Indie developer Different Tales has announced Our Life on Water, a new life simulation game set in a watery world inspired by the Mekong River region.
Our Life on Water is in development for Windows PC (via Steam) and has a release set for sometime in 2024.
Here’s a rundown on the game, plus its reveal trailer:
Our Life on Water is a life-sim RPG set in Sahakom, a fictional country inspired by the real-life Mekong River regions and their floating villages. You arrive in the village to eventually assume the role of Rivertalker—community’s link to the spiritual realm. Faced with growing dangers posed by the modern world, you will be compelled to turn to the River Spirits, along with your companion Yla—the talking otter.
- Life on the River – The River is your new home. Enjoy the slow life in a floating village. Collect bamboo and trash, recycle, craft items, construct river houses and structures, fish, tend to plants and crops, and raise animals. The River setting adds a unique flavor to each of these activities.
- Build the Community – Engage in village life, attend council meetings and social events. Use your charm and wit to bring people together. Find a way to create a strong, resilient community where people support each other and can endure difficulties as a group. Forge friendships and find love.
- Discover the Supernatural – Explore the monsoon scenery inspired by Cambodian and Vietnamese floating villages with a touch of magical realism. Travel by boat, swim and dive to find mystical artifacts. Interact with Yla the Otter and above all, find ways to gain the favor of the river spirits in order to rebuild the village.
- Protect the Village – Explore the history of a place where modern life confronts the indigenous, and where both the environment and cultural identity are in jeopardy. Your choices will have an impact on the village and its residents. Can you mend the community’s wounds and save their homeland?