Secret Mode announces partnership with Moon Lagoon to publish Loddlenaut
The cosy creature-raising survival game is coming to PC and Mac in 2023
Leamington Spa, UK (5 May 2022) – Secret Mode is pleased to confirm it has partnered with indie team Moon Lagoon to publish upcoming creature-raising survival game Loddlenaut. Loddlenaut was first revealed in 2021's Wholesome Direct conference as the show's ‘one last surprise’ game, and it was subsequently funded through Kickstarter in July 2021. The full game is coming to PC and Mac in 2023.
Visit the Loddlenaut Steam page: https://store.steampowered.com/app/1644940/Loddlenaut/
Loddlenaut is a single-player adventure and survival game where players assume the role of an interstellar custodian sent to clean up a polluted ocean planet, repurposing marine debris (reporpoising?!) and taking care of axolotl-like alien creatures.
“Loddlenaut's announcement made a big splash with everybody in the office," says Paige Dolan, Greenlight Manager at Secret Mode. "When Secret Mode was founded last year, our core identities were wrapped up in the lines: 'We believe that games are for everyone, and that creativity has no limits. We believe quality and fun are everything.' Loddlenaut completely encapsulates those values. Combined with the game's messaging about climate care - a topic very close to the heart of our team - Loddlenaut is the perfect title to join the Secret Mode ranks."
“When we began Loddlenaut as a grad school project inspired by some games from our childhood, we had no idea where it might take us,” says Ricardo Escobar, co-founder of Moon Lagoon. “We wouldn't be where we are without our wonderful community and our Kickstarter backers. We are thrilled to be partnering with the amazing folks at Secret Mode, and with their help we can now expand our vision and bring Loddlenaut to an even wider audience.”
Please stay tuned for more information on Loddlenaut later this year.
Loddlenaut is a creature-raising survival game that takes place on an ocean planet. Play as an interstellar custodian who is sent to clean up an abandoned planet polluted by a mega-corporation as you get it ready for the next company to move in.
🚀 Explore an open-world alien planet
🐠 Raise aquatic critters called “loddles” that grow based on what they eat
🔫 Clean up icky goop and floating debris with your bubble gun
🌟 Upgrade your gun and jetpack to unlock new interactions and areas in the world
🏠 Build a cozy home base for you and your loddles
Your mission: to clean up GUP-14, a small ocean planet that was once the home of GUPPI, a mega-corporation that makes and sells everything from soda to rockets. When you first arrive on the planet, you’ll find yourself amid murky waters, oil spills, and scattered junk.
Within the polluted environments, you’ll find remnants of GUPPI’s buildings, ships, and machinery all sunken to the ocean floor. As you clean up their mess, explore these areas to discover clues about the company’s questionable past.
As you clean up the planet, you’ll run into axolotl-like aliens known as “loddles.” Protect them from the polluted waters and feed them aquatic fruits while you make their planet habitable again. Depending on their diet, loddles will grow in different ways and develop unique traits and abilities that will further enable them to survive on this polluted planet.
When the loddles are strong enough and the waters are cleaner, release them back into the wild and watch them thrive! You may even come across eggs that you can incubate to raise more loddles.
Loddlenaut is coming to PC and Mac in 2023.