Sabotage Studio, the studio behind 2018's resolution-swapping platformer The Messenger, is hard at work on its next project. Sea of Stars is a throwback RPG set within the same world, and if you're a backer on Kickstarter it won't be long until you can play it, or at least a bit of it.
In a Kickstarter announcement today, Sabotage confirmed that a backer demo for Sea of Stars would be coming "very soon." It'll be cut from a middle section of the game, where the dual protagonists are off on their own venture apart from the party.
"Spoiler tags will be used profusely to preserve the experience once the game releases," wrote Sabotage Studios. "But there is still some world building taking place there with an outdoor dungeon, a town, and an indoor dungeon."
The studio also debuted a new trailer today during Summer Game Fest's Day of the Devs stream. Showcasing more of the world, as well as combat and traversal, Sea of Stars is looking like a loving throwback to the golden age of classic JRPGs.
While a backer demo is looming, the actual release of Sea of Stars is a ways off. Sabotage Studio is still aiming for 2022, so it'll be a few years before we see this adventure in full. Still, what we've seen of Sea of Stars so far has been pretty impressive.
The faithfulness of Sabotage's throwback is so inspiring that it even convinced Yasunori Mitsuda, the composer of Chrono Trigger, to contribute to the game's soundtrack. If you've convinced him, you're probably doing something right.
You can follow updates on Sea of Stars over at its Kickstarter backer page. Sea of Stars is currently planned for PC and consoles in 2022.