If you remember and cherish 2017’s deeply striking Where the Goats Are, you’re in for a lovely surprise. Lambic Studios (Memory of God) is currently developing The Stillness of the Wind, an equally mesmerizing indie experience that quickly aims for the profound in the midst of the mundane, slated for “when the goats are ready.” The Stillness of the Wind promises a petite, perfect package of rumination on life, loss, and the beauty in simplicity. Says The Stillness of the Wind‘s Steam page:
“A quiet game of life and loss. One by one, everyone left the village for the city. Everyone, except Talma. Approaching her final years, she maintains a simple way of life tending to her homestead, surviving, subsisting, whilst increasingly disturbing letters arrive from her family in the city.”
The Stillness of the Wind carries forward much of its predecessor’s structure, and is certain to mirror its themes, as well. However, as the original Where the Goats Are was intended to last only around an hour, and has yet to be released on Steam, the Steam release for The Stillness of the Wind may possibly speak to a longer, more involved experience. In an industry bustling and bristling with color, animation, and violence, contemplative titles like these are as a cool breeze to our fevered brow.