Starward Industries today announced announced their debut title The Invincible in celebration of the 99th birthday of Science Fiction writer Stanisław Lem. This first-person single player Sci-Fi thriller set in a retro-future timeline has been in the making since 2018 and is set to release on Xbox Series X, PlayStation 5, and PC in 2021.
The single-player story of The Invincible will introduce gamers firsthand to the idea that there are places in the Universe that are not only unwelcoming to us as humans, but entirely forbidden. Inspired by the work of bestselling Science Fiction writer, Stanisław Lem, who has influenced the likes of Futurama’s David X Cohen, The Sims’ Will Wright, and Hideo Kojima, author of Metal Gear Solid and Death Stranding, The Invincible will plunge players onto a distant planet Regis III set in atompunk aesthetics. While technology in the game’s universe has advanced to the point of seamless space exploration, equipment remains analogue as the digital revolution has not taken place, nor has The Cold War ended.
Starward Industries CEO, Marek Markuszewski issued the following about the upcoming title:
“The Invincible, which has been secretly in the making for some time, combines a fascinating setting, iconic story and an established non-linear gameplay to deliver a truly unforgettable experience. The studio believes in the power of interactive storytelling, and wants to engage gamers of all skill levels in crafting their own paths in the peculiar world of a distant, malevolent planet.”
Although this is a new studio, it is made up of veteran AAA developers that have worked on the likes of: Cyberpunk 2077, The Witcher 3, Dying Light, Dead Island, and several other big name games.