After a successful Kickstarter campaign, In Other Waters is almost ready to make a splash (sorry) on PC, Mac and Nintendo Switch.
Developer Jump Over the Age and publisher Fellow Traveller released a new trailer for the game, revealing a release window of spring 2020.
In Other Waters is a narrative adventure about the wonders of exploration, fear, vulnerability, and human-AI relationships. As the developer puts it – “sci-fi without soldiers and violence.”
The game tells the story of Ellery Vas, a xenobiologist who discovers extraterrestrial life while searching for her missing partner. Ellery arrives on the planet Gliese 677Cc to join her partner Minae, but when she gets there, all she finds is an abandoned research base and an endless ocean of secrets. And you – an AI guide onboard a malfunctioning diving suit.
Together, Ellery and you will learn to trust each other and reveal the “mysteries of the turquoise depths of an alien ocean.”
What makes In Other Waters stand out is its unique visual style. You experience the game through the “eyes” of an AI, so you don’t get to see colorful alien fish or the black depths of the abyss – it’s all just blips and bloops on a screen. You interact with the world using a complex yet intuitive UI that lets you scan, take samples and study the creatures you encounter.
In Other Waters was first announced as a PC title back in 2018, but now developer Gareth Damian Martin announced via Twitter it is also coming to Nintendo Switch. I have to admit, the game does look perfect for the handheld console.
Unfortunately, Kickstarter backers (like yours truly) won’t be able to opt for a Switch version instead of the default PC one.
“Nintendo don’t give out codes like Steam so I can’t provide the option to swap to a switch copy,” Martin responded to one Kickstarter backer. “It’s not something I can affect sadly,” he added.
Oh well, we’ll just have to play In Other Waters on PC, then. Or buy a second copy for the Switch.Some of our posts include links to online retail stores. We get a small cut if you buy something through one of our links. Don't worry, it doesn't cost you anything extra.