During the Cold War, billions of Dollars and Rubles were pumped into numerous space missions, achieving extraordinary science milestones, and climaxing in the success of multiple moon missions. But was that really as far as mankind could reach? What if someone secretly and successfully sent a manned mission to a distant world? What if the Soviet Union achieved much more than we have been lead to believe?
But after a rough landing, the promise of a new Earth soon fades with the discovery that the planet he was to explore is now barren and inhospitable.
Following the successful launch last month on Steam's Early Access program, the game has transitioned smoothly to an internal Beta stage and has been enhanced by much of the feedback received not just by the press, but the gaming community as a whole.
Designed and developed single-handedly by David Board, Lifeless Planet was one of the first games to be successfully funded on Kickstarter. David has since laboured for over two years to bring this sci-fi exploration game to a beta stage. "I am incredibly humbled by the reaction to the game so far. Things are now progressing rapidly and I am confident we will be announcing a Gold Master date soon" commented David.
Adam Lacey, MD of Lace Games added "It never ceases to amaze me just what one person can achieve and reaching Beta is a true testimony to David's dedication and determination. Much of the feedback received from the Early Access program has been incorporated in to the game and we are more confident than ever that Lifeless Planet is set to be a huge hit"
Alone in this wasteland, his fellow astronauts missing and his oxygen tank leaking, the astronaut's situation turns desperate. He begins to explore the planet for his missing crew members...only to discover a deeper mystery: an abandoned Soviet-era laboratory. Was his mission a hoax? Is this really an extra-solar planet or has he been shuttled to a lonely region of Siberia as part of a deceptive propaganda stunt?
Soon his quest for answers becomes a fight for survival as he learns this land is not as lifeless as it first appeared... when a mysterious young woman saves him from a strange and deadly phenomenon. Is she a hallucination? Is she really an ally? And is this all just a grand lie, or did he uncover a Cold War secret...twenty light-years from Earth?
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