Gameplay[edit | edit source]
Shinsekai: Into the Depths is a two-dimensional side-scrolling, adventure game taking place in three-dimensional scenes. The player character works his way through a series of underwater environments, each containing a mix of puzzle and combat encounters. To overcome these challenges, the player has access to several tools and mechanics.
Development[edit | edit source]
Shuuichi Kawata served as the director while Yoshiaki Hirabayashi and Peter Fabiano both served as producers. Shinsekai was conceived out of an idea to turn what could be a child's picture book into a video game. The underwater motif allowed the development team to utilize something familiar and also give the audience a sense of the unknown. Picture books and Japanese ancient clay artefacts provided as inspiration for the game.
Reception[edit | edit source]
The iOS version of the game received generally favorable reviews, according to review aggregator Metacritic. According to TechSpot, it was one of Apple Arcade's launch titles and one of the best game on the service. According to Destructoid, although the game has faults, they strongly recommend playing it.
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