Eastward is an indie action-adventure role-playing video game developed by Pixpil and published by Chucklefish. Receiving favourable reviews, especially for its homage to classic role-playing games, this game has found its audience very quickly. Pixpil, the Chinese studio that developed the game, used Eastward to build itself up. Originally made up of the three founders, over the course of development it grew to around 12 full time employees.