FAR: Changing Tides out now
Published on: Tue, 01/03/2022 - 2:00pm
Developer Okomotive’s FAR universe gets a little bigger
Cambridge, UK (01/03/22) – Frontier Foundry, the games label of Frontier Developments plc (AIM: FDEV) today celebrates the release of FAR: Changing Tides, the next instalment in the FAR universe from developers, Okomotive. The launch trailer is available here [link]. The game is available on Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Switch, Steam and Epic Store, now.
Okomotive’s FAR universe expands today as players traverse a flooded landscape on a meditative journey with FAR: Changing Tides, the latest release from Frontier Foundry. With a dynamic soundtrack, painterly art style and added verticality with the dive feature, this post-apocalyptic adventure aims to deliver a memorable experience for players both new to and familiar with the critically acclaimed companion title, FAR: Lone Sails.
Crossing a drowned world in a ramshackle vessel, players will control Toe, a lone boy captaining a ship above and below the waves, through puzzles, flooded civilizations and unforgiving natural elements.
Okomotive Lead Designer and Co-Founder, Don Schmocker, said, “What started as a university project with FAR: Lone Sails has grown into a studio of 10 people, two games and over six years of wonderful memories made at Okomotive. Our development journey for FAR: Changing Tides has ended but we can’t wait to see how our players experience their journey in this wonderful world.”
Throughout the campaign, a number of activities and partnerships have been revealed along the way to celebrate this unique and beautiful game. Highlights include an Awesome Games Done Quick charity stream with the San Francisco Monterey Bay Aquarium, an ArtStation narrated art tutorial and the Soundwaves lo-fi soundtrack.
Senior Director of Publishing and Commercial, Chad Young, said “Okomotive’s passion for their craft and the incredible experience they have delivered is a perfect example of Foundry’s aim - to help teams make the games we want to see. We gave the studio our support and their vision has resulted in a game that is both beautiful and emotional, and we couldn’t be more proud of them.”
The game is available on Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Switch, Steam and Epic Store, now.
For more news and information about FAR: Changing Tides follow the game on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Twitch and YouTube, or visit the FAR: Changing Tides official website at www.farchangingtides.com.
Frontier is a leading independent developer and publisher of videos founded in 1994 by David Braben, co-author of the iconic Elite game. Based in Cambridge, Frontier uses its proprietary COBRA game development technology to create innovative genre-leading games, primarily for personal computers and videogame consoles. As well as self-publishing internally developed games, Frontier also publishes games developed by carefully selected partner studios under its Frontier Foundry games label.
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Okomotive is an indie game studio based in Zurich, Switzerland. Founded in 2017 by Don Schmocker and Goran Saric, Okomotive released its debut game “FAR: Lone Sails” for PC and Mac in May 2018, for PlayStation4 and Xbox One in April 2019 and for Nintendo Switch in August 2019.
Chris White, PR & Partnerships Manager