Platform and Survive
As a fan of platformers, this news caught my attention. OrangePixel is teaming up with Apogee to bring us Residual on Sept 9th. Touted as a new breed of survival platformer, Residual is coming to pretty much everything. That said, it’s first coming to PC, Switch, Xbox One and Series X|S in September. PS4 and PS5 is coming a bit later on.
I personally appreciate the pixelated visual styles of the game. But if you crave more details, read on:
Alone against the void, one explorer must survive an unpredictable alien world, generated anew with every fresh start. Repair the ship against incredible odds as rain lashes, high winds push back, blazing heat or chilling cold strike, and the secrets of a long-lost civilization make themselves known. Only creative puzzle-solving, resourceful crafting, and an eye for escaping subterranean doom will bring the intrepid spacefarer home.
Witness the Nature Engine, a proprietary procedural generation system which governs everything from climate and minerals to hostile plant life from a set of nature-based rules. For every planet among thousands of possibilities, a different ecosystem challenges what adventurers have learned with new twists. In the absence of fishing pools, find a new food source. In the face of long, cold nights, make haste to chart new ground during the day. Hot deserts bring plentiful solar power; what will you spend it on?
Choose between a male, female, or non-binary protagonist and venture forth alongside the quirkiest snarkcasm-filled robot this side of the galactic core: your Personal Disaster Bot, Pedey-B! A constant companion, Pedey-B guides its friends(?) through the journey, offering helpful advice, sarcastic well-meaning tips, and random commentary.
“Residual invites players to tell their own survival stories in a forgotten galaxy where no two planets are exactly alike,” chimes in Pascal Bestebroer of studio OrangePixel. “Sharing stories from our gaming is the best part of this business, so it was very important to me that Residual come to many different platforms and have options for a gentler survival adventure.”
Residual certainly sounds like a game worth checking out. Stay tuned to HPP for more news from Apogee Entertainment. And let us know if you’re planning on trying the game out this September!