The downside with having your first recreation be a hit is that ‘tough second album’ factor; making a comply with up that grabs new folks with out alienating your present fanbase You can’t simply make the identical recreation once more, however a bit extra. Nor are you able to make one thing unrecognizable. So extra significant, acquainted however new, larger and higher however not bloated. No strain.
Far: Lone Sails started as a college challenge that, over a number of years, ended up being an exquisite and meditative expertise that constructed our studio. We couldn’t be extra pleased with the look, really feel and sound of the sport, its great handcrafted attraction which has at all times helped us stand out in a crowd, drawing gamers in with the painterly type and dynamic soundtrack. Far: Changing Tides is one other atmospheric automobile journey, as we prefer to name it, so the DNA is similar however we’re increasing in new instructions.
Lone Sails had arid vistas, a solar scorched airplane crammed with ash storms and sand lined wrecks. Changing Tides swaps these for drowned continents tidal waves and the concern of what’s beneath the glassy floor. We needed to inform a narrative that will be recent however immediately recognizable, and it’s once more teased out over the course of the sport. Our protagonist, Toe, wakes to seek out their hometown flooded and an deserted ship turns into your lifeline and new residence.
The journey from submerged cities to open water will tease the broader world and its inhabitants by environmental storytelling, and it was vital for us to remain true to the stress-free expertise gamers had with Lone Sails, that provides you time to cease and take within the breath-taking surroundings, or admire the dynamic soundtrack. Beauty within the face of destruction. Hope the place there’s solely despair. At the identical time it’s enjoyable to see when gamers have a very totally different method and benefit from the recreation how they wish to.
For now, it’s early days so that you’ve solely seen a small reveal of a a lot bigger recreation. We’ll be again to discover much more forward of the sport’s launch later this yr.