Vilnius, Lithuania — January 21st, 2021.
The Lithuania-based video game publisher and game developer Nordcurrent and the solo game developer Max Mraz are today very excited and happy to announce that their Zelda-like pixel-art ARPG “Ocean’s Heart” is now available for PC via Steam and GOG for $14.99/€14.99/£13.49.
Brought to life by the creator of Yarntown, Max Mraz, and publisher Nordcurrent, Ocean’s Heart pays homage to the genre classics, enriching tried and true roleplaying concepts with a modern flair.
Ocean’s Heart is a charming pixel-art action RPG set in a spirited world brimming with secrets, magic, and perilous affairs. As Tilia, a young girl who’s father has been kidnapped by the ruthless pirate Blackbeard, you must set off on a treacherous journey through a vast and dangerous wilderness to rescue him, unraveling a web of pirate conspiracies on the way.
Gather items along your journey to craft potions as well as expand and upgrade your ever-growing arsenal of weapons, constantly increasing your skills to fight boss adversaries and survive deadly dungeons.
“Ocean’s Heart was created by pouring out my love of playing in the woods, going on hikes, and discovering cool ravines or ruins. It’s about exploring, and the sense of satisfaction of finding a mystery out there, and trying to figure out what it means,” said Max Mraz, the developer of Ocean’s Heart.
“So it lures you off the path by being full of hidden areas that hint at stories and hide new monsters and treasure. Creating the world of Ocean’s Heart and doing all the art, music, writing, and design myself has been a terrific challenge, and I’m thrilled to let everyone else into it.”
“It’s been a pleasure partnering up with Max to help launch his first commercial game for PC,” said Artūras Surgutanovas, Head of Marketing from Nordcurrent.
“We love his vision and inspiration from the classic RPGs of the 80s and 90s, and we think that Ocean’s Heart achieves this nostalgia, offering hours of exciting top-down roleplaying action, an engaging story crafted with clever humor, and a beautiful pixel art aesthetic.”
Ocean’s Heart is translated into English, French, German, Spanish, Russian, Brazilian Portuguese, and Simplified Chinese.
For more information, check out Ocean’s Heart official website, Facebook, and Twitter.
Founded in 2002, Nordcurrent is a video game developer and publisher headquartered in Vilnius, Lithuania. With over 50 game releases under its belt across various platforms, the studio is mostly known for its biggest hit, Cooking Fever, a food-themed time-management game with 250 million downloads and 15 million monthly active users on mobile. Additionally, the studio is proud of its recent award-winning and nominated release, Murder in the Alps, an action-packed shooter Sniper Arena. For more information, visit: https://www.nordcurrent.com
About Max Mraz
Max Mraz is an American solo developer based in Ohio. He is the creator of Yarntown, a 2D The Legend of Zelda-inspired version of Bloodborne, and Hallow’s Eve, a Halloween action game set in the 90s about a Pumpkin ghost trying to rent Jurassic Park from the human world. Both are available on Itch.io. Max’s first commercial release is a pixel-art adventure RPG, Ocean’s Heart, now available on Steam and GOG. Follow Max on Twitter.
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Jonas “O.J” Ek
The Gaming Ground
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