Games that let you play as an AI aren’t exactly dime a dozen, even if some of them got really popular in the past few years. Games where the player gets to explore alien oceans are an even stranger sight, so finding one where both of these things are represented should be pretty hard, right? Wrong! Developer Jump Over The Age‘s upcoming indie exploration title In Other Waters has us playing as an AI guiding a xenobiologist as they explore a beautiful alien ocean together.
Admittedly, I didn’t really catch In Other Waters‘ reveal on time, but now that I’ve been made aware of its existence through the rather gorgeous cinematic trailer you can watch below, I can share the news with you, and also let you know that this unique adventure should be out in Spring 2020 for Nintendo Switch and PC.
When Ellery is called to planet Gliese 677Cc by Minae Nomura, only to arrive at an abandoned base, she finds herself adrift in an ocean of secrets, with little more than a malfunctioning diving suit and a strange AI to guide her. You are this AI.
Guide Ellery—and keep her safe—as you dive deeper and explore an underwater alien landscape. The planet’s unique life, and its dark history, are yours to uncover and the bond between you and Ellery will be tested by the secrets you learn. Through this shifting narrative, In Other Waters asks questions about the nature of “natural” and “artificial” life, and investigates what it means to be a human in an epoch of extreme environmental destruction. For life to continue, it must change.