Simpler Times are here

The chill life simulator Simpler Times was released today in a surprise launch during the Day of the Devs presentation during Summer Game Fest.

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Simpler Times

Simpler Times takes players on an emotional journey as they guide Taina through the process of packing her childhood treasures for college while reflecting on pivotal moments in her young life. Music is a gateway for those memories, and playing old records whisks her back in time to see how her room – and herself – have grown and changed over the years.

“Simpler Times is like listening to an album for the first time,” said Stoneskip game director Dragos Matkovski. “With each minute, there's something new to discover. Just like finding that favorite song, I’m hoping players will find their favorite moment. We wanted to capture the bittersweet melody of life's transitions in Simpler Times. I’m proud of what our team has accomplished, and we’re looking forward to hearing how it resonates with players.”

Musician George Pandrea's subtle lo-fi score plays a key role throughout Simpler Times, and it's only fitting that iam8bit is sharing it with the world through an upcoming vinyl soundtrack. You can listen to the album's single, "Studies," which was just released on streaming platforms. The Simpler Times soundtrack will be available digitally and on vinyl on June 20.

"We're excited to share Stoneskip's extraordinary debut with the world – and we couldn't resist pulling off a 'One more thing…' reveal at Day of the Devs," says Jon M. Gibson and Amanda White, co-owners and creative directors at iam8bit. "We love how Simpler Times lets players explore and learn more about Taina's life at their own pace. It's a cozy respite from the big, loud games out there, and we hope players find it as soothing as we all do."

iam8bit Presents is also releasing a special bundle, which includes Simpler Times and Coin Crew's 2022's escape-room hit, Escape Academy. Both games are available for 10% off, and players who have already purchased Escape Academy can buy Simpler Times at a discount.

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