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Solar Flux

Platform(s): Nintendo Switch, PC
Genre: Action
Developer: Firebrand Games
Release Date: Dec. 11, 2018

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'Solar Flux' Comes To Nintendo Switch Next Month - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Nov. 20, 2018 @ 5:36 p.m. PST

Solar Flux is a space puzzle game where players take on the role of a ship tasked with reigniting the cores of stars on the brink of burning out.

Explore the farthest reaches of space and solve celestial puzzles in Solar Flux! Set in 2107 with the universe in decay; pilot your ship through the cosmos to save dying stars.  Collect critical pieces of plasma for stars before devastating supernovas lay waste to our fragile universe.

In Solar Flux, players take on the role of a ship tasked with reigniting the cores of stars on the brink of burning out. They accomplish this task by collecting balls of plasma and firing them into the dying stars. However, the natural dangers of space present hazards to the player as they wind between asteroids, black holes, and the still-blazing stars themselves as the ship works toward their monumental goal.

Simple to play but with immense depth, Solar Flux aims to capture “a combination of traditional puzzle mechanics, coupled with the serene beauty and unknown that are everywhere outside of our world,” says Creative Director Alex Knight and truly succeeds at it. 80 missions that take place across four different galaxies are in the game, each with the amount of polish you would expect from a developer located right at the heart of the United States’ space program, Cape Canaveral.


Key Features

  • Learn to Fly: Rocket around the universe with physics-based controls that react to your every move. Use gravity to slingshot your ship around planets and moons.  It’s not all burning your thrusters as you will need to learn to brake and avoid the perils that wait in the darkness.
  • Danger Awaits: While the heavens are awe inspiring, they are filled with black holes, asteroids, scorching suns, force fields and mines.  Capable of destroying your ship in a moment’s notice, caution is needed when navigating through the cosmos.
  • Trials and Tribulations: Different environments change the goal of each solar system. Players will have to adapt to challenging settings: one level may have you conserving as much fuel as possible while the next tests your reflexes in a race against time.
  • Explore the Unknown: Beautiful graphics make the 4 different galaxies and over 80 different solar systems a wonder to behold.  A universe of fun waits in Solar Flux!
  • Space Coast: Firebrand Games is based on Cape Canaveral in Space Coast Florida.

Currently available on PC (Steam), Solar Flux is coming to Nintendo Switch on December 11, 2018 for $9.99.


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