I’m a fan of Thunder Lotus Games, which by association means I’m also a fan of their new project, Spiritfarer. Even though I pretty much never play sim or management games, outside of strategy games, this one deserves a chance. For one, it shares the trademark Thunder Lotus outstanding hand drawn visuals. For another, this teaser trailer for Spiritfarer shows off the more intense sections of the game. Sure, I’m fine with harvesting ingredients and helping people, but I am more of a fan of crazy platforming. To see the video as well as read more details about the upcoming game, just keep on reading below.

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Thunder Lotus Shares New Gameplay from Spiritfarer, AMA coming soon.

A fresh look at the game’s platforming levels­.

Montreal, Canada – May 26, 2020 – Creators of unique hand-drawn indie games Thunder Lotus have shared fresh new gameplay from Spiritfarer, the “cozy management game about dying”. The Second Spiritfarer Gameplay Teaser shines a spotlight on the game’s more dynamic platforming levels, which serve as a counterpoint to Spiritfarer’s cozy management gameplay and emotional narrative. The teaser premiered today alongside like-minded wholesome games on the Wholesome Direct showcase. Spiritfarer is scheduled for release in 2020 on Xbox Game Pass, Xbox One, Windows PC, PlayStation®4, and Nintendo Switch™.

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In addition, the developer has announced its plans to participate in the upcoming Steam Game Festival – Summer Edition by hosting an AMA on June 10, 2020. Thunder Lotus looks forward to discussing its approach to delivering an experience that is both entertaining and emotionally moving in Spiritfarer, as well as answering any other questions the studio’s fans may have. Fans are encouraged to check Spiritfarer’s Steam page for upcoming details about the AMA event.

“It’s great to be able to showcase some of the great gameplay variety we’re building into Spiritfarer with this Teaser,” said Spiritfarer Creative Director Nicolas Guérin in a prepared statement. “The game’s development is coming along very smoothly, and our great community has been quite vocal about their anticipation. I look forward to fielding their questions during the AMA.”

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About Spiritfarer

Spiritfarer is a cozy management game about dying. You play Stella, ferrymaster to the deceased, a Spiritfarer. Build a boat to explore the world, then befriend and care for spirits before finally releasing them into the afterlife. Farm, mine, fish, harvest, cook, and craft your way across mystical seas. Join the adventure as Daffodil the cat, in two-player cooperative play. Spend relaxing quality time with your spirit passengers, create lasting memories, and, ultimately, learn how to say goodbye to your cherished friends. What will you leave behind?

Spiritfarer will be released in 2020 on the following platforms: with Xbox Game Pass for PC and Console, Xbox One, Windows PC, PlayStation®4, Nintendo Switch™, Mac and Linux.

Josh Speer
Josh is a passionate gamer, finding time to clock in around 30-40 hours of gaming a week. He discovered Operation Rainfall while avidly following the localization of the Big 3 Wii RPGs. He enjoys SHMUPS, Platformers, RPGs, Roguelikes and the occasional Fighter. He’s also an unashamedly giant Mega Man fan, having played the series since he was eight. As Head Editor and Review Manager, he spends far too much time editing reviews and random articles. In his limited spare time he devours indies whole and anticipates the release of quirky, unpredictable and innovative games.