Eastward is an upcoming adventure title with RPG elements, set in a decaying world. The small independent team working out of Shanghai, called Pixpil, has been working on its debut title since 2015 using a proprietary engine. The pixel-art post-apocalyptic title has been inspired by some of the devs' favorite games, and the growing team is now working on releasing the game for the PC and Mac.
Eastward is very much influenced by the genres and titles that had the most profound effect on the people making it. The Legend of Zelda and Mother were specifically name-dropped in the official announcement, and references to Japanese animation from the 90's are also made. Based on this, and the screenshots Pixpil put out, we can expect a stylish, lively game with a memorable world and aesthetic.
Set following the rapid deterioration of society has caused civilization to nearly crumble after the human population shrinks drastically. The storyline involves two main characters between whom you can switch during gameplay. John is a digger eking out a living in this harsh new world who meet Sam, a "mysterious girl" who he then guides through various dangerous post-apoc urban sprawls on some... quest.
Gameplay will be focused on puzzle solving, and will have dungeon elements, including various boss fights. Eastward is set to feature a colourful cast of characters, all of whom have their own agendas and personality quirks. This rapidly deteriorating world is also filled with various monstrosities rendered in loving pixel art. Pixpil hasn't yet announced a release date for the game.