To mark National Space Day in the US, KeokeN Interactive and Frontier Foundry take fans behind the scenes of the emotional, thrilling and mysterious new narrative-driven adventure game.
Cambridge, UK – 6 May 2022. Frontier Foundry, the games label of Frontier Developments plc (AIM: FDEV), today released the first developer diary for Deliver Us Mars, the cinematic narrative-driven adventure game by KeokeN Interactive coming to Xbox, PlayStation and PC. ‘Episode 1 – Journey to the Red Planet’ gives players an early overview of the game’s story as the team at KeokeN take us deep into their creative process for building an ambitious sequel to 2019’s Deliver Us The Moon.
‘Journey to the Red Planet’ takes us behind-the-scenes on the narrative design of Deliver Us Mars, diving into the environmental themes that define the game’s setting, the personal stakes of the story and the painstaking effort made by the team to create an authentic-feeling astronaut experience. Players will also get a very early glimpse at the all-new traversal system and puzzle mechanics coming to the game, which become increasingly more complex as the story progresses.
Deliver Us Mars is set in a future where Earth has been ravaged by climate change, and world-altering floods are a part of our everyday lives. In the game, which is set 10 years after Deliver Us The Moon, players join a group of astronauts on a high-stakes mission to ensure humanity’s future. Their goal is to retrieve the enormous colonisation ships known as the ARKs from the shadowy organisation known as Outward, in order to revitalise planet Earth before it’s too late. Along the way, they’ll uncover the truth behind what happened to Outward’s missing colony.
This developer diary reveals that the game will depict the complicated relationship between a father and his daughter. While a full story reveal for Deliver Us Mars will arrive in the coming months, observant fans of Deliver Us The Moon may be able to guess the identity of the protagonist in this sequel based on visual clues in this developer diary.
Unlike Deliver Us The Moon’s main character, this hero is fully voiced. Her personality, motivations, and history will unfold in her own words as she explores the Martian landscape and the game’s multiple other locations. With motion-captured performances by a talented cast, this sequel represents a huge jump in narrative presentation – enabling the developers at KeokeN Interactive to capture the emotional nuances of the characters and heighten the level of drama players will feel throughout the story.
Deliver Us Mars is coming soon to Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, PlayStation 4 as well as PC for Steam and the Epic Games Store. The game can also be wishlisted on Steam, the Epic Games Store and PlayStation now.
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Frontier Developments plc (AIM: FDEV, ‘Frontier’) is a leading independent developer and publisher of videos founded in 1994 by David Braben, co-author of the iconic Elite game. Based in Cambridge, Frontier uses its proprietary COBRA game development technology to create innovative genre-leading games, primarily for personal computers and videogame consoles. As well as self-publishing internally developed games, Frontier also publishes games developed by carefully selected partner studios under its Frontier Foundry games label.
About Frontier Foundry
Frontier Foundry is the games label of Frontier Developments. By forming partnerships with quality external developers and leveraging the company’s proven publishing expertise, Frontier Foundry is best placed to bring players unique and memorable new games that break boundaries and create legacies.
About KeokeN Interactive
KeokeN Interactive is a Dutch independent game developer founded in 2013 by two brothers, Koen and Paul Deetman. Envisioning the games industry as a platform to go beyond traditional gaming and create immersive experiences, KeokeN Interactive aim to develop rich and believable worlds that will make you forget your surroundings and push the boundaries of your reality. KeokeN Interactive’s first game was the well-received and award-winning Deliver Us The Moon.
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