Explore an Alien Ocean when In Other Waters Launches April 3 on PC and Nintendo Switch

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Fellow Traveller and Jump Over the Age are thrilled to announce that In Other Waters
will launch for PC, Mac, and Nintendo Switch on April 3rd, 2020.
Preorders for the Nintendo Switch version of In Other Waters start
today, March 24, 2020. In Other Waters costs $14.99 USD. There is a 10%
discount for pre-orders that runs now through launch week until April
10.

In Other Waters
is a unique narrative adventure that puts players in the role of an AI
assistant revealing the mysteries of the turquoise depths of an alien
ocean. Xenobiologist Ellery Vas is searching for her missing partner on
the planet Gliese 677Cc. Equipped with a malfunctioning dive suit
possessed by a strange AI unit, Ellery discovers extraterrestrial life
and an ocean full of secrets.

In Other Waters, the2019 IndieCade Europe Jury Prix
award winner, is sci-fi without soldiers and violence focusing instead
on wonder and exploration, fear and vulnerability, and the relationship
between a long-dormant AI and its human pilot. The relationship between
the AI and the operator unfolds over an impactful narrative uniquely
interpreted by the player. The depths of Gliese 677Cc contain many
secrets. For life to continue, it must change. What will you discover as
you track, sample and learn about life inside this alien ocean? 

Developed by Gareth Damian Martin, the one-man team behind Jump Over The Age. An accomplished games journalist whose work can be found at Eurogamer, Kotaku, US Gamer, and more, Gareth is also an artist, game designer, and writer.

Features

  • Explore an Alien Ocean:
    Freely dive into an expansive section of seafloor, from shimmering
    reefs to inky depths. Unlock upgrades and make discoveries that allow
    you to open up new paths, uncovering strange creatures and environments
    as you do.
  • See the World Through an AI Lens:
    Navigate an elegant, intuitive UI via touch or mouse controls.
    Interpret signals, set headings, and map the ocean through
    experimentation and intuition.
  • Become a Xenobiologist:
    Discover and catalogue species through observation, scanning, taking
    samples, and interacting with alien life. Read Ellery’s notes, look at
    her sketches, and help her classify an entirely new ecosystem. 
  • Plan Your Dives:
    Choose whether to study creatures, investigate secrets or dive new
    areas, then come back to your base to study samples in the lab, chat to
    Ellery or read her journals to understand more about this world.
  • Build a Lasting Relationship:
    Through limited communication learn more about the person whose suit
    you inhabit, and help guide her towards a terrible truth. What you
    experience together will bring you closer.

Coming to PC and Nintendo Switch on April 3, 2020.

Preorders for the Nintendo Switch version of In Other Waters start March 24, 2020.

About Fellow Traveller

Fellow
Traveller is an indie games label exploring the possibility space of
what games can be. Passionate about the vast and untapped potential of
games as a story-telling medium, its mission is to seek out pioneering
game developers working on unusual games with narrative at their core,
help these developers bring their creations to the world and to connect
them with players looking for something different.

Formerly
known as Surprise Attack Games, the label was founded in 2011 and
rebranded as Fellow Traveller in 2018. You may know them for the hacking
game using real Unix commands (Hacknet), the surveillance thriller
series that puts you in the shoes of Big Brother (Orwell), or the quiet
rumination on life and loss (The Stillness of the Wind).

Fellow
Traveller’s sister company, The Treasure Hunters Fanclub, brings
together a group of experienced members of the games industry (the
fans), scouting for interesting projects from independent developers
(the treasure hunters) and puts together a deal that includes
indie-friendly funding from its members and a publishing deal with
Fellow Traveller. Money, marketing and mentorship in support of
independent creative vision.

About Jump Over The Age

Jump Over the Age is a one-man studio founded by writer, designer and artist Gareth Damian Martin.

With
a decade's experience in games journalism, graphic design and
experimental literature, Gareth brings a wealth of skills to video game
development. His first game, In Other Waters has already been recognized
at IndieCade Europe, winning the Jury Prix in 2019, and is due to
release in spring 2020. His criticism has been published in a wide
variety of forms, from Eurogamer and Rock Paper Shotgun to Edge Magazine
and Frieze Magazine. He is the editor and creator of Heterotopias, an
independent zine about games and architecture, and has lectured about
the history and theory of games and architecture at the world-renowned
Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London.

His
game photography has been shown at London's Photographer's Gallery, The
Victoria & Albert Museum, and the Lisbon Architecture Triennale, as
well as being published in the British Journal of Photography. Gareth
also holds a PhD in experimental literature from Royal Holloway,
University of London, and his writing has been described by Arkane
Studio’s Harvey Smith as “both beautiful and illuminating.”

Working
out of his home studio in East London, through Jump Over the Age Gareth
hopes to offer distinctive, relevant, and challenging narrative games,
with a strong focus on experimental design and visual sophistication.

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