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Challenge Accepted! "The Trail: Frontier Challenge" Coming Soon to Steam

Are you ready to discover the undiscovered? Are you ready to climb the tallest mountains, wear the finest clothes, and earn a fortune beyond compare? Then welcome to the New World! Welcome to Peter Molyneux’s The Trail: Frontier Challenge, launching this summer on Steam!

The Trail: Frontier Challenge is an innovative game in which players from across the globe can explore together as they collect, craft, trade, and journey to Eden Falls, a frontier town just beyond a vast mountain range. As players amass fortune and notoriety, they work together to build a thriving community in Eden Falls and ultimately become the leader of the most successful town in the new frontier.

The Trail was originally launched on mobile, but has been completely rebuilt and redesigned for a wholly PC audience by including challenges, character skill upgrade trees, and more strategic gameplay.

“Our goal with The Trail: Frontier Challenge was to take the core gameplay and narrative of The Trail on mobile, and reimagine it for Steam players,” said Peter Molyneux, Creative Director, 22cans. “PC players are looking for a completely immersive and uniquely challenging experience, and I think they will be pleased with what we’ve created.”

Molyneux continued, “The gameplay has been developed to be far more strategic; for example, players will now have to balance what they carry in their packs against how fast and far they can travel. Bigger items are heavier and slow you down; smaller items are lighter so you can travel faster.”

Also new to Steam, the weather will affect player progress in challenging and sometimes unpredictable ways. Extreme cold requires additional food, while muddy terrain can slow progress, but players can invest in improved clothing & gear to receive various buffs to help counteract these effects. After reaching Eden Falls, travelers will have the opportunity to set up shop as one of 5 professions: Explorer, Hunter, Lumberjack, Cook, or Tailor. Each profession has its own skill tree to progress through and can only be truly mastered when every skill is unlocked.

“One of our main goals as a publisher is to empower developers to create unique experiences for players on any platform,” said Emily Greer, co-founder and CEO of Kongregate. “So when 22cans told us their vision for a Steam version of The Trail, we were very excited to continue our partnership and bring The Trail: Frontier Challenge to a new audience. PC players will be pleased with the thoughtful approach the team took to adapting the concept of The Trail into a more strategic, immersive vision for Steam.”

The Trail: Frontier Challenge will launch this summer at 10% off, and it will be regularly priced at $14.99. Players can wishlist the game on Steam today to receive notifications when it launches. For more information on The Trail, follow the official game channels on Twitter & Facebook.