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Journey to the Savage Planet - Developer Interview
Journey to the Savage Planet
Journey to the Savage Planet

Genre: Adventure
Classification: PG
Release Date:
28th January 2020
Tuesday, 4 February 2020
Post by KostaAndreadis @ 02:26pm 04/02/20 | 0 Comments
We sit down with Typhoon Studios’ Alex Hutchinson to talk about the studio’s first game, comedy, co-op, and striving to be the fourth-best. In our review we noted that Journey to the Savage Planet has "A keen sense of discovery is a key part of what makes Journey to the Savage Planet engaging, but how this discovery then goes on to inform exploration in a very classic videogame-like ‘treasure hunt’ sense – well, that’s what makes the overall experience memorable."

Plus, it's funny!
“There's not enough humour in games,” Alex Hutchinson, Creative Director at Typhoon Studios, tells me. We’re discussing the studio’s first game, the vibrant space adventure Journey to the Savage Planet. A comedic and vibrant look at space travel and exploring the unknown reaches of space – for profit.

Playing the game ahead of our discussion, one of the main takeaways or revelations was that you could describe Journey to the Savage Planet (or, JTTSP for short) as a comedy long before you began thinking about its mechanics. Or how it might fit into a certain mould or type. “The idea of creating a satire was one of our earliest touch points,” Alex continues. “It came out of a desire to make something upbeat and optimistic - to make something earnest and different to what’s out there.”

Click Here to Read Our Full Journey to the Savage Planet Interview
Wednesday, 29 January 2020
Post by KostaAndreadis @ 01:54pm 29/01/20 | 0 Comments
From developer Typhoon Studios, Journey to the Savage Planet is an excellent dose of sci-fi adventuring that is genuinely funny in ways games rarely are - in addition to featuring a style and progression similar to greats like Metroid Prime. As a follow-up to our full review, friend of the site Adam 'GrizGaming' Mathew has put up some pure gameplay footage covering the opening moments of the game.

Captured in 4K on Xbox One X. So, if you're still unsure what it's all about be sure to check it out.


At a glance Journey to the Savage Planet might have the air of an action or survival game, which is a fair assumption to make when seeing its first-person viewpoint and main character walking around with ray-gun in hand. And sure, this is a well we visit far too often at AusGamers, but Journey to the Savage Planet is more Metroid Prime with light combat or even Super Mario 64 than No Man’s Sky.

As an explorer for the fourth-best name in space exploration, Kindred Aerospace, it’s up to you to catalog the fauna and alien life found across a strange new planet. The mission? To collect enough data to figure out if it’s suitable for colonisation. Human colonisation. Soon you discover a mysterious tower floating in the air in what looks like a sky fortress adorned by waterfalls.

Oh, and we still have 5 copies of the game on Xbox One up for grabs so be sure to enter for your chance to join the fine folk at Kindred Aerospace. Head here for the competition page.
Tuesday, 28 January 2020
Post by KostaAndreadis @ 04:03pm 28/01/20 | 0 Comments
To celebrate the launch of Journey to the Savage Planet from Typhoon Studios and 505 Games we've got five Xbox One copies (game codes) to give away!

For a taste of the hilarious sci-fi adventure that is part Metroid Prime part it's own very cool thing, check out the launch trailer.



Click Here for the Competition Page
Post by KostaAndreadis @ 01:22am 28/01/20 | 0 Comments
The first game from indie studio Typhoon Studios is a new genuinely funny sci-fi adventure that offers up classic exploration that can be played solo or co-op. Called Journey to the Savage Planet you're tasked with visiting a strange and possibly hostile alien world to catalog its plants and animals for potential colonisation.

A snippet.
Once you begin to visit new biomes and stumble upon strange statues and alien structures both natural and built by some form of intelligence, the world of AR-Y 26 quickly becomes the star of the show. Discovery is here in spades and it’s also matched by some excellent writing that never falters in the comedic sense or that of the alien-world awe you want from a good sci-fi. Level design, and we’re talking classic level design on display, grows in scope and complexity and verticality in a way that one can’t help but think about some of the great platformers and adventure games of the last few decades.

Click Here to Read Our Full Journey to the Savage Planet Review