Lente, a 23-year-old game developer living on a boat, has captured hearts (and wishlists) with her eco-conscious title “Spilled!”. This charming game lets players clean up oil spills while exploring the ocean, raising awareness and offering a relaxing experience.
Meet the Developer: Lente’s Journey
Lente, a 23-year-old solo indie game developer from The Netherlands, shares her unique story. Growing up on a ship, she turned her dream of owning a small boat into reality. Living on the boat not only reduced her living costs but also allowed her to fully focus on game development.
The Birth of ‘Spilled!’
During the boat renovation with her mother, Lente started crafting ‘Spilled!’, an eco-conscious game where players clean up oil spills with a boat. The game aims to raise awareness about pollution while offering a relaxing gaming experience.
Building a Community
Lente shared her game’s progress on Twitter, fostering a community of over 17,000 people. The game garnered 14,000 wishlists on Steam, reflecting its growing popularity.
The Kickstarter campaign surpassed its €10,000 goal within 12 hours, currently standing at an impressive 135% funding. Stretch goals, like the Level Selector at €15,000, are well on their way to realization.
The Vision Unveiled
Lente hints at exciting stretch goals, promising more context to the game’s world. Players might unveil the mystery behind the oil spills and even have the power to stop them.
Supporting the Dream
To elevate ‘Spilled!’ to its full potential, Lente seeks support for development and marketing. Through Kickstarter contributions, she aspires to turn her dream into reality.
- Short but Satisfying: Navigate through 8 progressively challenging areas at your own pace. Finish the game in 1 hour or use the Level Selector to revisit any area.
- Recycle & Earn: Clear areas to move forward, revealing unique underwater life. Earn coins through recycling.
- Upgrade Your Boat: Equip your boat to tackle larger spills and cover more ground with increased speed.
- Find & Rescue Animals: Discover and rescue 16 different animals across various areas.
- Face New Challenges: Overcome diverse challenges in each area, from plastic collection to firefighting.
Lente, a solo gamedev from the Netherlands, is crafting ‘Spilled!’ on her boat, offering a distinct and original game development space. Spilled!’ marks her debut in the world of commercial game development.