The Stillness of the Wind
Step into the solitary life of Talma, an elderly goat farmer approaching the end of her days—perhaps the end of everything. In this melancholic game following Talma’s story over the course of several days, you are invited to a quiet meditation on life and loss, and to consider: even when there is no hope, how will you pass your final days?
Breed and look after your goats, make cheese from their milk, grow vegetables, water your plants, collect eggs, and protect your herd: it’s a hard but simple life of peaceful subsistence. It’s up to the player on how to spend Talma’s time each day and what your routine will be. Focus on your chores, wander in the desert, reminisce about the past or draw patterns in the dirt. Trade cheese and other items in return for hay for your goats, seeds to plant, fables, exotic items and shotgun shells, whilst exchanging conversation with the travelling merchant, your only human interaction. The merchant brings letters from your family and friends and with them a view into a city that feels both very far away and as if it threatens to wash away the world you know.