When you see the Studio Fizbin name attached, you know you’re going to be on to a bit of an intriguing prospect. After gaining critical acclaim for The Inner World and Minute of Islands, it’s now time for that same team to prove their worth once more – this time with a launch of the mysterious narrative of Lost At Sea on Xbox Series X|S, PS5 and PC.
A next-gen console and PC through Steam title, Lost At Sea comes to gamers not just via the Studio Fizbin team, but those at Headup too. It focuses all efforts on the story of Anna – a lady who in the latter stages of her life wishes to be alone. The problem is, in order to embrace the future, she’ll need to fully understand her past.
Priced at £12.49 and running with some super strong meta levels of interaction, Lost At Sea will see Xbox Series X|S (this is optimised for Xbox Series X|S), PS5 and PC gamers joining Anna on a mysterious yet beautiful island. The thing is, she’s unaware of how she got there but whilst exploring the land begins to gather up memories of her past. This is pushed out to players via the medium of mini-games, puzzle solving and the discovery of objects.
With a variety of biomes present on the island, each of which is able to cover a certain stage of Anna’s life, Lost At Sea promises to be a hugely important game; one that is able to play on life, death, family and fears. Psychological aspects will be front and centre, as will the first person gameplay and the free feeling of exploration. Just be aware that there will always be danger lurking around every corner.
The key features of this narrative adventure include:
- A personal story: Experience a very personal story first-hand and help the main character relive and re-asses specific (traumatic) moments
- Island of the mind: Explore the different phases of life, each of them with their own beautiful biome on the island
- Remember in style: Gorgeous illustrations capture the essence of the most important moments in Anna’s life, while elaborate sound design brings her deepest fears alive
- Face your fears: Did I make the right choices? Did I fail my loved ones? As Anna, face all fears head-on, or walk away from them until you’re ready
- Games to remember: Unlock memories with specifically designed minigames and puzzles that capture these memory in unique gameplay
Our full review is in the works and will be with you in the days coming. For now though you’ll be able to pick up Lost At Sea on Xbox Series X|S, PS5 and PC from the relevant stores. Our favourite is – of course – that of the Xbox Store.
Let us know in the comments what you think of this tale.
Lost At Sea tells the story of Anna, who, in the autumn of her life, has come to be alone. To live her new future, she will first have to take stock of her past. Construct her memories through objects and puzzles on a strange island, and face the question we all face eventually: “Did I do it right?” In Lost At Sea, we experience moments in the life of Anna, moments that we all recognize, moments that make us all wonder how life suddenly took a hold of us, instead of the other way around. Set on a mysterious island, where every biome represents a phase of life, you will explore your surroundings and solve riddles to reclaim memories, while your fears are hunting you, trying to keep you away from continuing your life. In the end, this is a game about the things you want to remember, the things you wish for and life as a whole.