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Loddlenaut team pledges charity donation for every sale



Ahead of Loddlenaut’s release on 16 November, developer Moon Lagoon and publisher Secret Mode have confirmed that every game sale of the cosy creature-raising and pollution cleaning adventure will result in a donation to Whale and Dolphin Conservation, Secret Mode’s official charity partner of the year.

This pledge builds upon the Loddlenaut team’s charity work already undertaken in 2023, including Urban Beach CleansClimate Giant Project donations, and World Oceans Day Steam Sale participation.

Secret Mode will donate 0.05GBP per sale of Loddlenaut to WDC (Whale and Dolphin Conservation). This pledge covers all net game sales over the next three years.

Screen shot from Loddlenaut

Loddlenaut is a creature-raising survival game that takes place on an ocean planet. Play as an interstellar custodian who is sent to clean up an abandoned planet polluted by a mega-corporation. Befriend local axolotl-like creatures and explore sunken corporate ruins as you revive the planet’s lush ecosystems.

Artist MIchelle Costello with her art project

To celebrate this week’s launch, Secret Mode has also partnered with local UK artist Michelle Costello, aka Smartie Lids on the Beach, for a special, eco-conscious art project. Michelle has been combing Cornish beaches for litter over the past ten years and has painstakingly recreated Loddlenaut’s colourful key art exclusively using reclaimed ocean plastics and materials.

The artwork, pictured above with artist Michelle Costello, will be viewable to the public from February 2024, when it will be housed as a temporary art installation at WDC’s refurbished Scottish Dolphin Centre.

The full list of collected plastics used for the artwork:

1x Yellow bucket base

1x Turquoise bucket

1x Blue bucket

1x Orange bucket

1x Green bucket

1x Green football

1x Yellow football

2x Blue fisherman’s gloves

1x Grey canvas

1x Blue canvas

1x Green fishing crate

1x Orange spray bottle

1x Water bottle

1x Purple hair gel container

1x Purple biscuit pack wrapper

1x Chocolate wrapper

1x Purple fabric

1x Pink wellington boot insole

1x Purple foam lily pad

1x Green body board

Multiple lolly sticks

1x White container

1x Black beach shoe insole lining

1x Black flower pot

1x Blue & green plastic sheet

A miscellaneous collection of other smaller plastics of unknown origin


Loddlenaut will release on PC and Mac via Steam on 16 November 2023. A demo featuring the Flotsam Flats area of the game – and several loddles waiting to be befriended – is available on Steam.

For more news about reclaimed ocean plastics artwork, follow Smartie Lids on the Beach on Instagram and Facebook.

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Mark Evans
Scuba Diver's Editorial Director Mark Evans has been in the diving industry for nearly 25 years, and has been diving since he was just 12 years old. nearly 40-odd years later and he is still addicted to the underwater world.
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