ve helped develop titles alongside some of the world’s top publishers such as Xbox Game Studios, GungHo, and Electronic Arts. Along with Stela, they are working on Halo Infinite and projects within the Minecraft universe. Halo Infinite is rumored to be released around the holiday season next year.
A review for Stela will be published by TheNerdStash at a later date.
Damien has been playing games since he could pick up a controller. His favorites are Gears of War, League of Legends, and Mass Effect. When not writing for TheNerdStash he can be found drooling over Cyberpunk2077.