2011: A Space Odyssey Joins Steam's Greenlight

By William Usher 2012-09-12 19:55:33 discussion comments
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There's often talk about a giant lack of adventure games in today's society of high-end gaming. Well, not only is there a lack of adventure titles there's a lack of a lot of sub-genres in today's gaming climate. Well, French game designer Simon Mesnard aims to bring back the popularity of the first-person puzzle-adventure sub-genre with his upcoming title, 2011: A Space Odyssey.

Despite being one year behind the times and a clear nod to Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey, the game itself is actually more of an homage to Cyan World's Golden Era point-and-click adventure game Myst 2: Riven, the highly praised sequel to the revolutionary Myst.

The game sees the player in control of an astronaut sent to repair a space station when he happens upon a mysterious black cube, similar to the black monolith of 2001. The only thing is, the astronaut refuses to let go and a world of mystery and intrigue opens up thereafter. You can check it out in the brief teaser trailer below.



I like how the game seems to swell in both visual prestige and audible importance near the end. Great way to end a promotional piece without being obnoxious or overdone. I can't tell you how tired I am of seeing some big monster thing reach out and grab the hero before fading to black.

It's hard to get a grasp on the actual scope of the game and what's really going on, but I guess that's part of the mystery of playing the game, eh?

Per the trailer's indication, the game is set for release this November for PC. However, you can help the game become available to much wider audience on Steam by voting for 2011: A Space Odyseey right now on the Official Greenlight Page.
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