With the Sydney-based developer partnering with 505 Games to bring Objects in Space to PC, Mac, and Linux in 2018. Described as a "retro open-world stealth-action space game" Objects in Space is very much about cool modular spaceship controls with dials, lights, readouts, and all manner of sweet technical space data as it is exploring the Apollo star cluster.
Because every starship has got to have some fuzzy dice
“This is an open world in which time is always passing and events unfolding,” said Leigh Harris, co-founder of Flat Earth Games. “NPC dialogue is never repeated, so if players are faced with a choice in a branching conversation, they can’t come back and change their minds later on. We’re really pushing the ‘open’ part of open world with this game. There is no hero’s journey or main quest line here, but a wealth of small stories the player can choose to engage with if they wish.”
“This game is all about customisability,” said Elissa Harris, co-founder of Flat Earth Games. “The playable ships, the in-depth engineering sections of the game, the home consoles players can build, the way people choose to play the game - it’s all designed for people who like to tinker, but works just as well for players wanting a more guided experience as well.”
Looks and sounds very cool.