The independent publisher Return Digital and the developer Free Lives have announced their new collaborative game: It’s about Terra Nil, a “reverse city building game that pursues ecosystem restoration”, according to its official description. In this title of strategy we will have to create our own settlement, but instead of doing it to exploit the natural resources that are around us, the objective will be to repopulate the flora and fauna of the scene.
At the moment it has not been specified when the final version of this project will be launched or on what platforms it will be launched, although it has been reported that will have a free and open trial at Steam Next Fest, the festival of demos of the digital store that will be held on Friday, June 16 at 7:00 p.m. (Spanish peninsular time) and will remain active until June 22 at the same time. Below you can see the first trailer of Terra Nil.
Hand-painted and procedurally generated scenery
As you can see, this game will have the isometric perspective common in management and strategy games, although betting on a visual style hand painted something more casual that focuses on glorifying ecosystem restoration. On Terra Nil our mission will be to bring a procedurally generated post-apocalyptic scenario back to life, but with different geographical regions with their own characteristics and, therefore, with their own challenges, flora and fauna.
Terra Nil allow us establish green buildings in devastated areas to bring back the greenery of nature, and for this you will have to go through various phases of restoration such as the cultivation of biodiversity, the regulation of the climate or the recycling of buildings. Yes, we will have to face unique weather patterns for each of the different regionsAlthough while we do we will enjoy a meditative soundtrack and a detailed palette of sounds.
Free Lives dares to leave his comfort zone with this project, although honestly it is not a very limited one: this independent study is known, above all, for Broforce, his carefree shooter arcade pixel art, y Genital Jousting, a game in which we control a penis trying to fit in other genitals. They have also worked on GORN, a curious and graphic game of gladiators in VR.