Deep Silver’s new indie IP Windbound is available today for digital download on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Xbox One X, Nintendo Switch, Google Stadia and PC (Epic Games Store & Steam). To coincide with the launch, Deep Silver is releasing a six-minute developer diary-style trailer which features gameplay and interviews with key members of the 5 Lives Studios development team giving the inside scoop on how Windbound was made.
“Creating Windbound has been an unforgettable experience, through both calm winds and turbulent seas,” said Mitchell Clifford, co-founder and Lead Animator at 5 Lives Studios. “We’re thrilled for players to finally embark on their journey alongside Kara and explore the mysteries of the archipelago. These are just the first steps into the world of Windbound, and there are exciting things on the path ahead.”
This launch trailer kicks off a three-part dev diary video series. What makes this world so special? Who is Kara? What inspired the whimsical soundtrack? The dev diary series explores all of that and more, featuring the 5 Lives Studios team who spent over three years lovingly crafting every pixel of the game. Visit @WindboundGame social every Friday as the studio share how Windbound came to be from the first sketch on a piece of paper, to the game that it is today.
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.
The story of 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.
- 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.
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