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Help the last couple on Earth survive out on the ocean using a simple raft and a lemon tree
Being stuck in a remote part of the world without a chance to be rescued is a great starting point for an adventure, at least when it comes to fiction. In the real world, such cases usually end up with the main characters not being able to survive the hardships of a tough environment and lack of human interaction. Thus, it’s much safer to satisfy your adventure curiosities with video games instead.
Stuck on a raft in the middle of the ocean
Last Wood is a simple sandbox game designed in a few hours for a game jam competition, in which you control a couple and watch over them as they try to make it for as long as possible on a raft in the middle of the ocean. You can build things and gather resources, but given the circumstances, there are only a handful of things you can make use of out on the sea.
The premise is fairly basic too, since it’s all about the last two people on Earth who happen to be in the middle of the ocean for some reason. On top of that, they also have a lemon tree growing on their raft, which can be used turned into usable wood. The wood can then be utilized to build additional raft parts and expand your wooden island.
Grow more lemon trees to get more additional resources
It gets even weirder once you start planting more lemon trees on the raft, since it doesn’t take long to turn the whole thing into a tropical forest. Speaking of which, it’s important to keep your characters fed, and you can achieve that by building fishing poles and using them to catch fish. It’s also possible to build a fire and use it to keep warm and fend off the sharks that try to destroy your raft.
Speaking of which, the shark attacks are fairly random, and they usually end up with one tile of your raft destroyed. Naturally, the game is far from polished at this point, given the fact that it’s a jam project with many bugs and bad design choices. In addition, the graphics are not bad, but the camera controls are very awkward and annoying.
A neat project that needs more work
In the end, Last Wood is far from a completed project, but it has all the required ingredients to turn into an addictive game. However, it needs a lot more work for that to happen, depending on whether the developers want to pursue the idea.