Reclaimed ocean plastic artwork commissioned to celebrate Loddlenaut’s continuing ocean conservation work
Austin, Texas – 14 November 2023: Ahead of Loddlenaut’s release on 16 November, developer Moon Lagoon and publisher Secret Mode are pleased to confirm that every game sale of the cosy creature-raising and pollution cleaning adventure will result in a donation to Whale and Dolphin Conservation, Secret Mode’s 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
Loddlenaut will release on PC and Mac via Steam on 16 November 2023. A demo featuring the Flotsam Flats area of the game – and several loddles waiting to be befriended – is available on Steam.
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Loddlenaut is a creature-raising survival game that takes place on an ocean planet. Play as an interstellar custodian who is sent to clean up an abandoned planet polluted by a mega-corporation. Befriend local axolotl-like creatures and explore sunken corporate ruins as you revive the planet’s lush ecosystems.
Loddlenaut launches on Steam for PC and Mac on November 16 2023.
Loddlenaut’s playable demo is available now on Steam.