KeokeN and publisher Frontier Foundry have announced Deliver Us Mars, a sequel to the amospheric indie puzzle-adventure game Deliver Us The Moon which came out in 2019. Deliver Us Mars is in development for Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC via Steam and the Epic Games Store.
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Set 10 years after Deliver Us The Moon’s Fortuna mission, a new protagonist and her companion drone find themselves similarly stranded on the red planet after their ship crash lands. The drone will be a familiar friend for players of the original, and so will the game’s approach to a a relatively grounded approach to science fiction storytelling and environmental puzzling gameplay. There’s some new gameplay mechanics for the sequel, such as a new climbing system to more easily traverse the Martian terrain.
“Joining forces with Frontier Foundry enables KeokeN Interactive to fully achieve the goals and ambitions we set ourselves for Deliver Us Mars,” say KeokeN Interactive co-founders Koen and Paul Deetman. “We are extremely excited about this partnership, knowing the sci-fi specialists at Frontier are looking over our shoulder.”
KeokeN say that you won’t need to have played the original, as this adventure stands on its own, though it will obviously help to know the setting and background of the original. The Deliver Us games are set in a future where Earth’s resources have been depleted, but were propped up by the discovery of a new method of energy generation possible on the Moon. When that resource is suddenly cut off, Deliver Us The Moon features the Fortuna mission, a final, last-gasp attempt to reach the Moon, find out what happened and try to restore power to Earth. There were some narrative threads left dangling come the end of the game that I’m sure Deliver Us Mars will look to explore.
The game launched for PC in late 2019, and then came to PS4 and Xbox One in April 2020. We reviewed the console release of the game, with Tom saying in our Deliver Us The Moon review:
“Deliver Us The Moon really surprised me. It’s a bit rough around the edges, but it’s a fantastic sci-fi thriller that kept me gripped throughout. Deliver Us The Moon is a stellar experience which will have you on the edge of your seat from start to finish.”
Source: press release
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