The opening screen of The Little Ship has a poignant message: “Sometimes beautiful things can pause your journey.”
This is partly a tutorial – hitting W brings a breeze to push along your little boat and clear anything in your path. But it also serves as a neat hint about enjoying the journey of the game. If the pause is for something beautiful, it doesn’t have to end right away.
A Quiet Trip
In this way, The Little Ship creates a tiny odyssey; a trip that becomes a gentle waltz as the music plays and the wind and waves propel you forward. Switching between hot, sunny days and moonlit nights gives the impression of a long, drawn out adventure – but a calm one with much to enjoy along the way.
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