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Lost Sea Launches July 5 on PS4

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Lost Sea Launches July 5 on PS4
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Hello again! This is Aidan from eastasiasoft with some exciting news about our game Lost Sea! After months of toiling away in secrecy we can now official announce Lost Sea will be coming to PS4 on July 5!

To coincide with the news, we put together a new trailer that showcases what the game is all about.

Lost Sea is an explorative action-adventure game set inside the perilous environment of the Bermuda Triangle. One of the core aspects of the game is exploring a myriad of procedurally generated islands, each with its own unique landmarks and population of friendly crew members and deadly critters.

The idea of having procedurally generated islands is something we decided on right at the start of the project, and the concept of a continually shifting archipelago lent itself well to the mysterious setting of the Bermuda Triangle. Lost Sea is a pretty challenging game, so we wanted to make sure that people wouldn’t get tired of seeing the same islands over and over again.

Implementing a procedural generation system is a pretty large endeavor. It takes a lot of work to devise a system that makes the game world sufficiently different while ensuring that the islands created are possible for the player to complete and have a good mix of elements. Throughout the course of development, we saw our fair share of crazy islands. From tiny beaches populated entirely with the deadliest creatures the game has to offer to having the player’s ship trapped on a lake inside the island, Lost Sea definitely kept us on our toes!

Overall we’re really happy with how the island generation system turned out. After landing on a new island you have no idea what you’re getting into. Maybe it will be easy to explore, populated with lots of skilled crew members and powerful items, or maybe it will be a gigantic, barren island full of murderous creatures and traps.

Having a release date is exciting… but that’s not all! We’re also going to be releasing a limited boxed version of Lost Sea in partnership with the fine folks over at Limited Run Games. There’s something extra special about seeing a game that you’ve worked on as a physical object, knowing that it will be in people’s homes around the world. It was an awesome experience putting together the manual and artwork, and it brought back memories of hours spent pouring over the manuals for our favorite games.

Make sure to keep an eye on our blog, where over the next few days I’ll be going into much greater detail about the development for some of the core features of Lost Sea. In the meantime, if you have any questions feel free to contact us on Twitter or in the comments section below!

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  • This looks like a lot of fun. I will give it a try on July 5th. Congrats on the release of Lost Sea!

  • Thermopyle2

    Great to finally see some details. What price point will this be releasing at? Will there be a launch discount?

  • DIESELKING69

    Will this be Co-op at all? Thanks and looks great

    • Aidan Price
      Aidan Price

      Thanks :D No co-op – we wanted Lost Sea to be a challenging solo experience!

  • Oh man, this looks so good! Love the art style and the fact that the islands are procedurally generated. Sounds like something I’ll really be able to sink my teeth into.

    • Aidan Price
      Aidan Price

      Thanks – we have some additional details over on our blog about how we landed on the art style. I’ll be putting one together about the procedural generation stuff soon!

  • I agree, it does look like a fun game which I’ll def get :)

  • Looks great! Can’t wait to play it.

    • Aidan Price
      Aidan Price

      Cheers – we’re really excited for people to get hands on with Lost Sea !

  • magicfan345

    Lost Sea looks interesting, perhaps down the road once I get a PS4. Right now I have a PS3 and a PS Vita that are waiting for Rainbow Skies. Hopefully they won’t be waiting much longer. We really loved Rainbow Moon, and are looking forward to the sequel. Keep up the good work!

  • ZombieDark30

    Looking forward to it!

  • Thermopyle2

    Will there be a demo for this?

    • Aidan Price
      Aidan Price

      No demo planned. We did have hands on at PSX and a few other shows but are focused on the full game in the run up to release :D

  • Looks fun to play! It would be awesome on Vita…

    Does the game have an actual campaign/story?

    • Aidan Price
      Aidan Price

      With Lost Sea we are aiming for a large amount of replayability through procedural generation, so don’t have a heavily scripted campaign / story.

    • I love when the developers come to the blog and reply to us.

      Thanks, Aidan!

  • Looks great. Can we expect a Platinum trophy to go after?

  • The game looks like fun, but it’s not the sort of game I allocate time to on my PS4. It is however, the perfect game for my PlayStation Vita. Any plans to bring this to the Vita?

  • Any news on EU release and price? Looks fun!

  • TrueAssassin86x

    Interesting any chance this will be a free for plus game come july? If not i am still buying it lately to me indies are becoming more my go to games instead of the so called Sixty Dollar Triple A Games.

  • Por please you can not save the game do something. Asin can not play.It knows something.

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