Far: Lone Sails is an interesting concept for a mobile game. Essentially, the game is to keep yourself… well, mobile, in a clapped-out vehicle in the middle of the post-apocalyptic wasteland.
While the game itself has been a cult indie favorite since its release on consoles (2019) and PC (2018), its launch for the Android and iOS platforms will happen for the first time this Thursday.
You play as the driver of this crazy hybrid vehicle that needs constant repair and upgrades. You solve clever puzzles for the upgrades, and maintenance is done by crawling all over the ship to fix and refuel as it’s moving.
Far: Lone Sails started life as a student project in 2015 but quickly developed into something that impressed early reviewers, even as far back as E3 2016. It has been described as everything from “heart-warming” to “intuitive,” going so far as to bring a tear to one reviewer’s eye. It has also won its fair share of awards, from the GDC Play Best in Play award in 2017 to the Reboot Develop Blue Indie Game of the Year in 2019 and many more.
If this seems like something right up your alley but you’re still undecided if you want it on your phone, check out this 2-hour video from Indie James for a deeper look at some extensive gameplay.
You can find Far: Lone Sails on the Android and Apple App Stores this Thursday, October 22.