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Loddlenaut Sets November Steam Release Date

Secret Mode and indie game developer Moon Lagoon have announced a November release date for their cozy pollution-cleaning adventure game, Loddlenaut.

As an interstellar custodian, players are sent to GUP-14, a polluted ocean world and home of the loddle. The underwater world is covered in trash leftover from a mega-corporation. Players will need to clear the pollution from the underwater habitat while caring for the loddles.

Explore sunken corporate ruins and revive the lush underwater ecosystems. To clean away all the pollution, players have access to new gunk-fighting technology that is created via the collected trash.

Introducing players to the loddle, a Loddlenaut life-cycle trailer was revealed at The Re-MIX Online Showcase this past July. Basics of the planetary cleaning mission and the details of loddle care were showcased in the trailer. For example, feeding a loddle fruit will trigger its evolution. The morphed loddle form is determined by the item consumed. Restored habitats enables loddles to lay eggs, allowing for more loddles to grow and thrive.

Loddlenaut Availability

Loddlenaut has a release date set for November 16, 2023, on PC for Windows and Mac via Steam.

A Loddlenaut demo is currently available on Steam. The demo features the Floatsam Flats area of the game along with several loddles who are ready to be a player’s friend.

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Loddlenaut – Release Date Reveal | Secret Mode

Publisher and Developer Information

Secret Mode (@WeAreSecretMode X (formerly Twitter), @WeAreSecretMode Facebook, YouTube) is a newly founded publishing wing of the Sumo Group Plc., a British video game holding company. The publisher’s goal is publish both internally developed projects from its 14 game development studios and projects from third party independent game developers.

Moon Lagoon is an indie game studio based in Austin, Texas. The two-person studio was founded by Ricardo Escobar (@glumleaf X, formerly Twitter) and Jin-Young Sohn (@jinyoungsohn X, formerly Twitter) with support from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. Their debut title, Loddlenaut, began as a NYU Game Center thesis project in August 2019. After graduating in May 2020, the duo began to transform their student project into a full commercial release title under the Moon Lagoon banner.