Aloft, a “co-op floating island survival sandbox game,” has been announced for PC. A demo is now available on Steam.
The publisher, Astrolabe Interactive, describes Aloft as such: “In Aloft, players must survive on islands floating around an eternal hurricane sitting at the center of their world. After building a base and calling one of these islands home, would-be adventurers can outfit their enclave with sails to travel the winds so that they may discover new territories and collect resources, technologies, and equipment upgrades. On their journey, travelers must cleanse nature of dangerous fungi that contaminate flora and corrupt wildlife in order to free and heal the ecosystem from harm. As they make progress on their expedition through the sky, players will uncover the secrets of a lost civilization and find their origins by soaring to the highest altitudes of this mysterious new realm.” Take a look at the official announcement trailer above, and screenshots from the latest build below.
Aloft – First Screenshots
Aloft also includes an island editor as well as cooperative play for up to eight players. Based on the trailer, it’s got a promising amount of unique hooks to hopefully balance out its familiar elements. Check out the demo and/or wishlist it on Steam if you’re interested.
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