Nordcurrent and Nordcurrent have announced that their Zelda-like pixel-art adventure RPG, Ocean’s Heart, is now available on Steam and GOG. As the press release reads, Ocean’s Heart pays homage to the genre classics, enriching tried and true roleplaying concepts with a modern flair.
Ocean’s Heart is a charming pixel-art action RPG set in a spirited world brimming with secrets, magic, and perilous affairs.
“As Tilia, a young girl who’s father has been kidnapped by the ruthless pirate Blackbeard, you must set off on a treacherous journey through a vast and dangerous wilderness to rescue him, unraveling a web of pirate conspiracies on the way. Gather items along your journey to craft potions as well as expand and upgrade your ever-growing arsenal of weapons, constantly increasing your skills to fight boss adversaries and survive deadly dungeons.”
Max Mraz, the developer of Ocean’s Heart, said:
“Ocean’s Heart was created by pouring out my love of playing in the woods, going on hikes, and discovering cool ravines or ruins. It’s about exploring, and the sense of satisfaction of finding a mystery out there, and trying to figure out what it means. So it lures you off the path by being full of hidden areas that hint at stories and hide new monsters and treasure. Creating the world of Ocean’s Heart and doing all the art, music, writing, and design myself has been a terrific challenge, and I’m thrilled to let everyone else into it.”
Arturas Surgutanovas, Head of Marketing from Nordcurrent, added:
“It’s been a pleasure partnering up with Max to help launch his first commercial game for PC. We love his vision and inspiration from the classic RPGs of the 80s and 90s, and we think that Ocean’s Heart achieves this nostalgia, offering hours of exciting top-down roleplaying action, an engaging story crafted with clever humor, and a beautiful pixel art aesthetic.”