Space Survival Platformer Residual Takes to the Stars on PC, Consoles Q3 2021
First New Release from Relaunched Legendary Publisher Apogee Entertainment
THE NETHERLANDS — 19 June 2021 — Revealed during GameSpot’s Play for All showcase, Residual, a new breed of survival platformer from OrangePixel and legendary publisher Apogee Entertainment, crash-lands on Steam for PC, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch Q3 2021.
Standing alone against a uniquely generated alien world, you play as the survivor of a crashed spaceship with the goal of escaping if at all possible. Explore a strange world within a forgotten galaxy and uncover ancient lore and mysteries hidden for centuries miles beneath the surface.
Apogee Entertainment, the industry luminaries who brought you Duke Nukem, Prey, Wolfenstein 3D, and Max Payne, introduces an unpredictable survival adventure. The unique Nature Engine (not based on Unity or Unreal) generates thousands of possible planets with radically different temperatures, plant life, weather and terrain on every playthrough.
Harvest food and find warmth to make it through the night. Unearth precious metals to craft sci-fi survival tools like teleporters and force fields. Dangerous storms threaten from above and the traps of a mysterious, long-lost species guard the labyrinth of caves below.
Yet through it all, Residual strives for an accessible experience anyone can enjoy. Solve light puzzles and think up creative, freeform solutions for avoiding confrontation. Choose a male, female, or non-binary protagonist and set forth with the snarky, humorous robot companion—the Personal Disaster Bot (a.k.a. Peedy-B)—as a guide who happens to think it’s the star of this galactic story!
No matter where the adventure goes, what the planet has in store, and which of over 3,000 plant and animal species appear… At the deepest layers of the planet, the secrets of what brought this uncharted galaxy to its knees await to be discovered.
“When designing Residual, my goal was to offer players something brand new every time they sat down to play,” said Pascal Bestebroer of one-man studio OrangePixel. “Every world tells its own story, shaped by your personal journey through it. The experience will always be challenging, but never unfair, and a rich story awaits for those who choose to seek it.”
“Look, it wasn’t me who crashed,” butts in Peedy-B in a raspy, computerized voice. “But let’s get real here—as the brains of this operation, it’ll be up to me to get us both off this rock!”
Residual opens a galaxy map on Steam for PC, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch Q3 2021. For more on OrangePixel and Apogee’s journey through space, check out the game website, follow the studio on Twitter, Discord, and Facebook, and tune in for Pascal’s weekly devlogs on YouTube. Explore Apogee on its official website or follow the legends on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Discord.
OrangePixel is Pascal Bestebroer, a Dutch independent game developer best known for the half-million-selling twin-stick dungeon crawler Heroes of Loot and dropping weekly game-dev knowledge bombs on his YouTube channel. His studio name? Well, he tried designing a logo and only got as far as a single orange pixel.
About Apogee Entertainment
Apogee Software’s pioneering journey began in 1987, when Scott Miller decided to split his new game, Kingdom of Kroz, into three episodes, with the first episode available as free shareware. The “Apogee model” of distribution revolutionized PC gaming at the time and catapulted Apogee Software to global renown. As an indie publisher, Apogee (and it’s later incarnation, 3D Realms) would introduce the world to id Software, Remedy Entertainment, Parallax Software, and other video game superstars in the making. As a developer, Apogee would innovate and inspire in equal measure, creating treasured characters and franchises like Duke Nukem, Shadow Warrior, and Prey en route to earning over a billion dollars in commercial revenue.
The new Apogee Entertainment, with founder Scott Miller and longtime partner Terry Nagy at the helm, will empower today’s incredibly talented indie developers, paving the way for their global success with innovative ideas, cutting-edge marketing, and the same fearlessness that changed the industry.