Hello, PlayStation peeps! We’ve waited a long time to share this news with you, and finally the word is out! Your quest to save The Peeps from perpetual despair can officially begin on October 25!
Tethered is a simple, unique, and totally immersive strategy game in which you play the part of a Spirit Guardian as you strive to restore balance to your world.
Evil has consumed your world. The Spirit Guardians have been imprisoned inside the ancient, collapsed Totems; only you remain free. The once beautiful floating islands of your universe now drift unguarded — ravaged by creatures of the night. You must wield your elemental powers and gather enough Spirit Energy, a mysterious source of power that permeates everything, in order to release the entombed Guardians and restore balance to the land.
To accomplish this quest, you’ll need help from the island’s inhabitants: The Peeps. Devoted, but overwhelmed by the evil that surrounds them, give them purpose; give them hope. Without them you’ll surely fail in your task, and without you they will inevitably succumb to despair. Your fates are “Tethered.”
Tethered boasts 13 lovingly hand-painted sky islands for you to complete — each one hiding secrets, puzzles, and challenges. Gather enough Spirit Energy on each of the islands to fill the Totem and release the Spirit Guardian imprisoned within. Immerse yourself in the wonder and beauty of a magical universe, carefully crafted to allow you to escape reality.
Tethers Are Purpose
Simplicity is at the heart of every action you take as a Spirit Guardian. In Tethered, you control everything through our unique Tethering mechanic which allows natural and instinctive control over the world you inhabit. A Tether is a physical representation of “Purpose” and creates a contextual, ethereal bond between two things. Tethering is as intuitive as looking at two things you want to interact with.
Prepare By Day, Survive By Night
During daylight, command your Peeps to gather Spirit Energy and resources to improve your industry or defenses, for at night the resource-hungry creatures emerge from the island’s dark underbelly to feed! Each dawn represents a new hope; a chance to rebuild and continue your quest to gather Spirit Energy. Use everything at your disposal to protect your settlement and survive the night.
Wield Elemental Powers
As a god-like Spirit you can control many things, including the weather. Tether sun, rain, ice, and wind clouds to help your Peep’s population grow strong, or use the elements to smite your foes with fiery wrath! Replenish resources, freeze water, or even try Tethering weather to your Peeps — unusual effects can happen!
Sir, Yes Sir!
Your Peeps are more than just your loyal servants. Each one possesses the ability to be promoted into a specialist profession. Once your civic buildings have been constructed, new opportunities open up for you and your faithful subjects. Farmer, Woodsman, or Hero are among the types of promotion you can offer your Peeps — choose well for them!
Infrastructure begins small and simple, a Farm here or a Moot Hall there, but all building types can be upgraded and improved. Build an Armory and you can promote Heroes, then upgrade an Armory to a Pyromancer and you can arm those Heroes with explosive ranged projectiles!
We’ve focused on providing a unique, challenging, and totally comfortable virtual reality experience that will take you on an amazing journey across our beautiful sky island universe. If you want something different, something original, that boasts more than 8 hours of gameplay that’s been built for VR from the ground up, then look no further!