Prepare to go to Mars with Opportunity, a new exploration game inspired by the real-life mission of NASA’s famous rover. With development by DIMANCHE CORP., Opportunity will see more details during the Jeux Made event from publisher Shiro Unlimited.
Opportunity Mission Start: January 2004
Opportunity tells the story of Mars Exploration Rover – B, a NASA robotic rover that traveled across Mars for 14 years. Initially commissioned to roam the red planet for a short time in 2004, the robot continued until 2018 when its battery life began to deplete. NASA declared the robot a goner a year later after attempting over 1,000 signals to communicate. The game’s narrative will explore the rover’s mission through a series of objectives and dangerous tasks.
The story of Mars Exploration Rover – B, or Opportunity, was widespread in the news, and it continued to encourage space travel to the masses. Now, French studio DIMANCHE CORP. has designed a full exploration title based on Opportunity’s adventures. Players will assume full control of the robot in a recreation of Mars filled with vibrant landscapes. The reveal trailer is backed with an acoustic sound that accompanies Opportunity’s travel from Earth to Mars. It essentially slideshows the robot’s studies before coming up against a vicious dust storm. On June 10, 2018, the rover sent its last message:
My battery is low and it’s getting dark.”
You can catch more in-depth details for Opportunity when Shire Unlimited shares more during Jeux Made (Games Made in France). In addition to the announcement, players can now wishlist the title through its Steam page. The game’s official launch date is aiming for sometime in 2022, but be sure to keep up with Shiro Unlimited’s news on Opportunity and other games on their website.
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