Pixpil’s awesome art-design and soundtrack highlight this latest gameplay preview.
Stardew Valley publisher Chucklefish Games has shared a new gameplay preview for Eastward, an intriguing adventure RPG with a gorgeous 2D aesthetic. Developed by Pixpil, the footage showcases protagonists John and Sam as they navigate a town and the neighbouring forest, fighting off some baddies here and there. Check it out below.
Taking place in a futuristic society, Eastward features a world that’s on the brink of collapse. John, a miner, finds Sam in a strange facility underground and starts looking after her. From there, the story focuses on Sam’s origins, where all the strange creatures are coming from, and what their purpose is.
Gameplay sees players switching between John and Sam to solve puzzles and combat foes. Their personalities, along with the various NPCs, shine through thanks to Eastward’s intricate retro-pixel art-style. The soundtrack is also fairly catchy, thanks to composer Joel Corelitz (who’s worked on The Unfinished Swan, Gorogoa, and more). Currently, Eastward doesn’t have a release date.