Waking Tides Released: An Atmospheric AR Adventure Game on Steam

Gaming Staff • April 1, 2024

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The long-awaited game, Waking Tides, has been released on April 1, 2024, by AirshipFX and its creator, Dries Schaballie. The game is available for purchase on STEAM™ and offers an innovative and captivating atmospheric adventure game that thrives on experimentation. Waking Tides is designed using Unreal® Engine 5 and features augmented reality (AR) elements that extend gameplay and blur the lines between reality and fantasy.

Players are introduced to a compelling story where they must solve puzzles and uncover secrets hidden within a haunting oil rig. The AR functionality is integrated directly with smartphones' native webAR capabilities, making it easily accessible and user-friendly. The game is a first-person adventure that features challenging puzzles, and players can summon optional hints through the accompanying webAR application.

Waking Tides offers several key features, including atmospheric adventure, augmented reality, Lovecraftian, and walking simulator. The game's official media kit is available for download, and players can purchase the game on STEAM™. Dries Schaballie, the game's creator, is an industry veteran with over 15 years of experience in multimedia and XR projects. Waking Tides is the first of many games to come from AirshipFX, and Schaballie plans to create new experimental games, an Apple® Vision Pro application, and an Unreal® Engine 5 short film with an accompanying multiplayer game experience.

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