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Games: Press Release: The Solus Project

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Surviving is something we’re kind of keen on in the gaming world, as seen by the slew of survival games that have done the rounds in the last few years. The sad fact about the survival games you usually see is that they’re all so very similar. 90% of them are “survive the zombie apocalypse” with a few others replacing zombies with another generic monster type. Overall it’s starting to get a bit stale. The lack of narrative in open world games makes for very free experiences, but in my (not very) humble opinion the absence of a storytelling element makes them all eventually feel like a massive grindfest. Yes in Ark: Survival Evolved you can tame and ride a TRex… but after chomping a few of your enemies and destroying their base you’re pretty much at a loss for anything else to do. The genre needs to revisit the idea of interactive storytelling, as done so well in Telltale Game’s excellent Walking Dead (Season 1).

Enter The Solus Project. A survival game which does not take place in an open world. It has a story, that you uncover in a more linear fashion, which I feel lends itself better to the kind of gaming experience I enjoy most. Check out the press release below, and watch the video to get a glimpse of what’s in store for you when you’re cast adrift on a barren planet. Hint: Nothing Good.


 

The Solus Project is seen as one of the most eagerly awaited games for 2016 when it was unveiled at the Microsoft games conference in LA last year.

The Solus Project  is a first-person survival adventure game, set on a deserted alien planet. Unlike most other survival games, The Solus Project is not a sandbox game with an open world, but rather more linear single-player experience, with survival elements and ten large and complex environments to explore.

The story goes that you crash-landed on an alien planet and every other member of your crew is dead. While exploring the barren surroundings you find out that you are not the first intelligent being to set foot here. Mankind is on the verge of extinction and you were supposed to be the last hope to find a safe haven to set up a colony. You have no choice, but to survive, as the fate of mankind rests in your hands. 

The Solus Project is an experience of intense isolation. “Solus” is Latin for “alone”. You are light years from any human contact and there are no other ships that can come to your rescue. You are completely alone. 

The Solus Project will be available on Steam Early Access and Xbox Game Preview in early February 2016. 

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About GRIP Digital

GRIP Digital s.r.o. is a privately owned developer and publisher of games for consoles and high-end portable devices, based in Prague, Czech Republic. The company was started by industry veterans who worked on games across all major platforms. GRIP is working with the top independent developers to bring their games to console platforms. For more information, please visit www.grip-games.com. 

About Teotl Studios

Based in Uppsala, Sweden, Teotl Studios is a small independent studio focused on creating high quality and immersive single player experiences. The studio released the award-winning games ‘The Ball‘ (2010) and ‘Unmechanical‘ (2012/13), and are veterans with the Unreal Engine. With ‘The Solus Project‘ the studio has been able to continue their love for unique and atmosphere rich indie experiences –www.teotlstudios.com

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