The title announced at the Wholesome Snack 2023: The Game Awards Edition show is set to debut on Steam in early access in 2024.
Designed for collaborative play with up to 16 players, Voyagers of Nera invites gamers into a realm teeming with enigmatic islands, magic, and camaraderie. Players embark on seafaring escapades, construct settlements, and forge an extraordinary bond with the living spirit of their island.
The announcement trailer offers a glimpse into the players’ pivotal role as guardians entrusted with restoring harmony to a world in turmoil. Featuring oceanic exploration, enchanting interactions with mystical creatures, and collaborative village-building, the trailer teases an immersive gaming experience.
Players craft and personalize their shared island’s settlement, nurturing the island spirit and unlocking new possibilities. As they progress, the game offers enhanced tools, formidable gear, and opportunities to expand the island’s physical expanse.
Treehouse Games is led by industry veterans including cofounder Ryan Sullivan, who previously worked on the heartwarming RPG Guildlings. Cofounder Andrea Sepenzis, game director, is focused on creating an inclusive, collaborative, and imaginative game that appeals to a diverse audience, including women and cooperative players.
“Voyagers of Nera is an exploration into the heart of cooperative gaming, fostering diverse contributions from players with various playstyles,” said Sullivan, in a statement. “Our aim is to create a game that emphasizes cooperation, shared progression, and creative expression, steering away from the grim and challenging survival mechanics prevalent in the genre.”
Players can wishlist the game on Steam and stay updated on playtesting and early access details through the Treehouse Games Discord.
Treehouse Games was founded in 2020 by industry veterans from Riot Games and indie startups.
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