Spiral Circus, the studio behind the upcoming underwater adventure game Silt, has published a new trailer for the game, which demonstrates more of the game’s gameplay ideas and, at long last, provides a release date. Watch the video by clicking on it down below.
Silt is an action-adventure video game that takes place in the murky depths of the ocean and challenges players to navigate the perilous deep water while avoiding or destroying harmful plant and animal life. In the course of playing the game, players will have to solve a wide variety of various puzzles, and they will also have the opportunity to take control of a number of different sea creatures in order to accomplish their objectives. Everything is depicted in a wonderful black and white visual style, and the art design is breathtaking despite its apparent simplicity.
Over on the PlayStation Blog, the programmer for Spiral Circus, Dom Clarke, discussed how this particular art style was inspired by Tom’s ink-based art, and how they had to let the artist flex his creative muscles in his domain before attempting to translate that into what would look the best (and in turn, work the best) within the context of a video game.
It was crucial that the game looked like one of Tom’s paintings rather than like his artwork had been transplanted into something else out of context. The plan was to provide Tom with almost complete control over the visual appearance of the game directly from within the sketching application itself. This includes control over composition, camera framing, tonal contrast, lighting, shadow, texture, and fog, as well as all the other elements that he would just draw naturally if he were working on one of his compositions, as he explained.
On June 1st, Silt will finally be available for the PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, Xbox One, PC, and Nintendo Switch.