Windbound breathes new life into survival genre
Deep Silver has announced new indie IP Windbound will be available digitally on the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, Nintendo Switch™ and PC on 28th August.
Created by Australian developer 5 Lives Studios, Windbound is a beautiful rogue-like 3rd-person survival adventure, fuelled by hunting, exploration and crafting. The player assumes the role of Kara who has been shipwrecked on an unknown land and must learn to adapt and survive, while solving the mysteries of a series of forgotten islands.
Windbound takes the survival genre in a new direction, focusing on nomadic hunting and exploration, together with custom boat building and an immersive tactile sailing experience. The game provides endless replayability options thanks to the procedural world, dynamic wildlife and modular boat crafting.
5 Lives Studios was founded by five industry veterans who have worked on a wide variety of genres and properties. Their debut title, Satellite Reign, was funded by the most successful Australian video game Kickstarter campaign, raising more than $705,000 USD. It released in 2015 to positive reviews and was nominated for numerous awards.