After years of quietly struggling, 5 Lives Studios is excited to step out of the shadows and unveil our latest creation. Once we had completed the rain-soaked neon trails of our Satellite Reign theme, we took a look at the beauty of nature and embarked on our next adventure: Windbound.
Windbound takes place on a deserted island, which was once an ancient home. The game begins shortly after Kara – our protagonist – is separated from her ships during a powerful and mysterious storm.
Emerging off the coast of a strange island, the player's initial motives are focused on survival, focusing on the purpose of simply returning to their nation. However, with the storm seemingly all over the place, it is clear that there is something strange about the islands, with strange buildings and palaces left by people who have been traveling.
As players continue to cross the world they will uncover the history of ancient peoples, their relationships with the sea and mysterious sea creatures that swim beneath the waves. Survival will be their first focus, but the world is rich with things they can use to do crafts to make their journey easier.
Crucial to success is the construction of seawater. Starting with simple grass boats and expanding large boats with many marine pipes, players will learn how to use the seemingly never-ending energy of falling into shallow water. But the oceans are not always friendly, and the player is not alone in the water.
Throughout their adventure the players will travel to different islands, including a cornucopia of plants and animals at various locations. There really are no two places that will be exactly the same as the islands produced in the process each time a new adventure begins. Each organism has different resources available, from wild berries to unknown species to date. In order for players to really succeed they will have to create new weapons and develop new strategies to reduce environmental threats.
Explore the scattered ruins and art, uncover past island fragments and uncover Kara's connection to it. Unlock the secret that covers the islands and you can find your way home.
We are waiting for you to sail into the world of Windbound, coming to PS4 August 28th.