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Niche Spotlight – Beyond Blue

Beyond Blue

Today’s Spotlight is Beyond Blue, a narrative-driven adventure game by E-Line Media.

Set in the near future, players control Mirai, a scientist using cutting-edge technology to explore the ocean depths. Catalog and interact with a wide range of marine wildlife across eight different dives. Beyond Blue also features unlockable mini-documentaries that contain interviews with leading marine biologists from across the globe.

You can find the game’s launch trailer (via IGN’s Summer of Gaming) below.

Beyond Blue is available on Windows PC (via Steam), PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.

You can find a rundown of the game (via Steam) below:


Beyond Blue is a single-player narrative adventure that takes you deep into our planet’s beating blue heart.

Set in the near future, Beyond Blue explores the mysteries of our ocean through the eyes of Mirai, a deep-sea explorer and scientist. Become a part of a newly-formed research team using groundbreaking technologies to see, hear, and interact with the ocean in a more meaningful way than has ever been attempted.

Features:

  • Throughout eight different dives you’ll explore the untouched world of our ocean and use technology at the edge of our understanding – tracking sea creatures, unraveling mysteries, and interacting with the ocean like never before
  • Experience an evocative narrative with full voice cast – Anna Akana (YouTube), Mira Furlan (Lost, Babylon 5), Hakeem Kae-Kazim (Black Sails, Hotel Rwanda), and Ally Maki (Toy Story 4)
  • Listen to a captivating and entertaining soundtrack featuring an original score and music from Miles Davis, The Flaming Lips, The Edisons, and more
  • Unlock sixteen unique mini-documentaries called Ocean Insights that feature original footage and interviews with science’s leading ocean experts

Embracing the same inclusive development process that was used to create Never Alone (Kisima Ingitchuna), E-Line’s BAFTA award-winning game about Alaska Native culture, the company partnered with BBC Studios (developers of the acclaimed Blue Planet II), OceanX Media, world-class game makers, and some of science’s leading ocean experts to craft an experience that reflects the awesome wonder and unbounded mystery that infuses our planet’s beating blue heart.


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Frank Streva

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