Ricardo Escobar, Programmer  

Jin-Young Sohn, Artist 

Sloan Grant(s) Received: 2020, Alfred P Sloan Foundation Game Production Award, New York University 

Project Type: Video Game 

Genre: Adventure 

Field of Science: Biology 

Stage: Production 


Loddlenaut is a creature-raising survival game set on an ocean planet that is recovering from an ecological disaster. Players assume the role of an interstellar custodian sent to clean up a planet that has been polluted by a megacorporation. By cleaning up marine debris and reviving the local flora, players can reintroduce alien creatures called “loddles” back to their natural habitats and help them adapt to their new homes—with the ultimate goal of creating a sustainable aquatic ecosystem.