Eastward is a beautifully detailed and charismatic adventure game with RPG elements for Mac and Windows, which has potential Linux support. All thanks to them Shanghai-based indie developers Pixpil on Steam.
The Eastward story takes place in the near future. Society is starting to collapse, with the human population also shrinkings to an all-time low. As the world around falls to ruin, a hardworking miner called John discovers a young girl named Sam. Who has been deep underground in a secret facility.
So after escaping the town, the unlikely pair embark on an emotional journey. Working to discover the strange truth about her origins. And also the mystery behind the sinister creatures who descend on the local towns. Devouring everything in their path.
Some good news for Linux Support:
“We will try building for Linux later! I think it’s very possible to happen.”
So this is some good news. While the IndieDB page already outlines Linux support. Which uses the Moai engine with the combination of Lua, C++ and OpenGL.
We will have a unique game inspired by 90’s Japanese animation. Bringing with it the vibrant world of Eastward. Brought to life by a combination of innovative modern 3D lighting techniques and soulful retro-pixel artwork.
Eastward – Announcement Trailer (Windows, Mac, hopefully Linux too)
- Discover the wonderfully weird world of Eastward. So jump aboard the cross-country railway which spans this decaying continent. Stopping off to explore its bustling towns, curious campsites and shady forests.
- Fend off peculiar monsters and ferocious bosses with your weapon of choice. Since this can be it a gun, flamethrower or your trusty ol’ frying pan.
- Switch between controlling John and Sam to solve environmental puzzles. While fighting your way through formidable dungeons to unlock hidden paths. Or sticking together as you traverse a perilous landscape.
- Get to know a quirky cast of characters with oodles of personality. Since you will be immersing yourself in this heartwarming story-driven adventure, full of fun and wacky humour.
- Bop along to a wonderfully upbeat soundtrack composed by Joel Corelitz. Best known for Hohokum, The Unfinished Swan, The Tomorrow Children, Gorogoa. With sound design from Irish studio, Hyperduck Soundworks (Dust: An Elysian Tail, Kingdom Rush)
Eastward adventure game is available on Steam for Mac and Windows. Since it looks like we have Linux support incoming soon. And no specific release date or price is available yet.