This game has been Greenlit by the Community!

The community has shown their interest in this game. Valve has reached out to this developer to start moving things toward release on Steam.

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Platforms: PC, Mac, Linux
Languages: English
Players: Single-player
May 30, 2016 @ 3:20am
Jul 12, 2016 @ 11:05am
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Demo Now Available!
Release date: Winter 2016


As a lone polar bear mother & her cub is forced to run for their lives they reach a dead end. A cliff from which the fall would be very hard but they are forced to jump for their lives. As they reach the ground the cub is knocked out unconscious & as he awakes his mother is nowhere to be seen. All that is left is her footprints that soon disappear as a huge snow storm approaches. Distressed the cub has to take a journey to find his lost mother and learn how to survive on his own. Where will this journey take him and what made his mother leave him behind, that is the story of Ephemeral.


Ephemeral - 2.5D platformer/puzzle game based in a snowy atmosphere.
The player controls a polar bear cub leading his way to find his lost mother.
On the way the bear cub stumbles upon many obstacles, which he has to avoid or solve.
The cub is able to jump, crawl, push, climb, run and sneak. If you have ever played Limbo the
controls will seem familiar.


The main action of the game happens in a cold and snowy atmosphere. From snowy forests to ice cold caves, from mountain tops, to iceberg filled seas, from froze lands to dying forests. The environment of Ephemeral is inspired by many sources, even Game of Thrones.

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Jtom2k  [author] Jan 5, 2017 @ 2:38pm 
@Slimebeast - I unfortunately can't answer this as I was only put in place to help manage the community here on Steam. I haven't been in contact with the studio in months...
Slimebeast Jan 5, 2017 @ 1:20pm 
Will this game come out?
Jtom2k  [author] Jul 12, 2016 @ 7:34pm 
Thanks everyone to the continued support! The game is now Greenlit and we will start working on getting this game on Steam! Here is a link to our Steam Group page to follow all the updates.
Tale Studios Jul 12, 2016 @ 9:49am 
Wow, this is really beautiful! Upvoted!
Isma_hell Jul 12, 2016 @ 6:14am 
Biiniite Jul 11, 2016 @ 12:06pm 
Such a beautiful game :)
Speedy Moscales Jun 29, 2016 @ 4:16am 
10/10 would bear again!
mrCrush Jun 28, 2016 @ 12:35am 
Wow! Nice idea, voted Yes!
The Doctor / Varda Jun 11, 2016 @ 10:08pm 
Hi! I'm Varda and I represent a Steam Group. May I have the chance of contact you by mail for press issues? Maybe we can help you with Greenlight Boosting services. Thanks!
Jtom2k  [author] Jun 7, 2016 @ 1:10pm 
@davidegendo - we plan on making it smoother and adding fur so it looks more realistic and alive. :)