Icarus is an upcoming survival game from DayZ creator Dean Hall’s Rocketwerkz studio. The sci-fi game is set on the titular planet Icarus, where a plan to terraform a “second Earth” went horribly wrong. Now, an extensive trailer from Rocketwerks takes the form of an in-universe documentary, explaining more about the Icarus project, and what went wrong in the early days of the project.
The trailer mixes live action with game footage–and due to Rocketwerks being headquartered in New Zealand, you’ll hear a few Kiwi accents in its seven-minute runtime. The documentary is titled Icarus: No Rescue, and while the live action segments may not filter through to the actual gameplay, it’s a novel way to introduce the game’s concept.
When players get stuck into Icarus, it’ll play like any other survival game, but with one big difference. Icarus is a session-based survival game, meaning players will be dropped onto the planet for specific missions with variable lengths, sent to gather resources and to stay alive until extraction occurs.
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