Spiral Circus has revealed the release date for dark underwater puzzler — Silt.
One of the main games mentioned during the Nintendo Indie World presentation, Silt is an adventure game filled with puzzles deep in the ocean. Programmer Dom Clarke wrote a statement on PlayStation's blog that Silt will be available for PlayStation 4 and 5 on June 1. The game will also be available on Xbox, Nintendo Switch, and PC on the same date.
Focusing on the gameplay features, Silt allows players explore the depths of the ocean and manipulate different sea creatures. Their varying abilities will aid in solving different puzzles throughout the game. Clarke also comments on their artist, Tom Mead, and how they attempted to bring his art to life.
"We spent a long-time iterating on this procedure, getting the in-game appearance as close as possible to the appearance in the drawing program." Clarke continues, "When it was finished, Tom could design our game world with the confidence that his art would appear in-game exactly as he meant it to. Investing the time and effort getting the technical barriers out of the way of art can really pay off in the long run."
Mead's art was a strong foundation for Silt's overall presence, with the game's title originating from one of his watercolor pieces. In an interview with DBLTAP at WASD Live, Mead said of the project, "I was working on a watercolor series at the time for my own fine art stuff. It was a series of characters that I was drawing, like drowning and in a big abyss. And I showed [Clarke] those watercolor paintings. That kind of became a proof of concept for this entire project."
Clarke stated in the PlayStation Blog, "One of our main ambitions for the game is to deliver a unique, surreal experience that we hope you’ll remember long after you’ve finished playing."
Silt will be available on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, Nintendo Switch, and PC via Steam.