Posts Tagged ‘The Farmer Gnome’

Oh My: Under The Ocean’s Coming Along Swimmingly

By Nathan Grayson on December 12th, 2012.

Brittle leafy rooftops: for the survivor who says, 'The cruel elements are just going to take everything I love anyway. So fuck it. Why even try?'

I regrettably never took a closer look at Under The Ocean back when Jim fished it out of the Internet’s perilous depths earlier this year, and I’m now kicking myself for it. Contorting my legs such that they collide with my own body and produce sufficient force to cause painful (but justified) injury does, however, make it quite hard to type, so I’m going to stop now. Otherwise, I won’t be able to tell you to quit paying attention to me and watch this video of Under The Ocean’s excellent-looking random island generation system. Get stranded, survive, explore, build, eat, become seriously ill, slay really mean pigs with a spear, die. Then roll a completely different island and do it all over again. This looks quite special, in other words. Wash up unconscious and naked and maybe a little bit drunk on the other side of the break to see for yourself.

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Start A New Life: Under The Ocean

By Jim Rossignol on March 8th, 2012.

Already excited.
Hopefully you remember the awesome little lo-fi survival platformer, Under The Garden. We wrote about it here, and both myself and Quinns had a fun time playing it. So anyway, it seems that beautiful gem of a game is getting a rather more high-fidelity remake, this time called Under The Ocean. Developer Paul “The Farmer Gnome” Greasley has dropped us a line to show off his early work on the game in a video, which you can see below. They’re only a few weeks into the project and I am ready hugely excited about what they can accomplish with it. If they can capture the gentle, clever exploration feel of Under The Garden in the same way here, they’ll definitely be on to something. Go take a look.
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