We've reported on Eastasiasoft's Lost Sea
since it was announced in 2014. I could make a bunch of "hilarious" jokes about how it was "lost at sea," but luckily for you I already did that in the tagline, so I'll skip that part and instead let you know the procedurally-generated exploration title now has an official release date with a trailer to accompany it.
You never know what you're going to get with each island in Lost Sea
. Aidan Price from Eastasiasoft is pleased with how the island system turned out. He promises the game is "pretty challenging."
Implementing a procedural generation system is a pretty large endeavor. It takes a lot of work to devise a system that makes the game world sufficiently different while ensuring that the islands created are possible for the player to complete and have a good mix of elements. Throughout the course of development, we saw our fair share of crazy islands. From tiny beaches populated entirely with the deadliest creatures the game has to offer to having the player’s ship trapped on a lake inside the island, Lost Sea definitely kept us on our toes!Lost Sea
will be available on Xbox One on June 29th.