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The Sea Will Claim Everything
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Genre: Adventure
Platforms: PC
Languages: English
Players: Single-player
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The Sea Will Claim Everything almost wins awards
It's the biggest game in the surreal and wonderful Lands of Dream, it sports one of the best soundtracks we've ever encountered, its unique hand-drawn visuals wouldn't feel out of place in a children's book, it tells a story that will make you proud of gaming (and possibly think), it features dozens of odd characters, it's huge, it's got impressive walls of text and it even features two of the smartest puzzles we've encountered, but these are not the reasons you should play The Sea Will Claim Everything. No. You should play this game because it can actually help you become a better person.

TSWCE was also runner-up for Best Original Script in the Telegraph video game awards[www.telegraph.co.uk].

A surreal, intelligent adventure blends magical fantasy with a dash of realism. It takes an exceptional writer to weave absurdity and believability together to create such a vivid tale, and Kyratzes manages it effortlessly.

See? This is why The Sea Will Claim Everything should be on Steam. Right? Yes? Hello?

Description
Release date: May 2012
Selected as one of IndieGames.com's Top 12 Indie Games of 2012

It's the biggest game in the surreal and wonderful Lands of Dream, it sports one of the best soundtracks we've ever encountered and unique visuals that wouldn't feel out of place in a children's book, it tells a story that will make you proud of gaming, it features dozens of odd characters, it's huge, it's got impressive walls of text and it even features two of the smartest puzzles we've encountered, but these are not the reasons you should play The Sea Will Claim Everything. No. You should play this game because it can actually help you become a better person.
- IndieGames.com

At first glance, the game’s cutesy, cartoony graphics and simplistic interface give the impression that this is a juvenile game designed for small children. However, it soon becomes apparent that the game is in fact a deeply political, philosophical, and even academic narrative that defies easy description. It is to adventure games what Umberto Eco’s Il nome della rosa is to murder mystery novels.
- Adventure Classic Gaming

For those looking for an adventure with a sense of wonder, The Sea Will Claim Everything is a must-have.
- Adventure Gamers

Jonas’ finest exhibition to date, with a beautiful soundtrack and a consistently attractive appearance.
- Rock Paper Shotgun

It’s a beautiful experience, one that made me truly proud of what the medium can accomplish.
- Mash Those Buttons

It was not half-hearted; it did not feel like a lecture. It felt authentic, in ways so delightfully evocative it’s frightening.
- Bit Creature

It’s like a five year old with a degree in comparative literature.
- Scripted Sequence

A Brief Introduction

OK, here's what this game is, and this is honestly the best way to describe it: a portal to the Lands of Dream. We can do the feature list in a second, but just leave that stuff aside for a moment. Yes, the graphics are unusual. Yes, it has walls of text. It does a lot of things strangely. But it does those things for a reason, and the reason is that it wants to transport you to another world. If you give it a chance, it will take you on a journey that will make you laugh and think and feel (and probably make you a bit hungry, too). It's extremely silly and it's deeply serious and it comes from the heart.

Relatively Generic Description

The Sea Will Claim Everything is an adventure game set in Lands of Dream; more specifically, it’s a portal to the Fortunate Isles, where the sinister Lord Urizen is using the debt crisis to impose his will on the people, and where the ancient biotechnological dwelling called Underhome is facing foreclosure. Your help is needed. Are you ready for a journey?

As Previously Mentioned, A List of Features
  • A story that's actually about something: philosophy, politics, family, literature, struggle - and cheese, of course.
  • Beautiful hand-drawn graphics, full of colour and personality.
  • An incredible score that you won't soon forget.
  • Adjectives. A fair number of adjectives.
  • A huge and varied world to explore.
  • Dozens of memorable characters to meet and interact with.
  • Thousands of details to find.
  • Walls of text! This game takes delight in words.
  • An awesome alchemy system!
  • Emphasis on exploration and story over difficult puzzles.
  • An obnoxious mouse in your inventory.
  • Much, much more. A lot more. Amazing amounts of more. More more than More McMoreton has in his more-warehouse in Gloucestershire.
  • Caution: may contain traces of puns.

You can find the game's official site (and a demo) here:
http://landsofdream.net/games/the-sea-will-claim-everything/

The Lands of Dream site also contains other games and stories, all of which are free. For a short game that is nevertheless representative, play The Fabulous Screech. It's about a cat.
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ionutudor2012 Apr 16 @ 3:55am 
voted
Major Garland Briggs Apr 8 @ 5:25am 
I love that you've found a way for characters to talk directly to the player instead of the usual proxy character.
Lin Mar 23 @ 8:29am 
I'm hoping the Brandon bundle aside from supporting a great cause will also bring more traffic this way. I have the game, it's fantastic, it really really needs to get greenlit, I'm looking forward to gifting it around. And as an aside, months after finishing the game I still can't stop listening to the soundtrack, it's just brilliant.
bam Mar 14 @ 1:07am 
Jonas Kyratsez is a master of storycrafting through games, the addition of this game to Steam will be a refreshing change from the keyboard bashing types that can be found almost everywhere in Steam nowadays.
FreestyleGamingArtist Feb 14 @ 9:53pm 
This game is so raw and creative! Doesn't need any fancy graphics to be good, just an awesome story and cute art. Yeah, would buy this.

Saw this game on notonsteam.com
cavusanil Feb 10 @ 5:12pm 
Mac version pls
Khmeli Suneli Jan 25 @ 5:12am 
Guys, it looks extremely interesting. Glad to finally (10 January) have news of you.
zKeyserSozez Jan 17 @ 3:40pm 
Smart
Clitcomander Jan 11 @ 5:03am 
ITS SOO GOOD
eli Jan 7 @ 1:20pm 
Hoping for a Mac port/version too!