In Other Waters sounds fairly lovely. It seems to be good as properly, with that cyan and yellow scheme above, however probably the most lovely components about it you received’t see in any respect. They’re described to you, an exosuit AI, by the xenobiologist carrying you whereas exploring an ocean filled with alien lifeforms. The manage-y, explore-y, narrative-y sci-fi game is out at the moment so that you’re welcome to dive in. The water’s wonderful.
Biologist Ellery Vas has arrived on a overseas planet to discover a abandoned base and surrounded by unfamiliar ocean lifeforms. As her swimsuit AI, it’s your job to maintain Ellery secure as she uncovers the historical past of the planet and catalogs new species she finds. You’ll spend the game interacting with the world via your interface, not exploring the world in 3D as Ellery does. She retains you abreast of all of the sights regardless of your lack of blinkin’ human eyes.
Alice B’s given this one a go, which you’ll learn in her In Other Waters review. “In Other Waters remains calming and lovely throughout because the terrible secret already happened decades ago, and the planet survived,” she says of the setting. “Life adapted, changed, and eventually thrived again. So there’s no burden on your shoulders, really.”
“Ellery even describes the way-points you travel to as you scan and discover them, so that In Other Waters becomes almost like reading a dreamy, science-y novel,” Alice says. “Eventually, if you complete the study of a creature or plant, Ellery will even include a sketch. Only a little one, though. Only a stolen glimpse, so your imagination isn’t totally ruined.”
It sounds fairly beautiful—meditative, perhaps—dwelling or dying based mostly on the standard of the writing. Alice says that’s prime notch as properly.
In Other Waters is out at the moment. You can discover it over on Steam for £11.39/$14.99/€12.49.
Disclosure: In Other Waters is essentially the work of Gareth Damian Martin, who wrote about Echo for RPS one time, however who hasn’t written for us by now? Maybe in the future I’ll pen a game and RPS must disclose me. What a day that’ll be.