20,000 Leagues Above the Clouds is a great looking new game that sees you captaining a steampunk airship across the skies of a Studion Ghibli-inspired world of floating islands. Set for release on PC and Mac, it’s a blend of Baldur’s Gate and Sid Meyers Pirates!, but with more airships, and slightly higher consequences of falling overboard.
Throughout the game, you’ll captain your ship across the seven skies, battling other ships and upgrading your own with a selection of steampunk weaponry and equipment. As you progress through the game, your actions will shape your characters personality; with you becoming either a righteous and charming captain or a scoundrel, feared across the seven seas.
20,000 Leagues Above the Clouds is still a long way off from completion, but it already looks quite stunning; with the world populated by Avatar-style floating islands. Interspersed across the clouds you will find skyports, where you can dock for supplies and upgrades, and meet friendly – as well as shady – characters who may join you on your journey. It’s through conversations with these characters that you will learn how the strange world is held together, and how it came to be.
20,000 Leagues Above the Clouds is still in development, but you can sign up for the Beta and follow it’s progress through the official website, and as always, we’ll keep you up to date with its progress on IGM.