Here’s All You Need to Know About In Other Waters

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About the game

In Other Waters is a game where you play as an AI (Artificial Intelligence) that guides a xenobiologist in exploring an ocean. The ocean here is not one you find on Earth but is an alien ocean. The game involves science fiction with an exploration of underwater. As you explore the oceans in this game, you get to understand the ecology of the alien planet and its ocean. This is a game that not only gives you entertainment but also gives you insights on the ecology, as you understand to what extent the environment is being destroyed. This is a game set in the future that tells you what dangers lie ahead for mankind.

The game has been created by indie game development firm Jump Over The Age, based in East London. This is a one-man game studio founder by designer Gareth Martin. With experience in game journalism and graphic design, Martin brings you the first offering of his studio. The game has won praise from critics who appreciated the writing, audio, and the hypnotic graphic elements in it. The game was released in April 2020 and has been published by the Indie firm Fellow Traveller. The game is a single-player game available on Nintendo Switch, Steam, and GOG.

The game plot, characters, and storyline

In this game, the key character is Dr. Ellery Vas, who is a xenobiologist. The game is set in the future and features an alien planet Gliese 677Cc. Dr. Vas is summoned to the planet by her partner, but when she arrives there, she only finds an abandoned base with no sign of her partner. The base is located in an ocean, and Vas now needs to explore the ocean to look for her partner and try and understand what is happening. Helping her is an AI that guides her through her quest. As the game player, you are the AI who has to help Vas in her quest.

The game involves Vas using a malfunctioning diving suit to explore the alien ocean. She finds that there is a huge ecosystem underwater. The underwater sea journey helps Vas uncover many mysteries, including mysteries about the planet. Vas has to look for her partner Minae Nomura, and at the same time, try to find out what it was that Nomura was studying. The answers to these questions are found in this enthralling underwater sci-fi exploration game. It is a game that allows you to explore a new ecosystem and understand all about it.

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The gameplay

The gameplay is all about underwater exploration. There is a computer interface. The interface has a circle in the center that gives you a short map of your surroundings. You need to scan the surroundings and then decide the path that Vas has to take to proceed ahead. Since she is a xenobiologist, all through the exploration, you need to make notes about the ecology, the landscape, and alien life. There are different forms of alien life, and everything is unknown. You don’t even know which alien life form is friendly and which one is dangerous. You need to be alert as you explore the underwater world.

Vas keeps on noting her findings of the world, which is a delight to read. This is an ecosystem created just for the game, but you can make out that a lot of effort has gone into it. The diving suit has to be operated to collect samples, move ahead, and clear obstacles. Interpreting the dots on the screen is one of the main elements of the gameplay. Observation is a key aspect of this game. You need to keep your eyes open and look around you to understand what is happening. The graphic design and the audio are key attractions of this game. This is a narrative-driven game that all fans of sci-fi games and underwater games will enjoy for sure.

The game features

The following features tell you all you need to know about In Other Waters:

· The game is an underwater science-fiction game set in an alien planet.
· You need to explore an alien ocean, unlock upgrades, and discover new things.
· You look at the alien world through an AI lens.
· You need to plan your dives to decide what to do next.
· Building a lasting relationship with the person whose suit you have is a key element of this game.

Game Trailer

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