Rise up, corsairs and sailors! Olija, our rock-solid fantasy action game, will go on a PS4 adventure on January 28, 2021.
Your PS4, a powerful gateway to other worlds, will lead you to Terraphage, a wild land filled with new challenges and old stories. I’m Thomas Olsson from Kyoto-based Skeleton Crew Studio, a small games studio with big dreams.
Olija retraces the adventures of Faraday, a shipwrecked man then trapped in the mysterious land of Terraphage. Armed with a legendary harpoon, he and other castaways attempt to leave this hostile country and return to their homeland.
“I saw it all, I felt it, I even drank your sorrow deeply.
Salt and blood tasting boat hulls …
… Bitter tears soaking tattered sails.
Arise, captain without a ship.
Are you not the captain of all our destinies?
– Ishtar four claws
When Faraday wakes up on Terraphage’s strange and cold shore, all is unknown, treacherous and deadly. His crew is lost and scattered. The house is far away.
But there is more than death and the shadows lurking …
There is wisdom and kindness in the words of an old boatman.
Freedom in the daring flights of an exotic crow.
Power in the cold iron of an ancient mystical harpoon.
And above all, goodness and hope, found in the calm and determined eyes of a queen.
Will you answer the call of adventure and lead the castaways home?
“After a great storm, the tide washed away the fallen oak trees…
… Allowing the castaways to build these docks.
The storm gives way as it sweeps away.
– A castaway
Part of Olija’s story and atmosphere was inspired by various trips to Asia and dreams of adventure. His brutal, fast-paced combat was built instinctively around the Harpoon of Legend, a relic that allows Faraday to instantly teleport to targets the Harpoon pierces. It is a personal game that has become a reality through the combined efforts of wonderful individuals.
We all sincerely hope you enjoy it.