Universal Oceanhorn 2: Knights of the Lost Realm (In development)

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  1. Fox-One-1

    Fox-One-1 Well-Known Member

    Apr 5, 2011
    Thank you!

    Thank you all for your kind words and enthusiasm! Announcing Oceanhorn 2: Knights of the Lost Realm yesterday was amazing. We got a lot of great coverage in media all over the world and tens of thousands of people visited our development blog. So it is finally real and we can start talking about this game that we have been planning ever since the release of Oceanhorn: Monster of Uncharted Seas!

    Couple of things that we can confirm for you guys, are that the game is going to be a premium title. Despite what people say, premium is not dead and it is a business model that has worked well with Oceanhorn. In addition, Oceanhorn 2 is going to be a Universal title and if everything goes according to our plans, you should be able to play it with an iPhone, iPad and Apple TV! That being said, we are not excluding any other platforms.

    We will get back to you with more updates later on! Thanks for your warm welcome, toucharcade!
  2. mckaystites

    mckaystites Well-Known Member

    Feb 19, 2014
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    Good work once again :) amazing studio that makes amazing games. Can't wait to buy this. Keep up the good work!
  3. Passion

    Passion Well-Known Member

    Jul 12, 2016
    Can't wait to pay it. Take my money.
  4. jpgold

    jpgold Well-Known Member

    Sep 21, 2012
    Online Ad Sales - Pandora
    New York, NY
    Don't even know how to comment. Speechless and couldn't be more excited for this.
  5. curtisrshideler

    curtisrshideler Well-Known Member
    Patreon Bronze

    Jul 30, 2011
    Video Producer/Editor
    Very excited as well. Makes me want to play the first one again! Can't wait to buy this one on all the platforms I can.
  6. Dankrio

    Dankrio Well-Known Member
    Patreon Silver

    Jun 3, 2014
    Maybe it's finally time to play the first one, that has been sitting on my device forever.
  7. NinjaFish

    NinjaFish Member

    Oct 5, 2016
    It looks great!I can't wait it!
  8. yankeeblue000

    yankeeblue000 Well-Known Member

    Aug 29, 2016
    Oooooh man I'm excited I love the first one. It's an incredible game It's one of my fav's I'm so happy. Lol. Congratulations on the success of the first one and much much success on the sequel I can't wait
  9. Jxsgamer

    Jxsgamer Well-Known Member

    Dec 28, 2011
    WOWO...! I'm late. :L
    I loved the first Oceanhorn. This camera change sounds interesting... Hope it goes well.

    Looking at the map, it feels like we'll be journeying through this crescent island on foot.
    I wonder if there still be any sailing... How to have *Oceanhorn without any ship-cruising?
  10. skeerup

    skeerup Well-Known Member

    Feb 1, 2010
    Whooohooo. Can't wait for this one. First one was awesome. Updates and bug fixes were super fast, and still being updated with the new phones.
    Great devs!!
    Take my money please.
  11. Mariko

    Mariko Well-Known Member

    May 19, 2016
    This new sequel looks amazing! I'm extremely excited for it to get released. I totally adored the first game, it's visuals are definitely some of the best in mobile games, especially so since the last few updates that improved them quite a bit.

    I do have one question, though, about the first one. Which I've never been able to find an answer for: what are the differences, between the iOS and PS4 versions of the game? If there are any with them that are the significant differences?
  12. Pony

    Pony Well-Known Member

    Sep 28, 2011
    The Netherlands
    Oceanhorn blew me away and to this day sits on both my iPad and iPhone even though I finished it.
    If the first game was any indication, then the second game is going to blow me away all over again.
    Definitely smashing that buy button once it arrives! :D
  13. Fox-One-1

    Fox-One-1 Well-Known Member

    Apr 5, 2011
    Oceanhorn 2, Unreal and Beyond

    From our development blog: Oceanhorn.blogspot.com

    The reveal of Oceanhorn 2's development got an amazing reception from all of you back in August. Thank you so much!

    It has been five months now and we have been very busy working on the game, to fulfill our dream project one asset and feature at a time. Unfortunately, we haven't had time to give you guys any updates. Let's remedy that right here, right now!


    Oceanhorn 2 looks stunning on mobile

    Weighing our options

    Over the years, we have learned that making a video game is a huge undertaking. For Oceanhorn 1 we did everything from ground up, from using a proprietary game engine, designing and developing our own full featured level editor to a highly laborious porting and upgrading work that had to be done for other platforms.

    When we were dreaming up what Oceanhorn 2 should be like, we knew that we would have to do everything from ground up yet again if we would continue using our own tools. To meet the high expectations of the video game audience on mobile, high-end PCs and consoles, we decided to start developing Oceanhorn 2 on Unreal Engine 4.

    Oceanhorn 2's new perspective will take you in the center of the action

    Powered by Unreal Engine 4

    Unreal Engine is a game engine that has proven itself in hundreds of big titles over the past 20 years. Its graphical capabilities and level editing tools are the best the industry has to offer. We have the artistic freedom, and to ensure we can achieve what we set out to do, Epic allows us developers to access the engine source code. With Unreal Engine 4, we basically have hundreds of man years of video game development backing us up, and delivering our uncompromised dream is still going to be in our own hands in the end!

    "With Unreal Engine 4, we have hundreds of man years of video game development backing us up"

    This project has introduced a lot of new and exciting things for us, from new ways of thinking to new tools and workflows. As an artist, I had to learn everything about physically based rendering. It provides an intuitive way to express the realistic properties of the materials for the renderer. It is a relatively new way to get realistic looking materials for a modern game engine that handles realistic lighting.

    Our game has an artistically stylized look, but even our style benefits from the physically based rendering. Pixar animations have used it for years, but these days we can render it in realtime, even on mobile.

    Good things come to those who wait

    When setting up the renderer and materials, we wanted to make sure everything will work on both PC and mobile. Minor differences can be seen in some of the screen space effects, as all of them are not yet feasible on mobile hardware. We started optimizing the project for the mobile right from the beginning, and when we started to test out our game on actual mobile hardware, our efforts paid off.

    The development and discovery

    In our previous announcement blog post we shed light on some of the new gameplay aspects featured in Oceanhorn 2. These were just a few examples of the features that will make Oceanhorn 2 truly special. We will be sharing more exciting news with you in the upcoming months.

    A knight's weapon Caster in action

    There is a certain unrevealed element in the game that makes Oceanhorn 2 different when compared to other games in the same genre. We have been experimenting with this element right from the beginning, and we are starting to see the impact it has on Oceanhorn 2.

    When developing new and exciting elements to the game, our main goal is always to improve the player’s experience and reinforce his or her emotional investment to the the world and story. We also aim to enrich the aspects that people loved in the original game, such as exploration.

    In many ways, experimenting with features is one of the perks of being an indie company. If we come up with the best thing ever for an action RPG at any given time, we can go ahead and add it to the game.

    Mobile graphics of 2017!

    In our day to day development, we have reached a point where we can produce game content fast. More cutscenes and levels are being added to the game every week and the quests are starting to shape up. Still, we have a long road ahead of us to finish this game and I hope Oceanhorn fans can wait patiently.

    Oceanhorn: Monster of Uncharted Seas sold over 1 million copies on all platforms combined, but let’s remember it started out as an amazing iOS adventure game.

    Oceanhorn 2 will definitely come out on iOS!
  14. ROGER-NL

    ROGER-NL Well-Known Member

    May 21, 2012
    Gonna play this instead of the new Zelda saves me a console.
  15. Hambo12

    Hambo12 Well-Known Member

    Jul 23, 2012
    on the internet
    #35 Hambo12, Jan 27, 2017
    Last edited: Jan 27, 2017
    hypeeeee looks amazing. a couple questions...

    1. premium?
    2. 2017 release date or later?
    3. can you take all of my money?
  16. senkoujin

    senkoujin Well-Known Member

    Aug 28, 2013
    Bells and Whistles

    As a HUGE fan of the original Oceanhorn (iOS) game, I must admit (especially after these screenshots) that my excitement for Oceanhorn 2 (iOS) is on-par with that of the new Zelda game! That's saying A LOT!

    I am EXTREMELY impressed with the development of Oceanhorn 2!! This is already looking like Game of the Year material! My only concern is if the game will be supported on an iPad Air 2 running iOS 8.3, which is absolutely capable of running (smoothly) most, if not all games utilizing the powerful Unreal 4 Engine.

    Either way, I wish you all the best in the continued development of this groundbreaking marvel! :)
  17. Sash-O

    Sash-O Well-Known Member

    Feb 13, 2015
    Thank you for posting this, it looks awesome & you have my support! 2017 will be great!#

    I'm looking forward to play Part 2 on iOS and will get it on Nintendo Switch also. It's funny to have Zelda & now your game on a Nintendo console! Good job guys!#
  18. slighmd

    slighmd Well-Known Member

    Mar 30, 2009
    Omg beautiful
  19. Jackaluk

    Jackaluk Well-Known Member

    Jul 3, 2015
    Just great to see developers actually involved with their fans, with that box ticked and controller support, I'll pretty much buy anything!!
  20. Crazyboy423

    Crazyboy423 Well-Known Member

    Jun 23, 2014

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