the Humble Store,
now offer the release of FAR: Lone Sails for Windows and macOS, allowing the chance to experience what
developer Okomotive and publisher Mixtvision call an "atmospheric vehicle
adventure." Launching alongside the game are the soundtrack and a digital
artbook as two DLC packages. The
trailer shows off the game's striking visuals and unusual mechanic of
land-based sailing vessels, but does not convey much about
gameplay. For more on that we turn to the announcement:
Lone Sails takes you into a post-apocalyptic, yet zombie-free world: It’s just
you and your machine vs. the big nothing. In a unique hybrid of ship and train
you travel across an ocean-turned desert following the tracks of a once
flourishing civilization. Through an array of roadblocks and through hazardous
weather you need to keep your vessel going.
FAR: Lone Sails is all about the experience of being on your way. While your
miniscule character sails through barren, yet beautiful landscapes in her
enormous vehicle, relaxing moments interchange with busier episodes that demand
your full attention: manage your fuel supplies, your vehicle’s condition, and
find your way through obstacles of all sorts.
Along your way you will find extra parts to upgrade your vehicle with new
features. You will need them if you hope to make it through this journey.
Just as FAR: Lone Sails is about a special journey, the development has
literally been quite a trip: Starting out as a student’s project in 2015, FAR:
Lone Sails was invited to the E3 ID@Xbox showcase in 2016; its first showing to
a wide audience. Following along were quite a few more festivals and expos –
including GDC/IGF 2017 and Gamescom 2016 and 2017 – where the game was shown and
managed to pick up awards and nominations. It was shown all around the world,
from Mumbai to L.A, and has accumulated a mileage of close to 60.000 km by now!
Two DLCs are available alongside the game: a digital artbook containing 40 pages
of concept art, sketches, studies, and different game engine renders of the most
remarkable characters, buildings, and landscapes you will find in the game and
the digital soundtrack with 18 original tracks by composer Joel Schoch recorded
with a small orchestra.
Both DLCs are available separately or bundled up with the game as digital