Beyond The Abyss
Announced during a live stream where viewers could send in questions to ocean experts being interviewed for Earth Day, the game was revealed to be coming soon as a surprise. Dr. Mandy Joye, Dr. David Gruber, and Anna Bakker, the science advisors who worked with the development team for the game, tuned in live while answering any questions for the stream.
Reminder to tune in tomorrow morning at 10am PST for our special #EarthDay event: #AskTheOcean featuring Dr. Mandy Joye, Dr. David Gruber and Anna Bakker, our science advisors for Beyond Blue! ?? And who knows, maybe a surprise or two? https://t.co/J7E9lYyV3y pic.twitter.com/QpYddVRuER
— Beyond Blue ?? (@BeyondBlueGame) April 21, 2020
In Beyond Blue, you play as scientist and explorer Mirai, who embarks on a deep-sea adventure to discover a mystery within the unknown blue with concerning changes to the vast ecosystem. Equipped with advanced technology, you’ll explore various territories that feature the many wonders and enigmas of the ocean.
Mixed with E-Line Media’s gaming touches, insight from the scientists, and inspiring content from Blue Planet II BBC nature documentary, players will experience a science-driven journey in this original adventure from the same publishing team behind Never Alone; it shares a similar purpose to Beyond Blue of expressing and celebrating culture in an entertaining way.
While Beyond Blue may add science fiction elements to its gameplay and narrative aspects, there’s bound to be a significant scientific accuracy to the overall experience E-Line Media has crafted.
“We have taken care to craft a visual and audio experience that immerses players in the beauty of the ocean and the amazing creatures that inhabit it, while hopefully doing so with some interpretation and artistry.” – Michael Angst, CEO, E-Line Media
The game aims to promote ocean danger awareness, with links for support from the several organizations that specialize in getting involved with the cause.
Beyond Blue is available now for the Apple Arcade and will be available this World Oceans Day for the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.