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Guide a strange blue wanderer through an ethereal, forested world in this atmospheric puzzler. You’ll need a keen eye to match runic symbols in your inventory to their counterparts in the environment, a challenge that gets increasingly complex as the eponymous Pilgrim progresses through the game.

Game team Free Minds drew inspiration from their walks in the deep forests of Redmond, as well as the music of the classic Scottish electronic duo Boards of Canada.

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Awards and Recognition

  • 2019 DigiPen Arcade @ PAX West

    Featured Game

Game Screenshots

  • The menu screen for The Pilgrim, featuring many of the game’s runic puzzle symbols embossed on colored triangles.
  • A blue skinned boy with lopsided eyes, stands next to runic shapes in an abstract forest.
  • A densely forested level bathed in dark blue twilight featuring a central mound covered in runic symbols.
  • The Pilgrim stands in the background near three glowing floating runes, with giant stone rune slabs in the foreground.

The Team

  • Torrey Rose Carlson

    BFA in Digital Art and Animation

    Role: Environmental Artist

  • Caleb Klomparens

    BS in Engineering and Sound Design

    Role: Audio Lead and Composer

  • Jacob McPeak

    BS in Computer Science in Real-Time Interactive Simulation

    Role: Tech Lead

  • Jason Murray

    BS in Computer Science in Real-Time Interactive Simulation

    Role: Producer

  • William Podpechan

    BFA in Digital Art and Animation

    Role: Lead Artist, Concept Designer

  • Elliott Strait

    BS in Computer Science and Game Design

    Role: Level and UI Designer


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