As you can see in the game’s gorgeous announcement trailer below, Submerged is set in a city that–for reasons you’ll uncover throughout the game–has become flooded and overgrown.
Submerged tells the story of siblings Miku and her wounded brother Taku. After they arrive at the city, Miku must find shelter for Taku and then set out into the world to gather supplies needed to help her brother get back on his feet.
Along the way, players will discover how the sunken city came to be, why Miku and Taku traveled there, and more about the world’s inhabitants, which are described as “malformed copies of the native sea-life.”
In terms of gameplay, players will navigate the city by boat and use Miku’s telescope to find “forgotten caches” of resources. Once you locate them, you’ll have to climb around the dilapidated buildings to grab these items and bring them back to Taku to help him recover from his injury.
One particularly interesting element of Submerged is that it’s been designed with no “failure states,” Uppercut Games says. That means players can “play at [their] own pace, safe in the knowledge that [they’ll] never die.”
For a closer look at Submerged, check out some images in the gallery below.