Studio Snowblind, a newly established Japanese independent developer, has announced Glaciered, a science-fiction action adventure game set below the sea on a glacier-covered on Earth 65 million years in the future. It is planned for release on PC via Steam. A release date was not announced.
Studio Snowblind was founded in May by Kei Shibuya, who has previously worked on projects such as Project Nimbus: Complete Edition and Sumire, as well as various titles since the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 era.
Here is an overview of the game, via its Steam page:
Glaciered takes place on Earth 65 million years in the future, where the “Everwinter” has transformed the planet’s surface into a gigantic sheet of ice and life continues to survive under the glacier-covered seas.
Aquatic plants grow from glacier skies and colorful, bioluminescent fish light the seafloor. A new species prospers in this new golden age of life. They are the Tuai, descended from birds and successors of the dinosaurs. The superior intellect and unique metabolism they evolved over millions of years secured their prosperity in this icy environment. The great Ice Age that nurtures this bountiful ecosystem will survive for as long as the Everwinter persists.
Play as a Tuai fighting against that which has come to threaten the Everwinter.
- Glaciered features real-time, dynamic combat that combines melee and ranged attacks with special abilities. Unleash the power within the Tuai avian and dinosaur bloodlines and harness their ability to control heat and cold.
- Build your character by combining various abilities and passive skills like high-speed swimming that creates tunnels of supercritical water, temporal crystal blades, and more.
- Discover unique ecosystems spread across an ocean Earth 65 million years in the future. Visit grasslands growing from icy skies, swim past schools of thermophilic fish coating the seafloor, and fend off members of the Crocodilia family that have been freed from gravity’s grip and grown to enormous size.
- Glaciered supports NVIDIA RTX features. Experience the far-future Earth in 4K, enhanced by ray-tracing and DLSS, with 8K textures used for the main characters.
Watch the announcement trailer below. View the first screenshots at the gallery.