One of the best things about the current popularity of the indie video game scene is getting to see new and fascinating titles that wouldn’t see the light of day otherwise. This week, developer Gareth Damian Martin and label Fellow Traveler have revealed their new game, In Other Waters.
In Other Waters tells the story of Xenobiologist, Ellory Vas, as she searches for her missing partner on the alien planet of Gliese 677Cc. But, you won’t be playing as Ellory Vas. The player will take control of an AI who Dr. Vas needs to help guide her through the alien oceans.
Waters sidelines the typical space marines and ultra violence of your average science fiction fare in exchange for a focus on exploration and a complex relationship between a scientist and an AI she is forced to trust in order to find her friend.
An award winner of the 2019 IndieCade Europe Jury Prix, In Other Waters is certainly getting its fair share of industry attention. Its unique style was instantly striking to me and I can’t wait to see more of it in the near future.
In Other Waters is expected to release some time in 2020 for Mac, PC, and Nintendo Switch, and you can check out the trailer below!