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Far: Lone Sails

Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
Genre: Action/Adventure
Developer: Mr. Whale's Game Service
Release Date: May 17, 2018

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'Far: Lone Sails' (ALL) Digital Artbook and Soundtrack As DLCs

by Rainier on April 23, 2018 @ 11:04 a.m. PDT

Far: Lone Sails is a 2.5D vehicle adventure game where you need to maintain and upgrade your unique vessel to explore a dried-out sea.

Under cloud-strewn skies, the player travels across a seemingly endless dried-up sea, littered with the remains of a once vibrant seafaring civilization. The game’s world is largely devoid of life, yet filled with places to explore and history to discover.

What once was the bottom of an ocean, has turned into a graveyard for submarines and super tankers. Once bustling island settlements have decayed into hilltop ruins. What secrets do they hold? And more importantly… is there any salvage to be found?!

While the greater goal of the journey remains to be uncovered by the player, urgent short-term necessities call for immediate action. The train-like vehicle needs to be fueled, maintained and upgraded to master the challenges that lie ahead…

The digital artbook ($2.99) of Far: Lone Sails consists of 37 pages full of concept art, sketches and 3D models of the most remarkable characters, buildings, and landscapes from the game. It will also reveal more of the game’s backstory.

FAR: Lone Sails’ Creative Lead Don Schmocker drew inspiration from a wide variety of  works. Stephen Biesty’s “Incredible Cross-Sections” was a major source of inspiration, as well as Theo Jansen’s “Strandbeest”. Movies like “Das Boot” or “Mad Max II” and games like “Journey” influenced the game’s art style and concept.

Music plays an integral part in creating the subdued atmosphere in FAR: Lone Sails, as well. To let players dive deep into the game’s mood acoustically, its evocative orchestral score will also be available as a digital download ($4.99). Composer and sound designer Joel Schoch recorded 21 original tracks along with a group of orchestral musicians. That makes for about 53 extra minutes of dwelling in the game’s musical world.

Both DLCs will be available separately or bundled with the game as digital collector’s edition.

OST Tracklist

01. Coloured Engine (03:58)
02. My Friend. Sail. (03:42)
03. Light On (01:28)
04. Bridge (01:34)
05. Rain. Storm. Thunder. (01:42)
06. Night (02:58)
07. First Glimpse (02:05)
08. More to See (01:58)
09. Not Alone (03:30)
10. Inconvenient Circumstances (04:30)
11. Sun. Down. (03:24)
12. Swamptown (02:30)
13. Empty, Busy Construction Site (03:28)
14. Explore it! (02:40)
15. Drive it! (01:52)
16. Still Driving. (00:50)
17. Cave Mashup (03:13)
18. Warmth in the Cold (00:45)
19. Disorientated (02:02)
20. Half (02:30)
21. Lone Sails (02:20)

OST Artists

Joel Schoch - Composition & FX, Piano, Rhodes piano, Synth, All sort of little and big Percussion, Ukulele, Guitar, Mandolin, Bouzouki
David Germann - Soprano-, Alto-, & Tenor saxophone
Fortunat Häfliger - Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Joe Flüeler - Cello
Hannah Adriana Müller - Violin, Voice
Hanspeter Schoch - Contrabass
Remo Schluep - Guitar
David Hohl - Mandolin

Key Features:

  • Challenging vehicle gameplay: Maintain and upgrade your vessel to overcome numerous obstacles and hazardous weather conditions.
  • A unique world to discover: Explore a desolate dried-out seabed and follow the trails of a once flourishing civilization.
  • Immersive experience: Revel in astoundingly beautiful landscapes and indulge in the intricate, yet soothing soundtrack.

FAR: Lone Sails will be available on Steam,, and the Humble Store starting May 17, 2018.

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