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FAR: Lone Sails

May 23, 2018

By: Richard Costa

 
 
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Game Info
Developer
Okomotive
Publisher
Mixtvision
Platforms
Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC
FAR: Lone Sails Release Date
December 31, 1969 (Calendar)
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FAR: Lone Sails is an exploration adventure video game developed by Swiss studio Okomotive. It is the studio's first game. It released on Microsoft Windows and OS X on 17 May 2018, with Xbox One and PlayStation 4 versions in development.

The player controls the driver of a large vehicle and explores a dried-out ocean in a post-apocalyptic world searching for an old civilization. The game is played from a side-scrolling perspective, with the vehicle interior seen as a cross-section. To control the vehicle the player must move around inside it, operating stations and pressing buttons to perform various functions that keep the vehicle moving, such as engaging the engine or filling the boiler. They are also required to solve puzzles in the world to allow the vehicle to pass. The game's vehicle is a hybrid between a land and sea vehicle that has been modified a number of times.

The game has no enemies and no other characters to interact with. While it starts with a burial scene, the rest of the game's background story is intentionally vague, with the developers intending for the player's curiosity to motivate them to explore. It takes about two to three hours to complete.