Become a horrible eldritch ocean god. 🐙
October 17, 2019 3:07 PM   Subscribe

Sea Salt [YouTube][Game Trailer] “I am a dark God; my tendrils writhe beneath the waves, and altars to my magnificence are spread across the land. I seek worship, but, more importantly, I need flesh. When the time comes for my devoted archbishop to sacrifice himself, he refuses and flees behind the paltry defense of the city walls. He has mistaken my call for a request, and now I must claim him — and anyone who stands in my path. I will feast. [ ...] It’s best summarized as Hotline Miami, except I’m an angry sea god instead of a nihilist in a mask. I also gather and manage minions in a way that’s a little like Pikmin, but for goths. I have to navigate through levels seen through a top-down camera, and use my 2D pixel-art armies to visit unfathomable violence on the enemies and obstacles in my way.” [via: Polygon]
posted by Fizz (22 comments total) 29 users marked this as a favorite
It’s a lovely morning in the village, and you are a horrible eldritch god.
posted by dephlogisticated at 3:39 PM on October 17 [53 favorites]

Hell yeah, what a great mechanic! Reminds me a bit of Undead Horde.

It's an insta-wishlist for me. I appreciate that "idle" mechanics are making their way into other genres. My favorite game this year is Forager, which is Stardew Valley with more automation. ...and on that note, I just started playing Autonauts today, a(nother) farming/crafting sim with programmable bots. Fuck yeah.
posted by Christ, what an asshole at 3:40 PM on October 17 [2 favorites]

It has some well designed swarm mechanics and watching yourself grow more powerful as you consume humans is an enjoyable feeling.

Also, not something I thought I would ever type out. Feast and grow friends.
posted by Fizz at 4:56 PM on October 17 [8 favorites]

I read Cass's review this morning and bought immediately. I'm not sure there's ever been a game more up my alley. Going to start playing it right now, in fact, was only on Metafilter because I forgot I bought it because I just woke up from the only three hours of sleep I've gotten in the past 24 hours. +_+

Get to be a dark god now, though! O_O
posted by Caduceus at 5:14 PM on October 17 [4 favorites]

Wait, are y'all NOT eldritch ocean gods? Awkward.
posted by BeeDo at 5:17 PM on October 17 [13 favorites]

Wow! Rad. Hope it comes to the Switch.
posted by Don.Kinsayder at 7:32 PM on October 17

Wow! Rad. Hope it comes to the Switch.

It is on the Switch. Available to purchase right now. :)
posted by Fizz at 7:38 PM on October 17 [3 favorites]

so, this is a climate change game and we get to roleplay our deep dark mother? hail!
posted by eustatic at 7:45 PM on October 17 [1 favorite]

Relevant to my interests. Thank you!
posted by Pickman's Next Top Model at 9:46 PM on October 17 [3 favorites]

They missed a trick by keeping the spooky organ music in a regular 12-tone scale, like something from a suburban Halloween house. Were it truly Lovecraftean, it'd be sickeningly microtonal.
posted by acb at 2:16 AM on October 18 [6 favorites]

Metafilter: Watching yourself grow more powerful as you consume humans is an enjoyable feeling.
posted by Paul Slade at 2:19 AM on October 18 [4 favorites]

Ph'nglui mglw'nafh micro-transactions R'lyeh wgah-nagl fhtagn?
posted by Chaffinch at 3:59 AM on October 18 [8 favorites]

posted by seanmpuckett at 4:35 AM on October 18 [3 favorites]

Squee! (ftagn)
posted by Fleebnork at 4:44 AM on October 18

Started playing last night and it is stupid fun, the swarm rush techniques are fun to start with then get hard as you realize you start facing ranged enemies, and others with a kill zone when they die.

Looking forward to playing it on the big screen for all the weird pixel glory.
posted by mrzarquon at 6:42 AM on October 18 [1 favorite]

Wait, are y'all NOT eldritch ocean gods? Awkward.

My family are more eldritch sylvan god types, we tend to gather and consume the souls of inland campers, lumber executives, et al. Though one of my cousins does reach her mind-rending tendrils past the fragile membrane of the veil over at a town on the coast, so.
posted by cortex at 6:55 AM on October 18 [6 favorites]

> My family are more eldritch sylvan god types

You can tell the difference by the plaid and tendency for Sylvan god's to keep their tentacles long and cranial ones up in a man bun.
posted by mrzarquon at 2:29 PM on October 18 [1 favorite]

Thanks for this!

/eldritch geogod
posted by Gneisskate at 8:02 PM on October 18

Can you play as a goose?
posted by mbo at 1:59 PM on October 19

This appears to be a descendant of the game Infectonator, which is a good thing. I'm surprised that doesn't seem to be mentioned by anyone though, since the influence seems to be VERY clear.
posted by tychotesla at 4:27 PM on October 19

UK people: two more days!
posted by ver at 11:12 AM on October 20

> Release date: 22/10/2019

$ date
Tue 22 Oct 2019 00:32:05 BST

> Information This content is not available to purchase in Nintendo eShop yet.

please nintendo
posted by ver at 4:32 PM on October 21

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