Indonesian developer Khayalan Arts has just published their environmentally themed adventure and exploration game SAMUDRA on PC.
You might have heard from one or two people lately that mankind is choking the life out of the oceans with pollution. SAMUDRA takes place in the dark future resulting from unchecked climate change, where there are only a few safe places left on Earth and humans live underground. One day a child from one of these surviving colonies wanders away and sinks into the ocean, where the ill-fated kid must survive encounters with horrifically mutated monsters and deadly toxic substances to escape. You must guide the kid through various puzzles and explore the depths of the polluted landscape.
“SAMUDRA was created as our contribution to the environmental activist movement in Jakarta and the world at large,” says El Lim, founder and head developer at Khayalan Arts. “Our goal is to bring together gamers and activists to promote a more manageable way of life – which includes drastically reducing plastic usage in Indonesia. SAMUDRA is a game first – but its underwater worlds invite curiosity, the chase sequences quicken the pulse, and the story is full of memorable moments. At the end of the day, we hope that SAMUDRA effectively conveys the importance of mindful living and a greater awareness of the dangers of polluting the oceans.”
- Immerse yourself in an environmentally-conscious narrative about pollution and climate change.
- Explore a heavily polluted underwater world.
- Dive into the game without the need for any spoken or written dialogue.
- Test your wits through challenging puzzles and thrilling sub-aquatic sequences!
Of course a game alone can’t solve the problem, but it can nudge things in the proper direction. Profits from the sales of SAMUDRA will partially fund a collaboration with the Indonesian Environmental Activist Circle to reduce plastic usage in Indonesia by 70% in 2025. The game is available now on Steam.