YCJY Games has created a game that allows players to explore an underwater world teeming with life, free of the influence of Humanity. Inspired by Planet of the Apes and Super Metroid, The Aquatic Adventure of the Last Human is a game that allows you to unveil the story of humanity’s fall, and the destruction of civilisation. As the Last Human in existence, players will explore the underwater realms of Earth, full of sea life; while attempting to discover just how everything went horribly wrong. Here is the explanation of the story for The Aquatic Adventure of the Last Human as told by the press release provided by YCJY games –
The Aquatic Adventure of the Last Human portrays the end of civilisation as we know it. In the distant future — and as a result of climate change and a weakening sun — humans are forced to live underwater in order to survive. The heat from the planet’s inner crust may have kept the deepest cities alive — but as resources began to dwindle in 2971, it was decided that humanity’s only chance of survival would be to send subaquatic spaceships to a nearby wormhole to look for habitable planets. However, things did not go as planned. When one of the ships (Argo9) returns hundreds of thousands of years later, it becomes clear that humans are now extinct. What happened while the Argo9 was away is a mystery solved only through the faint memories of humanity’s last automated machines, which endured thanks to a central power line. No one is left to tell the story of mankind’s last days. Without records or witnesses, the player must uncover and find answers.
The Aquatic Adventure of the Last Human puts you in control of the Argo9, encouraging you to explore sprawling underwater environments, looking for secret passages and ship upgrades, while exploring ruins of the last remnants of human colonies. The story is told mainly through the levels and areas you explore, along with holo-tapes scattered in the drowned cities. These tapes will allow you to hear bits of other characters experiences during the fall of humanity, and will slowly allow you to piece together what truly happened.
Along the way, you will be encouraged to collect upgrades, from weapons, boosters, and extra armour; which may be hidden throughout the levels. These will enable you to withstand the 10 intense bosses that you will encounter, as well as the terrifying sea creatures that will attempt to prevent you from succeeding in your mission.
According to YCJY Games, you can freely explore the world at your own pace, and return to places you have already been in the attempt to collect upgrades you may have missed. While you explore the world, you will be treated to a “hypnotic” electronic soundtrack created by Karl Flodin, which will add an atmospheric element to your exploration underwater. The Aquatic Adventure of The Last Human also has been created in detailed, pixel art graphics, to provide a retro feel while also adding modern touches to the unique setting of the game.
Until January 25th, you can pick up the Aquatic Adventure of the Last Human from Steam, Itch.io, GOG, and The Humble Store at a discounted price of $8.49 (or $12.49 for the deluxe edition) After January 25th the price will revert back to its standard $9.99 (and $14.99 for the deluxe edition) price point.
The Deluxe Edition contains a pixel-art map of the game’s environments that showcase all the boss locations, the full soundtrack of the game, as well as special edition desktop backgrounds and a digital booklet containing extra information on the game’s bosses, story, and environments; the booklet also contains information on the weapons and upgrades that can be found in-game.