In space, no one can hear you scream, but you can definitely appreciate the aesthetic.
3rd Eye Studios invites you to take a look at sci-fi thriller Downward Spiral: Horus Station‘s lovingly crafted art. Taking inspiration from classic 70s work such as 2001: A Space Odyssey and Star Trek, they emphasize the retro with a focus on atmosphere. Beyond basic design choices such as lighting and texture–both of which contribute to the feel–they also looked at old tech. In Horus Station, equipment is meant to feel analogue and practical which might be worrisome in our modern times.
As for the content of the game, the developers have this to say: “Downward Spiral: Horus Station is a first-person, zero-g sci-fi thriller which lures players through a lost vessel abandoned by its crew. Solving the mystery of the space station will take wits and ingenuity as you fight or avoid dangers unknown. Use the ship’s maintenance hardware – like bolt throwers, rail guns, and arc welders to take out threats, solve puzzles and find the truth of why Horus Station has been left drifting in space.”
Check out the art diary below, but if you haven’t seen the gameplay footage, you can watch seventeen minutes of it here. Visit the official site for more info. Downward Spiral: Horus Station will be available spring of this year for Steam, PlayStation VR, Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, and PlayStation 4.