Paris-based independent game studio Pated is dedicated to bringing touching, interactive experiences to the world of video games. In Seashine, Patel’s debut title, players take on the role of a bio-luminescent jellyfish that travels through a cruel underwater world to protect its fading light. The game allows you to either logically work your way through challenging levels, embracing your survival skills, or engage in a more freestyle exploration in your quest to stay alive.
There are many dangers lurking beneath the calm exterior of the silent underworld, including exotic creatures, and supernatural obstacles, which players must avoid and hunt for rare sources of light to steal a few more minutes of life. Gameplay is a combination of action, survival, exploration and puzzle-solving, all within a mysterious 3D world with 2D gemeplay constraints. The controls are intuitive, comprising a simple tilt and tap feature, and are accompanied by ambient background music that eases players into the interactive experience.
Seashine, originally slated for a September 2014 release, will be bringing its underwater magic to iOS and Android for free in late 2014 or early next year, with possible adaptations for Mac and PC. For the latest on Seashine, you can check out the game on Facebook, Google Plus, and follow Pated on Twitter.