SALAO - Visual concept for a tablet game inspired by "The Old Man and The Sea"

Kira Gottlieb
21 Jan 2013
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The game is based on Hemingway’s original story, where Santiago proofs his endurance and luck, but in the end loses his fish in a hard-fought battle against the sharks.
The game is divided into two categories. An adventure game where you through the main character Santiago explores the ocean, marine wildlife and solves different puzzles that leads you to the physical arcade games, in which you collect your luck. Ultimately the luck you collect from each physical level, illustrated as a white bar, ends up creating the remaining skeleton of the marlin when Santiago reaches the coast.

In the game Santiago can’t die, acquire new skills or build strength. Time is irrelevant and you play the game as a single-player.