Sable for PC, PS4 and XONE is an exploration adventure game set on a foreign planet. We play as a young girl who travels the vast desert. The originators of the production are two debuting developers from London's independent studio Shedworks. Sable was presented for the first time during E3 2018. The authors drew inspiration from various sources. The most important of these were games such as The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Shadow of the Colossus, animated films by Ghibli studio, as well as French science fiction and fantasy comic books, especially the titles created by Moebius.
The action takes place on a distant planet. The main character of the game, Sable, is a young girl who belongs to one of the nomadic tribes that constantly travels the wilderness. The protagonist leaves her family behind and goes on a lonely journey, which for her is a ritual of transition into adulthood. She takes a levitating scooter with her to explore the desert on her own - this place hides various ruins of long-forgotten civilizations and the mysterious wrecks of spacecraft. On the way, she meets many strangers who deliberately or by chance give her lessons on history, the nature of family, love, and friendship, as well as the place of people in the world.
Sable is an exploratory adventure in which the action was presented from the third-person perspective. Players can freely explore the vast map dotted with various buildings, ruins, and wrecks, where they find various surprises and secrets. Many of them contain puzzles that require us to be perceptive and to interact with the environment.
Our main means of transport is a scooter floating in the air, thanks to which we move quickly between different locations we are interested in, as well as get to places inaccessible on foot. During the adventure, we will also meet other nomads who have different kinds of tasks or requests for us.
Sable's graphics design uses the cel-shading technique, which makes the game similar to the already mentioned French comics and animations. The title also benefits from an organic color palette, which adds an extra atmosphere to the title.