Sable: The Inspiration Behind the Game and How to Get Started

Hello! We’re Shedworks and we’re excited to share Sable with you today! It’s available now for Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Windows 10, and with Xbox Game Pass. We hope you enjoy the game!

How it all started…

Sable is a game we started as a 2-person studio, out of my parent’s shed. Since then, the team has grown and fluctuated over time and we’ve brought in collaborators to support us making the game, without whom the game would not exist. It’s been a long journey, and one we’ve been grateful to have people join us on.


Throughout the game’s development, we’ve been inspired by all sorts of art and media, from artists such as Moebius, the animation of Studio Ghibli and architects like Carlo Scarpa, the Metabolists, and Archigram. We’ve tried to apply this inspiration in a way that hopefully evokes a unique and captivating world for you to explore.

There is no wrong path.

Sable is a game about exploration, a game where we encourage you to play without a preconceived plan or direction but to let the sweep of the dunes gently guide your journey. If you see something interesting, divert your original path. If you think you’ve encountered something “before you’re supposed to,” we encourage it. It can be a slow-paced game at times, designed to allow you to take a moment to soak in the soundscape crafted by Japanese Breakfast and Martin Kvale and the general atmosphere of different places you visit.



The primary goal is to collect Masks on your Gliding, a rite of passage taken by everyone as they mature into adulthood. There are several locations where you can meet an array of characters who can help you gather masks, it’s worth taking your time to speak to them and find out their stories too.


You’ll be journeying with a travelling companion, Simoon – a hoverbike gifted to Sable by her clan for the duration of her Gliding. Simoon will transport you across the world, but as a player you will also be able to customise how the bike looks, feels, and sounds to your own tastes, unlocking new parts and colour palettes on your adventure.


Where will your Gliding take you?

We’re excited to see which directions your Glidings take you, what parts of the world resonate with you and your reactions to the game we’ve made. Sable is available today for Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Windows 10, and with Xbox Game Pass.

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ABOUT THIS GAME Embark on a unique and unforgettable journey and guide Sable through her Gliding; a rite of passage that will take her across vast deserts and mesmerizing landscapes, capped by the remains of spaceships and ancient wonders. Explore the dunes on your hoverbike, scale monumental ruins and encounter other nomads as you unearth mysteries long forgotten and discover who she really is behind her mask. With its unique art style and original soundtrack by Japanese Breakfast, envelop yourself in Sable’s world and explore everything at your own pace. There is a lot in this world just waiting to be discovered. Do not be afraid. Take the leap. FEATURES • Explore a rich world, full of remnants of past civilisations. • Climb, leap, hover, glide – use everything at your disposal to discover every inch of the world in front of you • Customise your hover bike as you find, or earn, new parts • Help other clans and nomads that you meet along the way • Lose yourself in an adventure and find yourself through masks, outfits and other collectables, to represent who you are to those around you… • Complete puzzles to earn rewards and forge your path in an unforgiving terrain • Try your hand at fishing in the desert, and showcase your collection of bugs and fish in the Vivarium.