Zoink! Games presented Lost in Random as one of the upcoming EA Originals this 2021 during the Play Live event. The game has a very interesting take about a dice.
During the EA Originals reveal a portion of the June 18 event, Zoink gave the audience a first Look preview of Lost in Random. One of the salient features of the game’s aesthetics is that it gives off a Tim Burton-esque vibe.
Tim Burton is an American director who is responsible for the creation of 1993’s The Nightmare Before Christmas and the 2005 Corpse Bride. Burton is known for his gothic fantasy and horror film mash-ups, which is what Lost in Random feels like.
Lost in Random game storyline
According to Zoink!, Lost in Random is a coming-of-age story about a little girl named Even, “with a big heart and with an even bigger temper.” The devs describe the game as an infusion of gothic and fairytale.
— Zoink (@ZoinkGames) June 18, 2020
It even sets out on a bewildering adventure in the World of Random, where everyone’s fates lie in the hands of those who roll the dice. This is where she cross-paths with her to-be adventure companion named Dicey, which is a walking and a conscious piece of dice.
The game’s official synopsis reads:
Welcome to the world of Random, a dark kingdom where every citizen’s future is determined by the roll of a dice. Will you be defeated by your fate or embrace chaos and learn to make it work in your favor? Embark on a journey with Even and her sidekick Dicey to play the odds and break the curse of Random.
Lost in Random gameplay
There are little details revealed about the action-adventure game’s actual playing mechanics. Nevertheless, what we know so far is that players will get to control the role of Even.
In a world where it was believed that there’s only one dice that controls everyone’s outcome, Even finds another dice. Technically speaking, it wasn’t specifically pointed out as to what the other dice is, but Dicey was conveniently spotlighted upon the mention of another dice.
This would mean that Even has the power to rescue the oppressed with the help of Dicey. Unfortunately, as to how that will work out is still a mystery. Nevertheless, Even is supposed to accept the fact that the fate of the people lies in her courage—which she needs to find—to defeat the corrupt who governs the kingdom.
The game is set to release in 2021. Nintendo already confirmed its arrival to Switch via Twitter after the EA Play Live event.
Embark on a journey with Even and her sidekick Dicey as they play the odds and break the curse of Random when #LostInRandom by @ZoinkGames rolls onto #NintendoSwitch in 2021! pic.twitter.com/E6oQQUcAIc
— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) June 19, 2020
For its other platform availability, Engadget notes that it might be “aimed at the new crop of consoles”—which are the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X. With this, it wouldn’t be a surprise if it also arrives on PC, considering EA’s Origin Access.