Starward Industries is working on a first-person sci-fi thriller set in a retro-futuristic timeline.
In case you know Stanislaw Lem’s work, then you might have an understanding of the game’s basics, as it’s based on the novel with the same name. The game isn’t in development for the current-gen hardware but the next-gen consoles. The studio, based in Kraków, is led by Marek Markuszewski (former CD Projekt RED senior producer), and the team consists of twelve people who formerly worked on The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, Dying Light, Dead Island, and Cyberpunk 2077.
„The Invincible, which has been secretly in the making for some time, combines a fascinating setting, iconic story and an established non-linear gameplay to deliver a truly unforgettable experience. The studio believes in the power of interactive storytelling, and wants to engage gamers of all skill levels in crafting their paths in the peculiar world of a distant, malevolent planet,” said Markuszewski in a press release.
The game’s Steam page provides more details: „The Invincible is a first-person science-fiction thriller set in a retro-future timeline. Waking up as a space scientist on a hostile planet, you embark on a mysterious mission to find the missing crew of your spaceship. Survival is a matter of your correct choices, taken whilst uncovering the secrets of the planet, bigger than anyone thought.
You are a scientist onboard an interstellar scientific expedition, suddenly thrown into a life-or-death rescue mission. Landing on a planet Regis III you have to find the missing crew members using some advanced space equipment, whilst relying on your brains and instincts to survive on the planet which quickly occurs to be unwelcoming. Soon you’ll discover that Regis III holds terrifying secrets which are uncovered while you’re piecing together the fate of your crew. And as you delve deeper into the mystery, you realize that perhaps you are not alone and that some places like this planet are better left untouched. But it’s too late to turn back.
[…] Retro-future atompunk setting reminiscent of the era of the space race. Analogue yet very advanced technology allowing for drones and autonomous robots to support or spoil your mission. Immersive gameplay with a non-linear story shaped by your relationships, choices and persuasive skills. Beautiful, state of the art graphics powered by Unreal Engine. An intriguing story inspired by Stanislaw Lem’s seminal sci-fi cult classic of the same name,” The Invincible’s Steam page says. The game uses Unreal Engine 4, even though they don’t say it – UE5 won’t be out by the time it launches.
The Invincible is coming out next year on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series, and PC.
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