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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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Aug 30, 2012 @ 6:46pm
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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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Oct 8 @ 6:30pm
Will bundle buyer get the steam key?
Ky[A]lpha
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★Kawasaky Nov 7 @ 3:58am 
That's fine as long as this game ends here.

Played long time ago on after discovering it on an indieroyale and loved it, a true hidden gem. Now I just saw Talos and remembered that was greenlit but never released.

good luck with Talos release :)
JonasKyratzes  [author] Nov 7 @ 3:55am 
Ah man, I wish I could be certain. I've been terribly busy with The Talos Principle and the two new upcoming Lands of Dream games, and I want to make sure TSWCE is in perfect condition before I put it on Steam. That means I need to spend at least a couple of weeks eliminating small errors that have cropped up over the years, adding hotspots I've always wanted, improving the alchemy system so it's more like what it was intended to be, and so on... I'll announce it as soon as I know.
★Kawasaky Nov 7 @ 3:51am 
When is this gonna be released on steam?
DarkSensei™ Nov 3 @ 9:25am 
ıts ok
GearsofWario Oct 5 @ 4:31pm 
11/10 "It's okay"
IGN
Frey Jun 29 @ 4:33pm 
Nice work getting this Greenlit, this game was a breath of fresh air when I played it, and I'm glad a larger audience will now be able to enjoy it.
Lin Jun 22 @ 5:56am 
Καθυστερημενα συχαρικια! Ολες μου τις ευχες!
Niche93 Jun 14 @ 10:34am 
Congratulations. This is one of the best games in existence, and if this means that more people will be able to play it, I am happy for those people.
Thalfang Jun 12 @ 3:18pm 
YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!
stephane Jun 12 @ 7:15am 
Beautiful !