System Era are the latest indie developers to take on a majorly ambitious project. Entitled Astroneer, their game takes Minecraft-style gameplay and meshes it together with the stunning minimalistic look of titles such as Journey and No Man’s Sky. The result? One of the most beautiful trailers I’ve watched this year:
Not much else has been revealed about the game, however, System Era have released this blurb on their official website:
Explore and exploit distant worlds in ASTRONEER – A game of aerospace industry and interplanetary exploration.
“The sudden development of technology for rapid space travel enables fast and inexpensive journeys to the stars. Exo Dynamics, the dominant conglomerate in the new field, has opened flights to daring citizens of Earth. Like the Yukon gold rush of old, waves of adventurers sign up to launch themselves into a new frontier, risking everything to seek their fortune in the far reaches of the galaxy. These are the Astroneers.”
“As an Astroneer, you must find a way to dig out a life on one of a multitude of harsh new worlds. Blast through the terrain to uncover precious artifacts and materials you can use to fuel your quest to become a wealthy baron in the stars. Along the way, discover oddities, raise questions, and uncover mysteries.”
Perhaps not all is as it seems.
It may well be a little while yet before we see this game in action but – judging by that trailer – we’re all in for a treat.
Original Author: Jay Michael