One indie developer you should watch out for is Sabotage Studio, the team behind The Messenger. It delivered a fantastic Ninja Gaiden-esque retro platformer with a great story and memorable characters. Now, with Sea of Stars, it's looking to do something similar with old-school turn based RPGs.
You might have caught the debut trailer earlier in the year, but today the studio has released another. You can watch it above, although there isn't much new stuff to see. Still, it's looking rather lovely, isn't it?
Also worth noting is that it's set within the same universe as The Messenger, but in the distant past. The game is a ways off, planned to arrive in 2022, but it should be worth the wait. Presumably it'll appear on PlayStation 5 when the time comes.
Are you excited for Sea of Stars? Take turns in the comments section below.
That’s looking really quite good, I’m loving the look of the character design. If they pile on the QoL improvements, it could be a real winner.
Hi there fellow gamers. I absolutely loved The Messenger. It was a nice homage to old school games and this one feels just the same. The art style is really neat looking and it´s nice that it is a rpg with turn based mechanics. This could be another hidden gem of an indie game. It is still very far way though. Cheers and happy gaming to us all
I've been wanting this game soooo bad, but it's soooo far away. 2022? Getouttahere...!!!
I'm sure it will be a great game but 2022? Maybe we'll have a Vita 2 by then to play it on. I can dream.
This looks really cool. Great lighting effects, and the combat system looks interesting. But yeah, 2022 is a long ways away... Hoping that means this will be a very meaty game. The Messenger was a super solid action platformer, so I have high expectations from these guys!
dang, that is an early reveal for an indi game. great visuals... looks inspired by secret of mana perhaps. the messenger was amazing so i have high hopes for this.
2022.... Why show it now?
@Makina 2022 is only 18 months away so it's not that crazy. Breath of the Wild was shown 5 years before release, as was FFVIIR. Cyberpunk 2077 was announced at least 5 years ago, IIRC, and still isn't here. So what might just turn out to be 18 months isn't bad.
Must be a small team of devs if it looks this good already but going for a 2022 release. I know i will have forgotten about this game by then.
@Matroska For things like FF7R or BotW i get it. It's Nintendo/Sony making mandatory hype moves for E3 nonsense.
But for a indie new IP...?
Good sprite art, but nothing about it is screaming "play me!" otherwise.
Looks good, reminded me of chrono trigger.
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