Good Shepherd Entertainment (John Wick Hex) and indie developer Ace Team (Zeno Clash, Rock of Ages) have announced a new publishing partnership for The Eternal Cylinder. This ambitious take on open-world survival adventure games is expected to release in 2020 on gaming consoles and exclusively via the Epic Games store for Windows PC at launch.
In The Eternal Cylinder, players control a herd of adorable creatures called Trebhums and must explore a strange alien world filled with exotic lifeforms, surreal environments, and the constant threat of the Cylinder, a gargantuan rolling structure of ancient origin which crushes everything in its path. This vast ecosystem is a massive, procedurally generated land with unique animal AI, real-time world destruction, and organic exploration and puzzle design for emergent gameplay that ensures no two playthroughs are ever the same.
Your Trebhums begin at the bottom of the food chain but can mutate and evolve with new physical attributes and abilities by eating a variety of flora and fauna. Devise and adapt dozens of mutations, including new traversal skills like flying and swimming to reach new areas, as well as new senses to help overcome puzzles, challenges and dangers. Your many Trebhums can each have different mutations, and new mutations don’t replace ones you already have, letting you stack ability sets in dynamic ways. Each mutation will also change the physical look of a Trebhum, generating near countless surprising creature designs for you to discover organically as you explore.