“Lost Ruins may seem like a simple platformer, but it has many elements that interact with the environment and affect gameplay.” says Altar Games’ lead developer, Park Jin-Hong. “The first boss, for example, is in the water. You can do damage to the boss in various ways, such as releasing a poison bomb in the water and using an item to protect yourself. Or, you can wear a swimsuit item that protects you from electricity in water and shock the boss for huge damage. If you are confident in your skill, you can take her down with basic weapons. Or, you can avoid close contact with bows and magic.” Players will have to identify their enemies and come up with their own approach to take them down.
In 2020, Lost Ruins ran a successful Kickstarter campaign that raised over $45,000. “When we were looking for a publisher, DANGEN Entertainment was the one that caught our eye because they publish international games through high-quality localization, and that’s what we wanted to do for Lost Ruins. They have been great to work with and have respected our opinions and schedule throughout the development. We are big fans of anime and wanted to make a game that anime fans with similar tastes around the world can enjoy,” says Park.
Lost Ruins is scheduled to release on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation and Xbox consoles in Q4 of 2021.