One of the many indie games which are looking promising is the Chrono Trigger-inspired Sea of Stars by the development studio Sabotage Studio who were behind the hit game, The Messenger. While we have a long wait ahead of us for Sea of Stars, which is currently scheduled for 2023, the team put together a stunning new trailer showing off the gorgeous animation, battle system and world exploration. Here’s also a few things that the team wanted to touch on in their written piece on the official PlayStation Blog which you can read here.
- Unshackled Traversal: Swim, climb, vault, jump off or hoist up ledges as you traverse seamlessly through the world with a navigation system based on platformer expertise that breaks free from the classic bound-to-the-grid tileset movement.
- Full-on dynamic lighting: Our custom-made render pipeline allows the creation of a breathtaking world coming to life by pushing the limits of 2D pixel-art games.
- Story-rich adventure: Dozens of original characters and story arcs will take you on a captivating journey. Sometimes epic, sometimes silly, and other times emotional, Sea of Stars does its RPG duty of exploring classic themes of adventure and friendship, while also being chock-full of the unexpected twists and events you’d expect from a Sabotage production.
- A world you can touch: There are many ways to hang out in the world of Sea of Stars if you feel the need for a change of pace in your adventures. Sailing, cooking, fishing, stopping by a tavern to listen to a song or play the infamous tabletop game known as “Wheels”…