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  • Get a deep dive into one of many key options of the brand new automobile on the heart of Far: Altering Tides, the sails. 
  • Understanding and transferring the sail able to optimally seize wind is a key ability in crusing in Far: Altering Tides.
  • Far: Altering Tides is accessible to play day one with Xbox Recreation Go and PC Recreation Go.

We at Okomotive are proud and excited to launch Far: Changing Tides, the second title within the Far Universe, is accessible in the present day launching day one with Xbox Recreation Go and PC Recreation Go. To rejoice we needed to provide you a deep dive into one of many key options of the brand new automobile on the centre of Far: Altering Tides, the sails.

Hoisting the Okomotive’s mast to sail by way of the barren panorama within the background is an iconic expertise of Far: Lone Sails. It was clear for us that we needed to construct upon the function in Altering Tides. One among our objectives for Far: Altering Tides was to create an extended journey with out making the sport really feel much less dense or partaking in comparison with its companion sport. To maintain you in your toes we wanted so as to add extra depth and a stronger sense of sport mastery to the core gameplay, manoeuvring the automobile.

Within the case of the sail that meant two issues. First, we separated the elevating of the mast and sail into two distinct actions. The ship’s mast will be erected by pushing a big button together with your character, just like the one you might know from Far: Lone Sails used to throttle the engine. The masts incline is straight associated to the button’s place, providing you with a tactile sense of management over its elevation. The concept of seizing a sail and leaping all the way down to deck, slowed down by the sail resistance is as previous as seafarer tales. So, we needed gamers to expertise that in our sport too.

Secondly, understanding and transferring the sail able to optimally seize wind is a key ability in crusing. Bringing this a part of the expertise to Far: Altering Tides was considered one of our objectives. The sails rotation will be modified by transferring a lever, in case you rotate the sail perpendicular to the wind, you’ll seize the wind optimally. If you happen to handle to maintain the sail in a super place lengthy sufficient, two extra facet sails which seize much more wind will unfold, granting you a further burst of pace. Gamers who recognize the stress-free break they get from setting the sail and having fun with the gorgeous surroundings can nonetheless accomplish that, however gamers who actually dig the mechanic will probably be rewarded for partaking extra intensely with it.

Subsequent to depth of gameplay, the connection between you and your automobile is a central level of the collection. We designed the Okomotive in Lone Sails to really feel like a secure, heat house in a gray and harmful world. The ship in Far: Altering Tides ought to really feel extra like a trapped animal that you simply free and bond with over time. Though it nonetheless serves as a automobile and shelter, it was essential to us that it felt extra mysterious and beast-like. Our lead artist, Don did a tremendous job of pushing the sail into a really natural form. By designing a construction made from separate elements, the sail can now unfold out or fold identical to a hen’s wing or the fins of a fish.

Far: Changing Tides

Within the final step, I added sound to the sail. I centered on making elevating the mast, lifting and utilizing the sail as rewarding as attainable whereas additionally capturing the sail’s weight and natural qualities. When the mast is closed, the dangling of twine towards the mast and the motion of canvas alerts that there may be a chance to make use of your sails. As you push within the button to heave up the heavy mast, you possibly can hear gears flip and the friction of joints as you accomplish that. As you pull down the rope to hoist the sail, you possibly can hear the ropes stress and the friction concerned within the course of. Rotating the heavy mast and sail sends an audible rumbling by way of the ship’s hull. After which, because the sail lastly catches wind, a sound of tightening fabric, rope and glad murmur lets you recognize that you simply efficiently set sail.

We hope our mixed efforts have created a crusing expertise that may really feel nice, problem, and most significantly, excite you. After a very long time since our final launch, our group can’t wait to see you hoisting your sail (once more) for the very first time.

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FAR: Altering Tides

Frontier Foundry


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$19.99

An atmospheric automobile journey that follows the emotional journey of a boy and his ship as he embarks on a voyage to discover a new house. Sail stormy waters, dive unknown depths, and discover forgotten ruins in a fantastically realised, flooded world.

AN ALL-NEW COMPANION TITLE
Increasing on the desolate setting seen in FAR: Lone Sails, Altering Tides swaps solar scorched, dusty planes for stormy skies and excessive seas. With new environments, puzzles and ship mechanics, the world of FAR: Altering Tides brings an thrilling expertise to followers of this beloved collection and new gamers alike with a much bigger, deeper problem.

A NEW HOME
Overcome the weather as new protagonist, Toe, who awakens to seek out themselves alone, stranded in a flooded world. What as soon as was house is remodeled into an unfamiliar and typically hostile setting. You need to navigate Toe on an journey to traverse the ruins of a as soon as nice society looking for a brand new starting.

CAPTAIN YOUR SHIP
Expertise the joys of captaining a particular seafaring vessel. Collectively you’ll courageous excessive seas, navigate intense storms, and plumb the perils of a briny deep. Alongside the way in which, you’ll have to hold issues functioning by unlocking elements, fixing faults and looking the watery depths for treasured gas and salvage. The farther you journey, the extra you’ll find out about your ship’s fascinating complexities.

A MEDITATIVE EXPERIENCE
FAR: Altering Tides’ moments of peril and intrigue are delivered by environmental risks and puzzles to beat, however these feed into the solitary, nearly meditative strategy to gameplay. Captaining your extraordinary ship, increase the mast, hoist and angle the sails, mild the furnace and extra as you be taught to sail the ocean whereas mourning the lack of your house.

SOUNDS OF THE OCEAN
A dynamic soundtrack reacts to participant and environmental actions, amplifying key moments within the sport and heightening the ambiance, that means pulse pounding crescendos, serene moments of reflection and the whole lot in between are created by, quite than scripted for, the participant.



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