Factsheet

Developer:
Sparrow House Games
Based in Winnipeg, Manitoba

Release date:
TBA 2017

Platforms:
PC / Mac

Website:
miyamorigame.com

Regular Price:

CAD$ TBA

Description

Long ago, a shrine was built to protect against the evil spirits that were thought to roam the hills northeast of town. Izuna and Gedo are the shrine's guardian foxes. When Gedo disappears, the shrine's protective power is thrown out of balance and strange things start to happen. Gedo wasn't the only one to be spirited away, however, as Suzume's brother Toshiki vanishes one summer night while out catching fireflies. During a frantic search through the woods, Suzume crosses paths with the mysterious fox Izuna and the two decide to help each find what the other is looking for. Miyamori is a 2D action-adventure platformer based on Japanese folklore, in which you take turns playing as Suzume and Izuna to investigate a series of strange events and purify the land of mischievous spirits.

History

Joshua Hurd fell in love with the local folklore during a university exchange to Akita in Tōhoku, Northern Japan in 2013. Back in Canada, he started working on Miyamori in his spare time, as a way to "capture the sense of wonder and adventure I felt while hiking through the Akita countryside. I'm the kind of person that likes to get to know a place slowly and in detail. I wanted to take all those stories and ideas I had gathered, and make something that people will have fun playing." With added inspiration from books such as the Tales of Tono and the works of Miyazawa Kenji, Joshua made Miyamori an enchanting story of love, loss and community. After teaming up with Lachlan Cartland and Kevin Hong for Miyamori’s art, the game was first revealed in July 2016. It is headed to Kickstarter soon.

Features

  • A charming setting and story inspired by Japanese folklore
  • Experience two different gameplay styles as Suzume and Izuna
  • Izuna has many abilities, including shapeshifting and foxfire
  • Your actions as one character affect your gameplay opportunities as another
  • Explore an ever-changing world that transitions from day to night

Videos

Announcement Trailer YouTube


Images

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Selected Articles

  • "A foxy love letter to Japanese folklore."
    - Ana Valens, Killscreen
  • "A swirl of wonder I couldn’t help but fall in love with."
    - James, Geeks World Wide
  • "『Miyamori』の魅力はなんといっても日本の東北を舞台とした独特の設定だろう。"
    - Minoru Umise, Automaton

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About Sparrow House Games

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Sparrow House Games is a small indie studio based out of Winnipeg, Manitoba.

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Miyamori Credits

Joshua Hurd
Code, Audio

Lachlan Cartland
Pixel Art

Kevin Hong
Illustration

Hunter Russell
Main Character Animation

Rebecca Kremer
Art, Editorial


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