A gorgeous new indie game called Aquamarine has caught our attention over on Kickstarter. The science fiction adventure game includes standout illustrative artwork and an interactive fiction feel. It has been in development by Moebial Studios for a few years and is only a couple weeks away from making its funding goal if the game gods smile down upon it.
In the game, you play as a lone space traveler known only as The Seeker, whose starcraft is intercepted by a malicious signal while orbiting an uncharted planet covered in water. Forced to eject from her malfunctioning starcraft, The Seeker is marooned on a tiny island surrounded by an endless alien ocean, with nothing but her amphibious survival pod.
Throughout her underwater journey to reach her crashed starcraft, she’ll uncover the lost history of this planet reclaimed by the elements, and learn the true nature of why she ended up here.
The game is inspired by psychedelic comics and artwork of the 17970s, French artists like Moebius and to René Laloux, as well as Japanese animation studio Studio Ghibli, to the outsider art featured in issues of Heavy Metal magazine–the mind-bending sci-fi of the ’70s and ’80s has majorly influenced the aesthetic and world-building of Aquamarine.
Staying true to that golden era, every visual element has been hand-drawn, hand-colored, and hand-animated, giving our world the feeling of a comic book come to life.
You can back Aquamarine on Kickstarter here.
The Blue Moon is out now!
StoryFix Media publishes interactive fiction games and novels. Our sci-fi text adventure The Pulse is out now.