Not long ago we posted the announcement trailer of Seabeard, a new game from the developers of Rolando developed in partnership with Backflip Studios. Back then, we really didn't know what you do in the game as it seemed like you do everything. Well, after a brief demo from Hand Circus's own Simon Oliver, it really seems like the game is less of a "game" with a specific task/goal and more of a sandbox-y world you just enjoy.

This game seems super promising, I really love how open it all seems and the potential for being something incredible (particularly given the pedigree it's coming from) just seems totally off the charts. We're super stoked for Seabeard.

  • 5hift

    Geez I can't wait!

    • skeletonlord

      Looks like it plays like Oceanhorn, I will probably check it out at some point. Looks interesting

  • Alexythimia23

    Looks o.k to me, was kind of hoping for a bit more combat and action along the way, but i guess its too early to say? Keeping the ol fingers and toes crossed.

  • TomCrown

    Free to play, IAP?

    • skeletonlord

      I'd like to think this game will be like Oceanhorn, possibly 4.99 UK price or something similar.

    • 5hift

      Either way, seems worth 2-5 USD. That's about how much I'm willing to spend anyways.

      • http://toucharcade.com Eli Hodapp

        It's going to be free to play for precisely this reason.

      • skeletonlord

        Oh awesome, will pick this up on release. Speaking of release, when will the game launch?

      • Cevan7

        According to HandCircus' Twitter, they're aiming for a release this summer.

      • skeletonlord

        Ah cool, I just read that. I literally followed them yesterday. Very excited to pick this one up. Looks like a game I will be playing a lot at release.

      • Themostunclean

        Should be willing to pay $20-$40 (US) for a full fledged, deep game like this. If people were actually willing to shell out real money for a team's hard work, IAP wouldn't be necessary for devs to actually make money.

  • EZ Ice

    Hope not Free....if so I'm out.

  • Echoen

    I now have a better idea of what Oceanhorn would be like if it was free-to-play. :D

  • agaetis181

    TA forum confirmed for not listening to ANYTHING that was said in the video.

  • spokentruths772

    Will there also be an android version

  • Based Xatu

    This is animal crossing.

  • 21tigermike

    Just as I expected from the featured image: Animal Crossing.
    ^^

  • worldcitizen1919

    Clone of OceanHorn.

    • 5hift

      Not very observant are you? Oceanhorn is pretty much a clone of Zelda yet you still think nah this is much more like Oceanhorn.

    • Themostunclean

      How exactly? Both have sailing? Guess you didn't even bother to watch the video, just looked at the graphics. Where exactly did Oceanhorn have trading, crafting, town building, daylight cycles, randomly generated missions, or multi-character parties? Don't get me wrong, I loved Oceanhorn but if you think this is anything close to a clone, you're crazy.

    • Azzotix

      World citizen is just a clone of a troll

  • araczynski

    3 currencies AND asshats to buy? Sounds like a winner...

  • softypolimer

    It's totally Wind Waker Crossing. Nothing wrong to clone a good game, a