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Play OverviewPlay Overview

Saltsea Chronicles (2023) is a point-and-click adventure where you sail the sea to rescue your ship's captain. You explore the flooded world discovering islands, meeting characters, and managing the relationships between your crew. Unlike other sailing games, here you must control your whole crew rather than a single character, resulting in an expansive adventure with endless choices.

In a future where most of the earth has been flooded, civilisation has been rebuilt on the few remaining islands - the whimsical land of Saltsea. In this world, you play a crew of sailors whose captain, Maja, has mysteriously vanished. You sail the waters of the world, searching for clues on her whereabouts and the reasons behind her sudden disappearance. As you go you can expand your crew by convincing locals to join your ship.

Play involves sailing from island to island, choosing which crew members to send ashore, and then talking to the locals to uncover the information you need. On board the ship, you develop bonds between the different crewmates, quell rivalries and tensions, and form deep friendships. Additionally, you solve puzzles by gathering clues both from dialogue and the environment. Depending on what you do, the story can turn out totally different.

The result is a unique game where your actions and decisions mould the story. It's not a story about a hero, but a tale about a community learning to navigate the world together. Seeing the consequences of your actions unfold, both good and bad, makes for an engaging and deeply personal experience.

Our examiner, Ben Kendall, first checked Saltsea Chronicles 10 months ago. It was re-examined by Ellen Robertson and updated 3 months ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is a Narrative and Point-and-Click game with Puzzle and Traversal elements. This is a single-player game.

 
You can play this game in the following styles:

DurationDuration

Play Time: This game will take between 10 hours and 11 hours to complete.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 7 for fear.

The game is a story about a missing person. There are themes about people being "on the edge" and of struggling with mental health. The game includes a trick-making card game. Some chapters draw from different genres, which leads to the game including themes of haunting and ghosts.

Skill Level

8+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. You need to read through all the information and dialogue carefully and then make considered choices about what to do that influence how the story unfolds.

CostsCosts

Saltsea Chronicles usually costs £20 to £20.99.
 

Saltsea Chronicles

Steam Store PC £20.99
Switch Store Switch £20
Steam Store Mac £20.99
PlayStation Store PS5 -
There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 12/10/2023

Out Now: Mac, PC, PS5 and Switch

Skill Rating: 8+ year-olds

Players: 1

Genres: Narrative, Point-and-Click (Puzzle and Traversal)

Accessibility: 40 features

Components: 2D Side-On, Cartoon and Day and Night

Developer: Gute Fabrik (@GuteFabrik)


Taming Gaming Book Written by parents for parents, the database complements the in-depth discussion about video game addiction, violence, spending and online safety in the Taming Gaming book. We are an editorially independent, free resource without adverts that is supported by partnerships.

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