With new Polish studio Starward Industries
featuring talent that includes people that worked on The Witcher 3, Dying Light, Dead Island, and even Cyberpunk 2077. It's first game, The Invincible
, looks stunning but it's a retro-futurist sci-fi thriller based on the works of Stanisław Lem -- so expect some bleakness to go with that beauty.
That said, it looks awesome.
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 realise 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.
As per above the story takes place in a retro-vision of the future, where as a scientist you wake up on a strange planet and need to find your crew. Described as a thriller with a non-linear story shaped by your decisions and relationships -- we cant wait to see it in motion.
“The gameplay is quite diverse, including exploration, navigation, face to face discussions with NPCs, operating various equipment which is all analogue, solving clues, interacting with robots, piloting drones, crunching data, even driving vehicles,” project lead Marek Markuszewsk told PCGamesN
. “A large part of interaction will include radio comms, sometimes dense, even tense at times, often intimate, closely related to the unfolding events – in that way The Invincible can remind of Firewatch."
Marek also cites Alien: Isolation as a similar title when it comes to atmosphere. No release date or window has been set, the Steam page is live
, but we'll be keeping an eye on this.