About This Game
Firewatch is a single-player first-person mystery set in the Wyoming wilderness.
The year is 1989. You are a man named Henry who has retreated from his messy life to work as afire lookout in the Wyoming wilderness. Perched high atop a mountain, it’s your job to look for smoke and keep the wilderness safe. An especially hot, dry summer has everyone on edge. Your supervisor, a woman named Delilah, is available to you at all times over a small, handheld radio—your only contact with the world you've left behind. But when something strange draws you out of your lookout tower and into the world, you’ll explore a wild and unknown environment, facing questions and making choices that can build or destroy the only meaningful relationship you have.
A Note: Firewatch is a video game about adults having adult conversations about adult things. If you plan on playing with a younger gamer, that might be good to know going in.
Living, breathing characters brought to life by Cissy Jones (The Walking Dead: Season 1) and Rich Sommer (Mad Men).
A spectacular wilderness environment by Olly Moss and Jane Ng (Brutal Legend, The Cave) with secrets and discoveries to be made over every hill.
A completely contiguous outdoor space unlocked as you explore and designed by Nels Anderson (Mark of the Ninja)
A tailor made story where the choices you make shape the narrative and build character relationships. Make your play-through yours.
An edge-of-your-seat mystery by Sean Vanaman and Jake Rodkin (Walking Dead: Season 1, Poker Night at the Inventory). Plunge into the sprawling Shoshone National Forest as Henry becomes increasingly embroiled in a series of strange events that test the limits of his relationships and understanding.
A stirring original soundtrack by Chris Remo (Gone Home)
Fluid first-person animation by James Benson (Ori & The Blind Forest)
With Programming by Will Armstrong (Bioshock II) and Ben Burbank (Brutal Legend, Space Base DF-9) and Patrick Ewing (Twitter).