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Apr 02, 2020

Windbound is a roguelike survival game that focuses heavily on boat building and sailing as a core feature

From Press Release:

Larkspur, Calif. (April 2, 2020) – Deep Silver today announced their new indie IP, Windbound, created by Australian developer 5 Lives Studios, will be available digitally on PlayStation®4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC on August 28, 2020.

In Windbound, a young warrior named Kara finds herself shipwrecked in unknown waters. Kara must learn to adapt and survive while experiencing the ever-unfolding mysteries of the Forbidden Islands. Equipped with only the will to survive, Kara must explore the beautiful yet savage landscape by foraging for resources. Hunting, crafting and exploration are critical to Kara’s survival as she sails the Forbidden Islands looking for the way home.

Taking the survival genre in a new direction, Windbound features nomadic hunting and exploration combined with custom boat building and an immersive sailing experience. Windbound provides endless rogue-like 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, the spiritual successor to the Syndicate series, was crowdfunded in one of the most successful Australian video game Kickstarter campaigns to date. Satellite Reign released in 2015 to positive reviews and was nominated for numerous awards.

About Windbound:
The Forbidden Islands are calling, unlock their secrets. Separated from her fellow warriors, Kara finds herself alone and without resources on a mysterious and picturesque island paradise. With no boat, food or tools, just the will and skills to survive, Kara will uncover this beautiful island’s rich resources and deeper mysteries. Scattered ruins reveal secrets of the past and glimpses of the future Unravel the mystery behind them all and you may find more than just your way home.

Key Features:

  • Uncover the Secrets Within – Embark on a personal journey and discover the history of the idyllic Forbidden Islands, each island holding the key to a mystery and unexpected revelations.
  • Explore As Far As The Eye Can See – Head towards the horizon and advance across multiple islands, each with their own diverse wildlife, landscapes and challenges to face.
  • Live Off The Land – Scavenge the islands’ untamed terrain for resources that you can use to craft a full range of tools and weapons to hunt wildlife and upgrade your boat. You must set sail when resources become scarce.
  • Build The Perfect Seacraft – Your boat is your key companion on this journey. Carefully craft your own custom sailing vessel to take on the treacherous waters traversing from one island to the next. Design your boat to battle tempestuous winds, monstrous waves, and deadly sea creatures.

For more information about Windbound, please visit one of the following official sites:

Website: www.windboundgame.com
Twitter: www.twitter.com/WindboundGame
Facebook: www.facebook.com/WindboundGame
Instagram: www.instagram.com/windboundgame

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