505 Games proudly announces the launch of Objects in Space, out now for PC & Mac, available through Steam and GOG in early access.
Developed by Sydney-based indie developer Flat Earth Games, Objects in Space is a retro open-world stealth-action space game in which starships are modelled on Cold War era submarines rather than on WWII dogfighters, and has an option for players to build custom starship bridges at home using physical hardware.
In the game, players have their own ship and must make their way in the Apollo cluster – a new home disconnected from our solar system for almost fifty years – an uncaring place alone in the universe where a new era for humanity has manifested and we thrive in bleak conditions.
Leigh Harris, co-founder of Flat Earth Games said; “we created it to harken back to some of the early open-world space games of the 80s and 90s. It lends itself very heavily towards sandbox play – players can engage with whatever parts of the world interest them the most and will be equally rewarded regardless of where their focus may lie.”
Objects is a time-based open world, where the game takes place over three months and player choices matter on an entirely new dimension.
“a massive and complicated open world game”
The team at Flat Earth Games have gone to great lengths to make it a different kind of open world – one in which players ‘exist’ for a time but aren’t guided through a main storyline or given chances to collect every available piece of the game world. The worlds of Apollo move on – the player just lives there for a while.
“One of our main drives was to get around the reflex-based combat gameplay present in a lot of other space games, and replace it with more tactical, decision-based stealth combat,” said Elissa Harris, co-founder of Flat Earth Games.
Objects in Space was produced with support from Screen New South Wales. Created by siblings Elissa and Leigh Harris, who founded Flat Earth in early 2012 in Sydney. Objects in Space marks the latest release from Flat Earth, who continue to create original games for various platforms which aim squarely at bringing a love of 90s gaming into a contemporary setting.
Learn more at objectsgame.com/ and check out the early access launch trailer below;