Today we’re thrilled to announce the news we know you’ve all been waiting for… Eastward is coming to PC, Mac and Nintendo Switch on Thursday September 16th – and you can pre-purchase it on Steam and Nintendo Switch for 10% off RIGHT NOW! Please note the 10% off is only available for pre-purchases, not after launch, so grab it while it’s hot!
Eastward will be available for $24.99 / £21.99 / 24.99eu (as well as other regional variations) and playable in English, French, Japanese, Simplified Chinese and Traditional Chinese. Eastward is a big game for an indie (approx 30 hours) with a rather sizeable amount of words, so we’ll be considering future languages for localisation based on post-release demand.
We are a small studio ( 3 people at the moment ) from Shanghai.
We are currently working on a game project named Eastward.
In the world of EW, human societies are isolated and shrinking, due to some severe environmental problem. You will be playing a ‘father’ with a following ‘daughter’ , and go through this post-apocalyptic world ( well that does sound familiar … ).
The game will be an action adventure. We hope it will be like a Zelda game with some JRPG style storyline. It’s going to be released on Steam first ( of course we’d like to get it on the consoles if it’s possible )
The game use a special “retro-pixel + 3D lighting” visual style. We aim to achieve a feeling close to Japanese animation from 90s.
we are using an in-house framework based great MOAI engine (http://www.getmoai.com) . It’s a cross-platform C++ engine written for Lua. We have an IDE on top of MOAI with help of Python & QT. We will write more about the engine part in future updates.
The project is still in very early stage. We’ll try best to keep updating this devlog as often as possible.