We bring you important news from GUP-14. Tomorrow, Wednesday, May 10th (17:00 BST / 11:00 US Central), the Loddlenaut training demonstration “Ripple Reef” will be retired, and all current ocean-operative trainees will be given some much needed R&R.
We would like to thank all prospective ocean clean-up operatives that participated in this current round of training through their enjoyment and subsequent feedback of the Ripple Reef Demo. Rest assured your input and feedback has been invaluable to us and has directly resulted in changes and improvements to the game far beyond what we had even imagined. You are simply wonderful, and we thank you from the bottom of the deepest ocean.
We will have something more to share with you next month, so until then, rest easy operatives; you’ve earned it!
The Loddlenaut Team
Play the Loddlenaut Demo
Calling all prospective interplanetary clean-up operatives, your training begins now! 🐟
Embark on a mission to restore GUP-14, a small ocean planet that was once home to GUPPI, a mega-corporation known for its diverse product line, from soda to rockets. Upon arrival, you will be confronted with murky waters, oil spills, and scattered debris. Your objective is to clear the ocean of pollution and create a suitable habitat for the friendly 'loddle' creatures that call the planet home. 🐠
Try out the Loddlenaut “Ripple Reef” demo to experience a glimpse of what the full game has to offer, including an introduction to the adorable loddles. Armed with your trusty bubble gun, your task is to rid the ocean of gunk and other debris. As you progress, upgrade your equipment, and develop new tools to help you in your quest to create a clean and pollution-free planet. ♻️
We’re also incredibly proud to reveal the new gameplay trailer that was revealed earlier at The MIX.
Welcome to the World of Loddlenaut 😊
Loddlenaut releases on Steam in 2023. If you enjoy the demo, please consider adding Loddlenaut to your Steam wishlist.
Loddlenaut will be in The MIX Showcase @ GDC!
Attention interplanetary ocean clean-up operatives! We have some news from GUP-14…
We’re extremely excited to announce that Loddlenaut will be part of The MIX Direct Showcase at GDC. Make sure you tune into this exclusive on March 17th 2023 at 10am Pacific / 1pm Eastern / 5pm GMT.
An exclusive demo will also be available to play at The MIX onsite showcase at GDC on March 20th.
Find out more about the events here: https://www.mediaindieexchange.com/event/the-mix-direct-spring-2023-showcase/
Ocean Clean-up Operatives required: September 2023 Start!
Greetings prospective interplanetary ocean clean-up operatives; we bring you exciting news that Loddlenaut is set to arrive on Mac & PC September 2023.
The release date was announced earlier during today’s Wholesome Snack: The Game Awards Edition, alongside a new trailer which offered an exclusive glimpse at some of the transformative ocean-cleaning tech available deeper in the game, including trash vacuum drones and ride-on goop scrubbers.
In preparation for your new career cleaning up the ocean planet of GUP-14, you can download the game demo here on Steam. If you enjoy the demo, please consider adding Loddlenaut to your Steam wishlist.
Loddlenaut Demo Available Now
Calling all interplanetary ocean clean-up operatives, GUP-14 needs your help.
Your mission: to clean up GUP-14, a small ocean planet that was once the home of GUPPI, a mega-corporation that makes and sells everything from soda to rockets. When you first arrive on the planet, you’ll find yourself amid murky waters, oil spills, and scattered junk.
Play the Loddlenaut demo and enjoy just a small slice of what the full game will offer including an introduction to the game’s friendly ‘loddle’ creatures. Use your bubble gun to clear the ocean of gunk and other ocean debris to create an environment where the loddles will thrive. Upgrade your equipment and construct new tools to aid you in your quest for a clean, pollution-free planet.
Tune in on Thursday for the Wholesome Snack: The Game Awards Edition for some exclusive reveals and exciting news.
Save the date: Dec 08 2022 - 1pm PT/4pm ET/9pm GMT
Loddlenaut is a game with big heart made by a tiny team, and so we’re very happy to share that Loddlenaut is part of Tiny Teams 2022, hosted by our friends over at Yogscast Games.
If you click the banner up at the top of our Steam page (or this very link), you’ll be whisked over to the festival. It’s live right now, and you’ll discover dozens of brilliant titles from similarly micro-sized teams.
Tune in on Sunday 7 August between 03.00 PDT / 11.00 BST / 12.00 CEST and 06.00 PDT / 14.00 BST / 15.00 CEST for the Wholesome Games stream and you’ll even catch sight of an extended hands-on session with Loddlenaut!
World Oceans Day Charity Steam Sale NOW LIVE!! 🐬
We are excited to announce that we are supporting WDC, Whale and Dolphin Conservation for World Oceans Day!
The WDC World Oceans Day Sale starts today and runs until 13th June, 10am PDT 2022, and you can make some fin-tastic savings. While we aren’t on sale just yet, you can wishlist us to keep up to date with this and many future activities we take part in to better our oceans.
WDC is the leading global charity dedicated to the protection and conservation of whales and dolphins. WDC defends these remarkable creatures against the many threats they face by fighting to stop whaling, end captivity, prevent accidental entanglement and deaths in nets and create healthy seas. They also advocate for the vital role that whales and dolphins play in fighting climate change and keeping our planet healthy. Their vision is a world where every whale and dolphin is safe and free.
If you want to read more about WDC, you can do so here: https://uk.whales.org/
You can find many other amazing games in the sale here: https://bit.ly/OceansDaySteamSale
Thank you for joining us and for supporting WDC! 🐋
📸 WDC/ Charlie Phillips
Secret Mode Partners with Moon Lagoon to publish Loddlenaut 🐠
Secret Mode is pleased to confirm it has partnered with indie team Moon Lagoon to publish the upcoming creature-raising survival game Loddlenaut. Loddlenaut was first revealed in 2021's Wholesome Direct conference as the show's ‘one last surprise’ game, and it was subsequently funded through Kickstarter in July 2021. The full game is coming to PC and Mac in 2023.
Loddlenaut is a single-player adventure and survival game where players assume the role of an interstellar custodian sent to clean up a polluted ocean planet, repurposing marine debris and taking care of axolotl-like alien creatures called “Loddles”. 🐠
“Loddlenaut's announcement made a big splash with everybody in the office," says Paige Dolan, Greenlight Manager at Secret Mode. "When Secret Mode was founded last year, our core identities were wrapped up in the lines: 'We believe that games are for everyone, and that creativity has no limits. We believe quality and fun are everything.' Loddlenaut completely encapsulates those values. Combined with the game's messaging about climate care - a topic very close to the heart of our team - Loddlenaut is the perfect title to join the Secret Mode ranks."
“When we began Loddlenaut as a grad school project inspired by some games from our childhood, we had no idea where it might take us,” says Ricardo Escobar, co-founder of Moon Lagoon. “We wouldn't be where we are without our wonderful community and our Kickstarter backers. We are thrilled to be partnering with the amazing folks at Secret Mode, and with their help we can now expand our vision and bring Loddlenaut to an even wider audience.”
Please stay tuned for more information on Loddlenaut later this year. 🔫
Loddlenaut is LIVE on Kickstarter!
Hello and welcome everybody to the launch of our brand-new store page!
We're excited to announce that our Kickstarter is now live! Plus it earned a Kickstarter "Project We Love" badge! We have poured so much work into it, so go take a look if you want to learn more about Loddlenaut and even snag a few cool rewards. Even if you're not interested in backing our project, our page features tons of never-before-seen GIFs of the game so it's worth taking a peek!
If you found us by watching the Wholesome Direct and Guerrilla Collective, we're excited to have you join our little community! Come say hello to us in our Discord server or follow us on Twitter to get the most up-to-date info on our game.
If you missed the Wholesome Direct, definitely go check it out! There are tons of great indie games in the showcase that deserve all the support and attention they can get!
We hope you stick around with us as we continue development on the game. Thank you so much for your support!