Picture yourself in a post-apocalyptic world, where there is nothing but an steam-powered vehicle that is the only means of travel. It doesn’t sound like a typical story, does it? This is the concept used in the upcoming game, FAR: Lone Sails, that is arriving to Android and Apple devices on October 1st for $3.99. The game is developed by a small studio Okomotive and published by Mixitivion and is already available on Steam (with a special 50% off promotion ending August 31st), Xbox, and PlayStation.
FAR: Lone Sails is an adventure game, where a small engineer journeys around a post-apocalyptic world in a unique locomotive-like vehicle. Whether it is avoiding rocks falling from the sky due to a volcano eruption to the fire box bursting in flames, the engineer will need to overcome these unexpected challenges while driving the vehicle. Don’t worry, this is a zombie free post-apocalyptic world; “it’s just you and your machine vs. the big nothing.” – stated on Steam.
In addition, the history of the game’s development is an interesting one. The development of FAR: Lone Sails began with Okomotive’s Co-founder Don Schmocker‘s Bachelor’s thesis in 2015, who later recruited today’s Lead Level Designer Philip Stern, Lead Animator Martina Hugentobler, and a few other university friends with Co-founder Goran Saric to complete it. The concept of a post-apocalyptic world began with “a lot of inspirations.” – states Philip Stern in the prankster101 productions interview. “In game terms, FTL (Faster Than Light) would be one. Journey was a big inspiration. Also a lot of movies. Theo Jansen, a Dutch artist who makes very creative sculptures that are moving through the wind on the beaches. They are walking with wind power. It looks really amazing. That was one big inspiration.”
Though there are wonderful games developed by various game studios today, there is little to hear about a title that began with a couple of university students. To learn more about the studio’s projects and receive updates about FAR: Lone Sails, check out Okomotive’s Twitter page. Again, it is set to release on Apple and Android devices on October 1st for $3.99 as well as available on Steam, Xbox, and PlayStation. Happy travels everyone.