Frontier Foundry, the games label of Frontier Developments plc, 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 takes us deep into their creative process for building an ambitious sequel to 2019’s Deliver Us The Moon.
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‘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 becomes increasingly more complex as the story progresses.
Mars isn't just dusty plains.
You'll need to have your wits about you as you explore the extreme environments of the Red Planet, including icy caverns. pic.twitter.com/m6AnOSrndN
— Deliver Us Mars (@DeliverUsMars) May 3, 2022
Deliver Us Mars is set in the 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 colonization ships known as the ARKs from the shadowy organization known as Outward, in order to revitalize 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 reveals 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.
Venture to the Red Planet in Deliver Us Mars, a new cinematic adventure from the developers of Deliver Us The Moon. Learn how the devs are capturing their astronaut dreams: https://t.co/aSz5XO0xpL pic.twitter.com/D4NhjdWgVn
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