We have another game announcement for you all! We’re very excited to be partnering with Pixpil, a small studio in Shanghai, to bring you Eastward!

 

 

Eastward is an adventure game combining RPG elements, with a visual style inspired by 90s Japanese animation. The game was built around pixel artist Hong Moran’s original intricate post-apocalyptic pixel designs, and the team’s joint love of the Mother and The Legend of Zelda series, inspiring them to create a narrative-driven RPG with a soft sci-fi storyline.

 

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In the not-too-distant future, the world around is falling to ruin, as the human population shrinks to an all-time low. You play as a hardworking digger named John, who discovers a mysterious young girl in a secret facility underneath his digging site. After being exiled from his village, John must guide this girl through dangerous decaying cities, inhabited by hordes of monsters and a quirky cast of characters!

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Eastward’s emotional story and beautifully rich and vibrant world has been brought to life using a combination of 3D lighting and retro-pixel style artwork, powered by a game engine of Pixpil’s own making. Development on the game started in 2015 with only 3 studio members, and since then has grown to match the game’s ambition, also bringing on board the talents of soundtrack composer Joel Corelitz (Hohokum, The Unfinished Swan & The Tomorrow Children, Gorogoa) and sound design from Irish studio, Hyperduck Soundworks.

You can find out more about Eastward on the game’s website and twitter, or follow the developers on the Pixpil twitter and tumblr. 

Stay tuned for more information as the game progresses!

Interstellaria, the real-time space exploration sim and crew management game by one-man-dev-team Coldrice Games, finally has a release date! The game will be available on Steam 17th July for PC, Mac and Linux at $9.99 / £6.998,99€. For now, you can check out the Steam page in advance and watch the launch trailer above!

  • Tactical crew management. Direct crewmen to put out fires or repair damaged equipment. Posting them to their station boost your fleets speed and combat abilities.
  • Sims-like crew. They eat, sleep, and they need to be entertained. Each one develops unique traits throughout the game that help or hurt the mission. Various outfits and weapons can be found to customize them further.
  • Fleet-based combat. Instead of controlling a single ship, you control multiple ships, each with their own crew!
  • Fully explorable galaxy, no areas are off limits. Each region has unique ships, aliens, and mysteries to find.
  • Land your ships on planets! Each world is a new experience and has special rewards for you and your crew.
  • Featuring an all original soundtrack from the incredibly popular chiptune musician Chipzel.

Take a look at Interstellaria’s press kit for unedited gameplay footage, screenshots, logos and more info about the game and its developer.

Interstellaria website
@Coldrice_Dev on Twitter
Interstellaria on Facebook