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Loddlenaut

Loddlenaut V1.0.1 Patch Notes

Hello everyone!

We’ve got a small update for all of you! This patch should fix many of the day 1 bugs and address some common points of feedback. More improvements are in the works, but for now, check out the list below to see what we’ve changed and fixed!

Balance Changes:



  • Reduced global goop respawn chance by 35%.
  • Reduced global litter respawn chance by 60%.
  • Litter and goop will now only respawn inside of biomes.
  • Increased boost speed multiplier by 10%.
  • Increased the duration of the default and upgraded boost.
  • Reduced the boost meter recharge delay.
  • Increased boost meter regeneration speed.
  • Increased default Scrap Vac capacity from 10,000 to 15,000 microplastics.
  • Increased upgraded Scrap Vac capacity from 15,000 to 30,000 microplastics.
  • Increased Scrap Vac deposit speed.
  • Increased brightness of all glowing effects on the Scrap Vac to make the capacity meter more noticeable.
  • Loddles will now seek out fruit growing from plants when they’re hungry. Previously, this food-seeking behavior only triggered once they became starving.


Bug Fixes:



  • Fixed an issue that allowed the Storage, Fast Travel, Shipping, and Crafting Menus to be opened while in structure placement mode.
  • Fixed an issue that caused following loddles to not remove themselves from the “following player” list when they were released into the open ocean, which was eventually resulting in no new loddles being able to follow you.
  • Fixed an issue with the Equipment Menu being opened on top of the World Map menu if the two buttons were pressed on the same frame.
  • Added additional targeting logic to detect when an item has somehow become lodged inside of a wall or other collider. Those items will now be targetable and collectable.
  • Fixed an issue with favorite fruits not giving loddles an extra boost of happiness.
  • Fixed an issue with Puffer Form loddles having increased ability range and a shortened ability activation interval.

That’s all for now! Huge thanks to everyone who has played the game, given us a review, and provided feedback on the Steam forums or in our Discord server. We’ll see you in the next update!

- Loddlenaut Team

Cozy ocean cleanup adventure Loddlenaut available now!

The pre-launch checks have been completed, and the final coordinates are locked in: Loddlenaut, the wholesome underwater pollution-cleaning and creature-raising adventure is available now for PC and Mac. Early clean-up operatives can take advantage of a 10% launch discount during its first five days on-sale.


Loddlenaut has players dive deep into the underwater world of GUP-14, where they must clean up after an intergalactic megacorporation and its polluting ways. On their quest for cleanliness, players will meet, feed, and care for axolotl-like creatures known as loddles, helping them grow and evolve into special new forms.

🚀 Explore an open-world alien planet
🐠 Raise aquatic critters called “loddles” that grow based on what they eat
🔫 Clean up icky goop and floating debris with your bubble gun
🌟 Unlock special gadgets to clean different types of ocean pollution
🛠️ Recycle collected trash to craft useful items and upgrades

As announced earlier this week, Loddlenaut publisher Secret Mode will donate 0.05GBP per sale of Loddlenaut to WDC, Whale and Dolphin Conservation. WDC is a UK registered charity no. 1014705. This pledge covers all net game sales over the next three years.

Loddlenaut team pledges charity donation for every sale

Ahead of Loddlenaut’s release on 16 November, we are very pleased to announce that for every game sale of Loddlenaut, the cosy creature-raising and pollution cleaning adventure, the game's publisher Secret Mode, will make a donation to Whale and Dolphin Conservation (WDC), their official charity partner of the year. This pledge builds upon the Loddlenaut team’s charity work already undertaken in 2023, including Urban Beach Cleans, Climate Giant Project donations, and World Oceans Day Steam Sale participation.

Secret Mode will donate 0.05GBP per sale of Loddlenaut to WDC, Whale and Dolphin Conservation. WDC is a UK registered charity no. 1014705. This pledge covers all net game sales over the next three years.



To celebrate this week’s launch, Secret Mode has also partnered with local UK artist Michelle Costello, aka Smartie Lids on the Beach, for a special, eco-conscious art project. Michelle has been combing Cornish beaches for litter over the past ten years and has painstakingly recreated Loddlenaut’s colourful key art exclusively using reclaimed ocean plastics and materials.



The artwork, pictured above with artist Michelle Costello, will be viewable to the public from February 2024, when it will be housed as a temporary art installation at WDC’s refurbished Scottish Dolphin Centre.

The full list of collected plastics used for the artwork:

  • 1x Yellow bucket base
  • 1x Turquoise bucket
  • 1x Blue bucket
  • 1x Orange bucket
  • 1x Green bucket
  • 1x Green football
  • 1x Yellow football
  • 2x Blue fisherman’s gloves
  • 1x Grey canvas
  • 1x Blue canvas
  • 1x Green fishing crate
  • 1x Orange spray bottle
  • 1x Water bottle
  • 1x Purple hair gel container
  • 1x Purple biscuit pack wrapper
  • 1x Chocolate wrapper
  • 1x Purple fabric
  • 1x Pink wellington boot insole
  • 1x Purple foam lily pad
  • 1x Green body board
  • Multiple lolly sticks
  • 1x White container
  • 1x Black beach shoe insole lining
  • 1x Black flower pot
  • 1x Blue & green plastic sheet
  • A miscellaneous collection of other smaller plastics of unknown origin


For more news about reclaimed ocean plastics artwork, please follow Smartie Lids on the Beach on Instagram and Facebook.





Loddlenaut breaks the surface on November 16

It's the final countdown - Loddlenaut will be surfacing on Steam on November 16!

It's World Cleanup Day and together with Developer Moon Lagoon we're excited to reveal a November 16, 2023 launch date for Loddlenaut, the cozy pollution-cleaning adventure awash with creature-raising and survival systems.



Loddlenaut started out as a NYU Game Center thesis project in 2019 and has been in full development since May 2020.

We're recruiting Loddlenauts to save the ocean planet GUP-14 by playing as an interstellar custodian sent to a polluted ocean planet. While cleaning up the mess, players will need to recycle trash to build and upgrade powerful purification tools.

Loddle creatures respond to your ocean restoration efforts with affection and soon you’ll be surrounded with new best friends to name, feed, pet, communicate with, and even evolve.

Play the demo, wishlist on Steam and you may just find a little Loddle friend along the way...

Gamers vs. Pollution!

Today is World Cleanup Day!

Earlier this year, WDC, SpecialEffect, and Loddlenaut publisher Secret Mode channeled their inner ‘Loddlenaut’ with over 40 games devs to clean up Brighton beach during the UK’s biggest conference and expo for game developers, Develop:Brighton.

During the event, the teams collected nearly 8kg consisting of over 1500 items of litter. This included a shocking 217 bottle tops, 158 food packages, and 203 loose pieces of plastic. They also collected a staggering 347 cigarette butts, with smoking items in general (including vapes, filters and cigarette packs), constituting a massive 25% of all items found that morning.



If you are inspired by this event and would like to arrange your own Urban Beach Clean for your business or event visit https://uk.whales.org/urban-beach-clean and don’t forget to wishlist Loddlenaut on Steam! (We might even have some Loddlenaut news later today..!)

You can Wishlist Loddlenaut and download the demo here: https://store.steampowered.com/app/1644940/Loddlenaut/

To find out more about the work our amazing partners do, visit their websites:

Whale & Dolphin Conservation: https://whales.org/
SpecialEffect:https://www.specialeffect.org.uk/

New Loddlenaut trailer packs in a ’lotl cuteness

The cosy creature-raising and pollution cleaning game Loddlenaut has hatched a brand-new trailer focused on the life cycle of the eponymous loddle creatures. 🌊



The trailer featured in the Re-MIX online showcase today shows players the basics of looking after loddles, cleaning up the world of GUP-14, blasting away pollution and collecting trash which can be turned into new gunk-fighting technology. 🐠

The demo featuring the Flotsam Flats area of the game – and several loddles waiting to be befriended – is available to play on Steam right now.

WDC Brighton Urban Beach Clean

Last week, we teamed up with Whale & Dolphin Conservation (WDC) and an incredible group of fellow game developers at Develop:Brighton for an Urban Beach Clean!

Together, we collected 8kg of trash that was heading into the sea. Check out the infographic below on what was recovered from the beach.

Even small items such as a discarded cigarette butt or a bit of plastic can cause immense harm to our beloved ocean creatures, so please take your litter off the beach, and dispose of it correctly.

If you want to find our more about the incredible work the WDC does, please head to their website: https://whales.org


Explore Flotsam Flats



Loddlenaut is an ocean cleanup adventure set on a vibrant alien planet. Play as an interstellar custodian who is tasked with cleaning up the pollution left behind by spacefaring mega-corporation. Befriend local axolotl-like creatures and explore sunken corporate ruins as you revive the planet’s lush ecosystems.

In this new demo players can explore the Flotsam Flats Biome, with its guyots (flattened underwater peaks), shipwreck and abandoned shipping containers.

Join Secret Mode's Agent E as he takes us on a voyage into the deep blue.

NEW Demo - Explore Flotsam Flats



Loddlenaut is an ocean cleanup adventure set on a vibrant alien planet. Play as an interstellar custodian who is tasked with cleaning up the pollution left behind by spacefaring mega-corporation. Befriend local axolotl-like creatures and explore sunken corporate ruins as you revive the planet’s lush ecosystems.

In this new demo players can explore the Flotsam Flats Biome, with its guyots (flattened underwater peaks), shipwreck and abandoned shipping containers.

Join Secret Mode's Agent E as he takes us on a voyage into the deep blue.

Explore Flotsam Flats



Calling all underwater ocean clean-up operatives; a new mission awaits at Flotsam Flats.

Operatives are encouraged to discover Flotsam Flats, an area teeming with shipwrecks and spilled cargo. Here players can discover new ways to clean up pollution, upgrade their equipment, craft new gear to help restore the area’s ecosystem, and find and communicate with some of the native loddles.

The Flotsam Flats demo also features gameplay and UI improvements based on YOUR amazing feedback, such as an alternate control scheme supporting bumpers for vertical movement.

The Flotsam Flats demo is available to download now. Loddlenaut will release this September.