The year is 1989. You are a man named Henry who has retreated from his messy life to work as a fire 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 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 forest, you’ll explore a wild and unknown environment, facing questions and making choices that can build or destroy the only meaningful relationship you have.
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.
A stunningly beautiful wilderness environment that expands as you explore. A tailor-made story: the choices you make shape the narrative and build relationships. An edge-of-your-seat mystery. Secrets and discoveries to be made over every hill.
The story of Firewatch is built upon its main characters, and as such, they're voiced by professionals to ensure that you get the full experience. But be careful, how you talk to your partner will affect the game. Plus, if you choose to ignore them, you'll lose the chance to hear new conversations, you'll never get them back in the story. Plus, you have to choose how you handle situations in the game, from dealing with trespassers, to animals, and much more. Your choices decide what happens next.
The game also features an original soundtrack, one that perfect balances the natural beauty of the wilderness with the mystery and suspense that the game offers.