When I mention "post apocalyptic setting" to you with respect to video games, what's the first image that comes into your mind? For many
most, it's games like Fallout
, Sunset Overdrive
, or maybe Dead Rising
if you're thinking classic zombie apocalypse.
What you probably aren't thinking of is a game where you can't die. You probably aren't thinking of water, unless you're thinking of rationing it for survival, but certainly not a world so full of it that it sets the tone.
New details have emerged from Xbox Wire for upcoming ID@Xbox puzzle-platformer game Submerged
by Uppercut Games
tackles the tired, old idea of a post-apocalyptic world with this alternative approach. It gives you a desolate world that, as the title suggests, is mostly 'submerged' for you to explore, often by boat as you traverse the waters from one crumbling building to the next. Their time with the demo also revealed that a picture is worth a thousand words, as there is little dialogue. The story is conveyed through your interaction with it rather than a hand-held narrative.
If you missed this during our ID@Xbox Goes to GDC Part 3
story recently, head on over to the link and check out the trailer.
Details are still scarce, but this looks like it may be worth keeping your head above water to watch out for.