23 SEPT 2021.
Indie games developer Spare Parts Oasis and indie games publisher Armor Games Studios are today very happy and excited to announce that their critically-acclaimed puzzle adventure game “Nauticrawl: 20,000 Atmosphere” is now available for iOS devices via the Apple’s App Store.
Following a critically-acclaimed outing on PC, Spare Parts Oasis and Armor Games Studios have worked together to bring the game to iOS, a platform which perfectly suits the game’s tactile puzzle box gameplay.
Nauticrawl drops players onto a distant planet, ruled over by an elite class, and invites them to steal and escape in a hulking metal vehicle. However, the cockpit of this esoteric machine is lined with obscure buttons, levers and displays, intended only for use by the ruling elites.
With no prior knowledge of how to operate this mechanical beast, players must use perseverance, experimentation, and a whole lot of ingenuity to bring it shuddering to life. Only then will they have a chance of making it off this wretched rock.
Nauticrawl is a thoughtful and riveting experience which throws players into a science-fiction world of intrigue and survival. Failure is a crucial element of the experience; each failed run comes with a deeper understanding of the mysterious vessel and a step closer towards salvation.
“Yes, I fail, but it feels fair, and the game just keeps urging me onwards through both text prompts that remind me that failure is part of the game, and non-punishing restart mechanics. This attempt will be the one where I figure things out, I decide before every run.” – Cass Marshall, Polygon
Andrea Interguglielmi of Spare Parts Oasis said:
“I’m super excited to be releasing Nauticrawl on iOS, it’s a journey that lends itself well to bite sized sessions of trial and error. I sincerely hope mobile gamers will enjoy experimenting with all the tactile controls and gauges scattered around the mysterious cockpit.”
“It’s a fascinating, if deceptively simple, concept for a game… it is an unforgettable experience.” – K R Parkinson, Adventure Gamers
Nauticrawl: 20,000 atmospheres launches today on iOS via the App Store, priced $4.99 / £4.99 / €5.49.
About Nauticrawl: 20,000 Atmospheres
In a grasp for salvation with sentinels closing in, you’ve stolen a Nauticrawl. You check the radar, turn a few knobs, press some buttons… then you realize:
“I don’t know how to move this hunk of metal…”
If the pursuing forces or the crushing atmosphere don’t kill you first, the Nauticrawl – designed to be piloted only by the ruling elites – just might. This instrument, your only hope of survival, could also be your demise.
With the right amount of experimentation your escape plan just might succeed. Pull levers, redirect power, hack devices, uncover communications, try anything and everything.
You’ve heard the rumors. You know many have died doing what you’re doing. But as the corners of the story pull back and you learn your way around the consoles, you just might get off this wretched rock.
Nauticrawl unfolds through turn-based exploration, as you puzzle out how everything fits together. Begin each run anew, but bring with you what you’ve learned along the way.
Think it through. Make mistakes and experiment.
You can do this.
About Spare Parts Oasis
Andrea Interguglielmi is an Italian game designer who has been making games since the early 2000s, which included designing adventure games for the GameBoy Color. After a detour working as a Hollywood effects artist, he’s now back making games, armed with experience from his time in the film industry. Andrea’s passion is bringing new and unique experiences to the games industry that he and his younger self would love to play. Follow him at @andreintg on Twitter.
About Armor Games Studios
From its roots as a popular portal for online gaming, Armor Games Studios is a publisher that aims to work directly with and help foster talented indie developers to create unique and engaging games of all types for all platforms. For more information, visit www.armorgamesstudios.com, and follow the company on Twitter @ArmorGameStudio.
Jonas “O.J” Ek
The Gaming Ground
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