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Waking Tides augmented reality to hit Proton

waking tides atmospheric adventure game due to evolve onto linux with proton via windows pc

Waking Tides atmospheric adventure game due to evolve onto Linux with Proton via Windows PC. This is all thanks to the ingenious creativity of AirshipFx, the developer behind it all. Due to evolving its way onto Steam.

Dries Schaballie is a talented developer who goes by the name of AirshipFX. Who’s also hard at work crafting a groundbreaking interactive experience. It’s called Waking Tides, and it’s gearing up to land on Steam later this year. However, this isn’t just your typical first-person atmospheric adventure – it actually uses augmented reality (AR) to make the whole experience more immersive. Since it seems like the Waking Tides world is bleeding into our own. Making it hard to tell where the digital ends and the real world begins.

On top of that, according to the developer email, there are also plans to work on Linux and Steam Deck support.

I’m currently working on Steam Deck support via Proton. It’s made in Unreal Engine 5, so I’ll look into it to how to do full Linux support.

There’s a blueprint in place to support Waking Tides on Steam Deck via Proton, but fingers are crossed for a native Linux build. That would definitely take the gameplay to a whole new level.

Waking Tides Official Trailer

The story of Waking Tides is a bit of a mystery, taking place in a creepy foggy world. Picture this: you wake up on an old, abandoned oil rig with no idea how you got there. Your sidekick disappears, leaving you alone to unravel the secrets of this place. There are unique objects all around Waking Tides, which seem to break the rules of how things work in the real world. As you explore and try to make sense of it all, you’ll begin an epic journey of danger and mystery.

The thing that really sets Waking Tides apart is how it uses AR. While you’re playing, you’ll encounter puzzles and challenges, and if you need help, you can summon hints on your phone through the game’s webAR app. And you also do not need to download anything extra to play Waking Tides. This all works through your phone’s browser. Plus, all the AR things you see on your phone screen are actually 3D models that are direct export from the game’s engine.

Let’s talk about some of the key things you can expect:

  • An atmospheric adventure: It’s all about the ambiance, mood, and mystery.
  • Augmented reality: This is where the gameplay extends into your real world.
  • Lovecraftian elements: Creepy, weird, and otherworldly. If you’re a fan of H.P. Lovecraft, you’re in for a treat.
  • Walking simulator: It’s about exploring the world at your own pace, not about fast action.

This whole experience is the work of Dries Schaballie, who’s been in the industry for over 15 years. He’s done a lot of unique work, but Waking Tides is his first step into this new type of experience. He had a little help from some freelancers, but mostly it was all him. He’s eager to explore the new things happening in tech and entertainment, and wants to push the boundaries of what we expect. So, if you’re into exploring strange new worlds and like the idea of game bleeding into reality, keep an eye out for Waking Tides.
You can Wishlist the game on Steam to support Linux and Steam Deck, with Windows PC.

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