Wishfully Studios reveals debut title: Planet of Lana
Thunderful Publishing and independent developer Wishfully Studios today revealed that they have partnered with Geoff Keighley at Summer Game Fest Kickoff Live to premiere Wishfully’s debut title: Planet of Lana.
Wishfully Studios has been a part of Sweden Game Arena’s community since they joined Science Park Skövde Startup Program in September 2018.
”We have been so fortunate as a startup indie developer to have the support of Sweden Game Arena and Science Park Skövde Startup Program. Without them, our journey simply wouldn’t have been possible. It has enabled us to get our game in front of publishers, getting support on legal matters and valuable advice regarding running a game studio in general. It’s also amazing to be part of the growing game developer community in Sweden” says Adam Stjärnljus, Creative Director and Co-founder of Wishfully Studios.
The studio has now revealed it’s debut title: Planet of Lana.
Planet of Lana is a cinematic puzzle adventure featuring stunning hand-painted visuals, an unforgettable story and an epic soundtrack. An off-earth odyssey unlike anything seen before, Planet of Lana will be launching exclusively on Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One and PC via Steam® and the Windows 10 Store in late 2022.
Set on an alien world, Planet of Lana tells the story of Lana and her loyal animal companion Mui as they embark on a rescue mission to save her sister. This touching tale is experienced through the lens of a cinematic side scrolling gameplay format, as players explore a colourful world full of stunning environments, strange creatures and dangerous machines. From a gameplay perspective, Planet of Lana is an adventure filled with daring platforming, engaging puzzles, tense stealth sequences and a companion mechanic that connects Lana and Mui, allowing for unique gameplay and story moments using their abilities in tandem.
This off-world odyssey is tied together with a completely unique visual style that combines hand-drawn artwork, complex parallax layering and subtle use of 3D graphics to give the look of an interactive painting. On high-end PCs and Xbox Series X, Planet of Lana will run at a native resolution of 4K (2160p) at 60 frames per second, allowing its incredible artwork to come to life. Further details on Planet of Lana’s gameplay, story and performance profiles for other devices in the Xbox family of consoles will be shared at a later date.
About Thunderful Publishing
Thunderful Publishing is a games publishing company, founded in Gothenburg, Sweden in 2017. Part of the Thunderful Group, which also includes development studios Zoink Games and Image & Form, and publisher Rising Star Games, Thunderful Publishing focuses on premium PC and console games for a worldwide audience and is the publisher behind award-winning games such as Steamworld Quest: Hand of Gilgamesh, Lonely Mountains: Downhill and Curious Expedition 2.
About Wishfully Studios
Wishfully is a Swedish indie game studio founded in 2018. With a passion for creating stunning artwork, deep storytelling and innovative design, they are always striving to make games that leave a lasting impact.