Greetings! Or, to use my phrase when I’m out and about in my area home, hello. One of the authors for Saltsea Chronicles, which will be released on October 12 on PS5, is me, Harry Josephine Giles. In this narrative experience game, you lead a group of characters as they travel through flooded worlds of odd and unexpected islands and interact with the numerous inhabitants who call that island world home. & nbsp,
We’re delighted to present a fresh perspective on the game in Saltsea Chronicles. View the most recent video above.
What are islands actually like, zooming out from the magical world of Saltsea? & nbsp,
a perspective of Hoy Island from Orkney’s West Mainland. Natural fields, fences, and a collection of farm buildings can be seen in the middle. There are two tall, reddish rocks in the range. There is a small area of quiet blue sea between.
70 islands make up the island of Orkney, which is located off Scotland’s northeast coast. It’s my house, low-lying, quite clean, and windswept. Some territories have a few hundred residents, while others only have one. We rely on tourism, inshore fishing, and agriculture. & nbsp,
Coming from the territories makes me yearn for more accounts of island living that are written from our point of view. I was eager to write islands that felt like a home to me while working on Saltsea Chronicles — places that were full and real, lived in. & nbsp,
residing on land and at sea
An area must provide for its inhabitants. There will always be times when the water is too dangerous for ships to cross, and if you rely on food that arrives by ship, you’re in trouble when it can’t. Making what you can develop, accumulate, and fish key to your life is necessary to achieve this. Various islands have various ecosystems, soil types, and entry points to fishing areas. You can see a little of how each group has utilized its island to its fullest in Saltsea Chronicles. & nbsp,
There is an unusually high rock in Njarfie Roust, where we start the story, which is a great habitat for birds. This implies that every child in Njarfie learns to abseil in order to produce a harvest of healthy egg in the spring. This was influenced by St. Kilda, where seabirds and their eggs predominated in the local meal. Fulmars were even used to make light oil. All of that contributed to mountain climbing becoming a significant nearby sport. & nbsp,
Westray, Orkney, Castle of Burrian. A small cluster of penguins( tammie – norries, in my language ) can be seen against the backdrop of grey rock cliffs. Their gaudily striped snouts and black and white birds stand out sharply.
Los Gatos, another area in the game, is home to a sizable cat people. Obviously, one of their main export is catton, a fabric made from kitten fur. Spare cannot exist because there is nowhere else for the spare to go but the island itself. They have thus discovered a method for turning cat hair into yarn in Los Gatos, and from what I’ve heard, it is opulently sweet. They use it for all of their clothing, but there is enough of it that it has also developed into a significant trading good for them because building relationships with other islands is just as essential to being an island resident as being self-sufficient. & nbsp,
Every area has a distinct individuality, and its distinctive characteristics are frequently strongly upheld. People who reside there may spend time debating whether one island has better beaches, moors, or farms with the cleanest and wildest dances. However, beyond these lighthearted conflicts, territories that share a marine also have an identity that is forged through cooperation and the revealing of resources. We wanted Saltsea to feeling connected, where each area is unique but connected to the people. & nbsp,
This is most evident during the game at the Float, a mobile trading gateway where residents of Saltsea congregate to share their possessions and get what they don’t. Some of the boats in the Float, which were constructed from lots of vessels lashed together, have been there for years, while others change with the seasons. To facilitate the connections that create a tradition, the Float itself sails around the island. The Float has a method of making decisions that is influenced by both the St. Kilda Street Parliament and the Viking Things because it brings up so many different people.
Shared practices and a shared traditions go hand in hand. Tutorials are well-liked community members in the Saltsea Archipelago who offer advice and consolation, mediate disputes, and record significant events. They receive training at the Grace, a haven and educational hub, but they can be found all over the archipelago. If you pay close attention, you’ll notice that the Guides’ sashes are worn by characters all over the islands, each of whom contributes their own area view to the guiding principles of the island.
maintaining a nearby group
Our societies in Saltsea have persevered through difficult days, forging stronger ties. However, there are times when that may increase their mistrust of strangers. What happens when someone new moves on when you’re used to knowing everything about everyone in your house? & nbsp,
Youlouca is an area where these disputes are prominent. It has grown in popularity among tourists due to its rich igneous soils and warm weather. However, the locals who have lived in Youlouca for years are occasionally surprised by the fresh perspectives and cultures that guests bring. & nbsp,
One of the main themes of our tale is how Saltsea islands handle conflict. What transpires when conventional methods of resolving issue run their course? What transpires when people’s house beach disappoints them? And what should be done, for fine or for ill, with those who violate these strict social conventions?
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Copinsay as seen from Deerness, Scotland. An area scene with a dappled blue and white clouds, the area growing darker and the sun glittering on the sea in the evening. On the horizon, you can make out a fresh wind turbine and an old tower.
People frequently imagine islands, with their remote communities, as slow-moving locations and illustrations of an earlier way of life. That’s incorrect, in my opinion: Despite being connected by a common string, the islands I am familiar with have experimented with new technologies to produce fresh perspectives on how to live in the world. From gas batteries to coastal generators, Oxford is a lab for all kinds of new energy. However, these modifications present fresh difficulties for territories to conform to in various cultures. & nbsp,
Saltsea is also continuously evolving. While some of those adjustments are welcomed, others are more difficult. When new ideas arrive, beach areas may consider them and decide which to implement and which ones to put on hold. Taking into account the costs of both changing and remaining the same is a continuous problem. & nbsp,
An area is the best place to ask these questions and find the answers, more so than any other area I am aware of. When Saltsea Chronicles launches on the PS5 on October 12, I hope you discover your own answers in the territories we’ve created.
October 20, 2023, Indie Time: All Presentations
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- Create deep links and find joy in assistance with KarmaZoo on November 14.
- The Gecko Gods puzzle-adventure will be available on PlayStation future time.
- On October 12, Saltsea Chronicles creates a world of beach areas for the PS5.
By PlayStation Official blog (blog.playstation.com)