As announced by Shanghai-based developer Pixpil on their Twitter, vibrant and anticipated Eastward now enjoys its very own page on Steam. While that’s not necessarily as thrilling of an announcement as a release date, it nonetheless promises an eventual release date, which is all we ask for from this utterly charming indie. Pixpil’s Eastward is a quirky pixel art RPG adventure through a post-apocalyptic world. From the newly minted Steam page itself:
“As the world around falls to ruin, a hardworking miner called John discovers a young girl named Sam deep underground in a secret facility. After escaping the town, the unlikely pair embark on an emotional journey to discover the strange truth about her origins and the mystery behind the sinister creatures who descend on the local towns, devouring everything in their path. “
Journey through a dangerously charismatic and whimsical world as John and Sam, interchangeable characters bound together by mystery and necessity. Inspired by Japanese animation from the 90s, Eastward promises a tremendous story portrayed in tiny, carefully crafted pixels. Needless to say, Eastward is currently planned for a Steam launch, and there’s no release date — yet.