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Land Above Sea Below (2023) is a calm landscape-building puzzle game where you raise an island out of the sea to keep the flora and fauna above water. You work to increase your island’s area and height by placing tiles one after one.

Play involves strategically placing tiles to create new land or raise up existing elements. You start with one tile, on which the Last Tree of Fall grows. Your goal is to keep this tree alive as long as possible, by avoiding its tile getting swallowed by the sea. You do this by placing tiles next to each other, one after one. As you do this you score points and

As you progress you realise that placing matching tiles next to each other doesn't just raise that location but the height of your island overall. As new landscapes and terrain types are unlocked you can create a more diverse ecosystem.

What starts as a calming zen experience gently adds strategy. You can rotate tiles to achieve the perfect combination of vegetation but also need to keep an eye on how you place the special tiles (road, river, wall) to affect the further growth of your island. The result is a game that's both relaxing and challenging to play.

Our examiner, Andy Robertson, first checked Land Above Sea Below 2 years ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 7 weeks ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is a Sequencing and World Building game with Brain Game, Creative, Puzzle, Simulation and Strategy elements. This is a single-player game.

You can play this game in the following styles:


Play Time: It takes between half an hour and 2 hours to play a round of this game. Each session is different and you can choose to tinker around for fun for a few minutes, or work on an island for a number of hours.


Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

This game has not yet been rated, but we anticipate it is likely to be rated PEGI 3.

Skill Level

10+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game.


Land Above Sea Below usually costs £6.69.

Land Above Sea Below

Steam Store PC £6.69
There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 13/09/2023

Out Now: PC

Skill Rating: 10+ year-olds

Players: 1

Genres: Sequencing, World Building (Brain Game, Creative, Puzzle, Simulation and Strategy)

Accessibility: 8 features

Components: 2D Overhead and Blocks

Developer: Glass Cannon Stu (@GlassCannonStu)

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