In Other Waters: Save Humanity as an AI Program

Uncover the secrets of alien planets and keep your user alive in this award-winning indie title developed by just one person.

We take on a huge variety of roles in video games, hero or villain, medieval warrior or supernatural fighter. But Jump Over the Age's In Other Waters aims to shake things up a bit by casting you as an AI program.

The world is ending, and humanity must look to other planets for continued survival. Enter Ellery Vas, a xenobiologist trying to find both signs of new life and her missing partner.

She's sent to the oceanic Gliese 677C. As might be expected to cause a bit of drama, her diving suit has issues. On the plus side, you're there to guide her through alien waters.

You see the world as an AI program would. Along the way, you — through Ellery, of course — uncover secrets in the waters, scan and examine the finds Ellery comes across on her journey, and even build a relationship between the AI and Ellery, assuming you keep her alive and healthy, that is.

Jump Over the Age is a one-person studio run by Gareth Damian Martin, part games journalist, part Ph.D in experimental literature, and now part game developer. In Other Waters already won the 2019 IndieCade Europe Jury Prix award and is set for release on Nintendo Switch and PC sometime in 2020.

Stay tuned to GameSkinny for more In Other Waters and indie game news as it floats our way.


Josh Broadwell started gaming in the early '90s. But it wasn't until 2017 he started writing about them, after finishing two history degrees and deciding a career in academia just wasn't the best way forward. You'll usually find him playing RPGs, strategy games, or platformers, but he's up for almost anything that seems interesting.

Published Feb. 3rd 2020

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