A good looking game isn’t always good, but Eastward delivered what it promised. The optically impressive pixel indie has 80 points in OpenCritic and our review also praises the game.
Too bad not only the commercial version* only difficult to import from Asia. iam8bit is currently working on a western commercial version. It’s also a shame that the game is only available in English so far. But that will soon change.
Like Publisher Chucklefish on Steam announces that Eastward will soon offer a German localization in addition to a Spanish one. New year, new languages! “If all goes according to plan, the translation patches should be released by the end of Q1 2022. Thanks to the amazing Riotloc localization team for taking on this task.”
The development of the title started with a team of three and its own engine. Inspired by artist Hong Moran’s post-apocalyptic pixel designs, Mother, The Legend of Zelda series, and older anime styles. The goal was to create an RPG that was story-driven and contained subtle sci-fi elements.
Eastward is set in a world where the human population is at an all-time low and society is slowly crumbling. You take on the role of hard-working digger John, who must lead the mysterious girl Sam through dangerous, devastated cities filled with strange monsters and people.
Images: eastward, Chucklefish, Pixpil
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