The Wonderful 101 Remastered has proved that there's still life left in the Kickstarter approach to video game development, and it's now the way that the studio behind The Messenger will fund its next game. Sea of Stars is a turn-based RPG from developer Sabotage which requires £78,900 of funding to become a reality. Planned for launch in 2022, it'll come to consoles and PC, and we have to assume that the PlayStation 5 will be one of them.
Interestingly, Sea of Stars is a prequel to The Messenger, however, it is no longer a 2D action platformer. Instead, the Canadian team is developing a turn-based RPG which attempts to modernise the genre with combat, storytelling, exploration, and interactions with the environment. We quite like the look of the game, and our friends over at Nintendo Life actually got to play it for themselves.
From what we've seen so far, Sea of Stars is off to a fabulous start and fans of The Messenger surely won't be disappointed with the studio's latest venture. As a fully-authored RPG experience taking the best aspects from retro titles and integrating them with new 21st century systems, we'd wager that Sea of Stars has the potential to strike a chord with an even bigger audience.
We might have to wait quite a while for the final version, assuming the game does reach its funding goal, but it might well be worth the wait. What do you think of Sea of Stars? Await your turn in the comments below.