“The Next Evolutionary Step in Underwater Adventure Games” as Ecco The Dolphin creator Ed Annunziata describes his Kickstarter project, will feature Creature Cards.
Here’s how those weird and Innovative Game Cards work:
“Creature Cards are real printed cards. Each card represents a specific creature. At first, we will publish about 30 different kinds at different levels of rarity. The cards will be available for sale directly from our website.
Some of the creatures exist today, like killer whales or great white sharks. Some are fictional that will exist 1 million years in the future, like the Sea Dragons.
Each card will have an image of the creature and stats about it like how fast it is, how deep it can go, how rare it is, etc.
Printed on each card will be a unique Creature-Code. When you enter the code into the game, that specific creature is spawned into your environment. Any creature you own, you may control directly. Owning the card means you own the creature.
In a very cool way, the Creature Codes are physical examples of a core concept to the game, that life is ultimately information. Creatures are encoded onto the card. The Creature Codes act just like DNA.
At anytime you may remove the creature from the game, and put it back on the card. When you turn the creature back into a creature code it disappears from the game space and the code is re-enabled.
The cards are totally optional and are NOT required to play the game.”
Ecco the Miami Dolphin
seriously, this is all i see when i look at the new logo
Scans of the box, disc and manual for the Japanese PC version of Ecco the Dolphin. The PC version features exclusive redrawn graphics - lovely!
Fucking plaaaaay this game <3
Nice play through!!
I never really noticed these when I was younger.
The Big Blue concept images and stills from the game’s prototype…
”Players will experience the ocean like never before. The look and feel of this game will be strikingly beautiful and at the same time mysterious and terrifying. The ocean, especially a million years in the future, is the perfect setting for a unique game play experience.
The Big Blue is a new aquatic action adventure game from the team that created Ecco the Dolphin.”
The Big Blue prototype - Go here to play it!