Indie developer Playcorp Studios and publisher Koch Media have announced the brand new sci-fi survival game known as Beyond Contact. Launching onto Steam Early Access today, players can drop into orbit with their friends to uncover a planet’s armageddon.
The Pulp Science Fiction Phenomenon
In the year 2766, players crash land onto an alien planet layered with overbearing issues. To maintain and survive, you must craft and build your way to discover what the strange planet holds. Uncanny creatures, unimaginable weather conditions, and abandoned technology are all over the world; the world is at your literal disposal. But the locals are in danger, and they need your help. By navigating through Beyond Contact‘s narrative and nearby alien civilizations, the players will learn more about what’s at stake.
Beyond Contact‘s inspiration from classic pulp science fiction comics that are distinguishable by vibrant environments and social commentary. Powered by the Unity Engine, the game will run its Early Access course with support from the players via voting, suggesting, bug reporting, etc.
Playcorp Studios on Beyond Contact
Chris Mosley, CEO of Playcorp Studios, commented on the overall nature of Beyond Contact in Early Access, saying:
Beyond Contact is an optimistic vision of the future. It imagines humanity thriving and even helping other species to survive, because diversity is the key to thriving. Tying together a survival game and story presented many unique design challenges, some ongoing. Integrating all of this into a co-op multiplayer experience where players must work with each other is the next big challenge as we go into a full release early next year. We now have a platform that we can use to realize all our dreams for the game as we continue to fill out and expand the world of Beyond Contact and Space Corps.”
Players can purchase their copy of the game now through its Steam page for $14.99. There’s no official date on when Beyond Contact will exit Early Access, but Playcorp Studios will continuously work on the title until more is disclosed.
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