Yarntown’ Creator Announces Pixel-Art Action RPG ‘Ocean’s Heart’ Coming to Steam

Retro-inspired exploration game harkens back to classic RPGs, adding in modern trimmings with thrilling battles and dozens of exciting sidequests

Vilnius, Lithuania — 22 September, 2020 — Video game publisher Nordcurrent and Max Mraz, the developer behind Zeldalike tribute to Bloodborne, Yarntown, today announced they are bringing their newest IP, Ocean’s Heart, a beautiful pixel-art adventure RPG with modern twists and turns, to Steam for PC in early 2021.

Explore a detailed and spirited world, brimming with secrets hidden within misty forests, isolated mountain peaks and saltwater marshes as Tilia, a young woman whose father and best friend have been kidnapped by the ruthless pirate, Blackbeard. While following their trail through the ruins of a flooded kingdom, Tilia encounters a vast wilderness where she will discover powerful artifacts, unravel pirate conspiracies, sail across the sea, and battle fearsome monsters using various weapons and ancient magic.

Every area of Ocean’s Heart is filled with unique and meaningful sidequests, intriguing mysteries, danger and a spattering of humor, for good measure. Tilia must gather various items along her journey to craft potions, upgrade her weapons and expand her ever-growing arsenal, constantly increasing her skills to fight boss adversaries and survive deadly dungeons.

Ocean’s Heart draws inspiration from the captivating 90s adventure RPGs that so many of us grew up with, but with a more intricate storyline than many of the classics featured,” said Artūras Surgutanovas, Head of Marketing from Nordcurrent. “The game aims to both pay homage to the greatness of the originals while still advancing the genre through the many sidequests, puzzles, upgrades, bosses and dungeons. If you feel nostalgia for action-RPG or action adventure games that focus on exploration, then Ocean’s Heart is for you!”

Ocean’s Heart will be translated into English, French, German, Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese and Simplified Chinese.

For more information, check out Ocean’s Heart official website, Facebook, Twitter.

About Nordcurrent

Founded in 2002, Nordcurrent is a video game developer and publisher headquartered in Vilnius, Lithuania. With over 50 game releases under its belt across various platforms, the studio is mostly known for its biggest hit, Cooking Fever, a food-themed time-management game with 250 million downloads and 15 million monthly active users on mobile. Additionally, the studio is proud of its recent award-winning and nominated release, Murder in the Alps, an action-packed shooter Sniper Arena. For more information, visit: https://www.nordcurrent.com

About Max Mraz

Max Mraz is an American solo developer based in Ohio. He is the creator of Yarntown, a 2D The Legend of Zelda-inspired version of Bloodborne, available for free on Itch.io. Max’s first commercial release is a pixel-art adventure RPG, Ocean’s Heart, coming to Steam in 2021.