Sea of Stars, The Messenger prequel, delayed until 2023

We'll have to wait a little longer for this retro RPG.

Sea of Stars was first announced back in 2020 after a successful Kickstarter campaign. We’ve been looking forward to it thanks to its retro-inspired vibes. Made by the same team as The Messenger, the game invokes classic JRPGS, and acts as a prequel story. Unfortunately, the team recently broke the news that Sea of Stars got delayed until 2023.

Sabotage breaks the news

Developer Sabotage broke the news on Twitter. In their post, they stressed two important factors that require balance: quality of life for the team and quality of the product. They give their thanks for the community’s support up until now and understand how disappointing it can be to wait. However, they’re hoping to get a “playable slice” out to everyone sometime during 2022.

If you aren’t familiar with the game, it tells the story of two Children of the Solstice. With the combined powers of the sun and moon allowing them to perform Eclipse Magic, they must fend off the creations of The Fleshmancer’s evil force. Featuring turn-based combat, interesting narrative, and nostalgia, this RPG certainly offers a lot.

Despite the wait, it seems Sabotage hopes to get a demo out to everyone at some point during 2022. Even if we have to wait a bit longer, it seems we might have the opportunity to experience some of the game before release.

Sea of Stars has to wait a bit longer

As hard as it can be to wait for a game you’re really excited for, I have to commend Sabotage for looking out for their team. Many game developers push their staff far too much because of their devotion to games, resulting in overworked people and a subpar game. If this is what’s best for Sea of Stars, I’d rather wait longer for everyone to be happy rather than forcing development quickly.

Erin Vieira

Writer, artist, cosplayer, D&D player, Final Fantasy lover, and Bayonetta enthusiast Erin Vieira says that although they were born amongst mortals, someday they will exist as an unknown entity of the void. There will still be video games there, of course.
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