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There’s a Firewatch film in the works

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Firewatch might not have been the perfect game, bit if there’s one thing it nails is feeling human. The relationship between its protagonist Henry and his superior Delilah is at the core of why Firewatch works so well, and it’s enough to warrant a film. Developers Campo Santo have partnered up with Good Universe (Oldboy, Neighbours) to produce a film based on their hit indie success.

Firewatch is being made into a film, just a few months after it launched to critical and commercial success. The game sold north of a million copies when it launched in February of this year, and recently just released on Xbox One with some bonus features. This new partnership with Good Universe includes multiples games and films, which could indicate that Campo Santo intends to make this sort of crossover a regular thing for future projects.

Firewatch follows the journey of Henry – a new lookout in the Wyoming wilderness that has moved out there to escape his deeply troubled past. He soon forms a relationship with his mysterious supervisor Delilah, as they both investigate some strange occurrences in the park during the early 1980s. While Firewatch is an experience that everyone should play through, it isn’t without some flaws as I described in my review from earlier this year.

A brilliant adventure packed with some of the best dialogue gaming has ever been medium to, Firewatch manages to engross you from the moment it begins and throughout its fittingly brief tale. Even if the journey is far more captivating than the eventual destination, Firewatch is more than worth the price of admission. Wyoming and its mysteries await.

Dialogue and player agency were central to Firewatch’s strengths, so watching Camp Santo and Good Universe tackle that without the ability for viewers to make choices will be interesting. It’s a project I’m definitely going to be keeping my eyes on closely.

Last Updated: September 27, 2016


  1. Ottokie

    September 27, 2016 at 09:31

    I still need to get around to actually playing this game xD


    • ??????? ????? ™

      September 27, 2016 at 09:40

      Same here. I still need to get around to actually purchasing this game as well…


    • BakedBagel

      September 28, 2016 at 08:27

      Its a whirlwind of feels bro.

      It left me wanting to have another playthrough, but the game is as perfect with just a single playthrough, its not long 3 hours max if i remember.

      Really stellar story telling game.


  2. DragonSpirit009

    September 27, 2016 at 09:51

    This is kinda cool. Haven’t played the game but I still like what I saw from it!


  3. Dungeon of JJ

    September 27, 2016 at 09:54

    As awesome as this is, we’re talking about Hollywood here. The story WILL be gutted, the plot WILL be thinned out and everything that made it special will be made generic.


    • The Order of the Banana

      September 27, 2016 at 11:04

      Firewatch had a story? I thought it was just some weird hippie walking simulator, where you found yourself touching the occasional wild animal. Almost like a bestiality version of gone Home.


      • Dungeon of JJ

        September 27, 2016 at 11:08

        I haven’t played it, so honestly I can’t say other than what I’ve seen. But it can’t be any more shallow or generic than Hollywood is planning on making it.


        • The Order of the Banana

          September 27, 2016 at 11:56

          Hollywood has an unbelievable talent to make even the shallowest of shallow even more shallow… their curry must be bland as f*ck.


      • BakedBagel

        September 28, 2016 at 08:28

        Man did it ever. Insane story telling. Had my feels train hoot-hooting for a couple days after 😀


  4. The Order of the Banana

    September 27, 2016 at 10:01

    lol, Hollywood continues to scrape the fail barrel. In any case, this is the only movie about a fire you’ll ever need to see.



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