I remember seeing Fall of Porcupine a while back, and wondering how you land a cozy game set in the healthcare industry. The game doesn't launch until sometime next year, but it looks like they are giving away 1000 copies to healthcare workers, which is just wonderful.
Fall of Porcupine is Being Offered for Free at Launch to 1,000 Healthcare Professionals
The prologue has already received over 100,000 downloads!
The holiday season is in full swing, and as many of us prepare to nestle down for the next week, publisher Assemble Entertainment and indie studio BUNTSPECHT.GAMES are thrilled to share some news sure to make you feel as warm and fuzzy as your favourite hot cocoa.
The developer announced today that Fall of Porcupine, the recently-announced cosy adventure game that deals with the hardships faced in the healthcare industry, will be available — for free — for 1,000 healthcare professionals when the game launches in 2023. This special offer is limited solely to healthcare professionals using the Steam platform in the US, UK, and Canada.
Fall of Porcupine follows Finley, a freshly graduated med school student preparing for his first residency in a brand new small town that seems warm and inviting…at first. Finley must lean on his friends for advice and support as he navigates an “unhealthy” healthcare industry rooting for his demise, all while prioritizing his mental health and self-care. The game is a heartfelt, important tale about the hardships endured by healthcare workers, while also delivering itself as a love letter to the human journey of self-discovery, self-love, and the joys that come with life’s small (and big) accomplishments.
Honouring the announcement, the development team has released an all-new devlog video discussing the inspirations and themes behind their first-ever published title.
This initiative hosted by the developer and Assemble Entertainment couldn’t be more spot-on, given the publisher’s company slogan, “Saving the World. Game by Game.” Fall of Porcupine’s poignant premise is based upon over 20 interviews conducted by the dev team with healthcare professionals from varying sectors. As a “thank you” to those who participated, and every other individual that makes sacrifices to serve others, the teams conjured the idea to literally give back.
For those healthcare professionals interested in redeeming the offer on Steam, please reach out directly to firstname.lastname@example.org and read the Conditions for Participation.
Fall of Porcupine is coming to Steam, Nintendo Switch, Playstation 4/5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S in 2023. The free prologue, called The Last Days of Summer, is currently available on all platforms, and has already enjoyed over 100,000 downloads.
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Finley, Assemble Entertainment, BUNTSPECHT.GAMES wish everyone a healthy and safe holidays!