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Indie Flying Exploration Game InnerSpace Landing Next Month

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PolyKnight Games has announced a release date for their debut game, InnerSpace. The exploration flying game is scheduled to release on January 16, 2018 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC (Windows, Mac, Linux). It has an MSRP of $19.99.

InnerSpace features a series of hollowed planets where gravity works in reverse – it pulls outward instead of inward. Your goal is to explore all the nooks and crannies, finding ancient relics of the old world and avoiding, or engaging, gigantic monstrosities. It was built as a player-driven experience without quest markers, prioritizing exploring the water color art style with a lovely electronic soundtrack.

I played InnerSpace at PAX South last year and it was a nice, chill experience as I soared through beautiful worlds. There were also vast oceans, and the spaceship could transform into a submarine to explore them.

InnerSpace originally funded via Kickstarter in December 2014. Over 800 backers helped the campaign sneak past its funding goal of $25,000. PolyKnight Games formed from a group of college friends from The University of Texas at Dallas.

PolyKnight games partnered with publisher Aspyr Media earlier this year to help support marketing, testing, and other resources. The game has since soared past 2016 and 2017 release dates as the scope has expanded, as well as coming to consoles, and especially the Nintendo Switch.

InnerSpace will take flight on January 16, 2018 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC.

 

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Grab Grim Fandango Free During the GOG Winter Sale

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The annual GOG Winter Sale kicked off this week. The Sale features over 500 PC games up to 90% off. The sale ends December 26.

Unlike the Steam sales, GOG still has a few fun promotions with their sales. The first is a free game, Grim Fandago Remastered. The catch is that you need to claim it before December 14 at 6 am Pacific/9 am Eastern. Grim Fandango Remastered launched in 2015 with improved textures, models, orchestral score, and director’s commentary. The original Grim Fandango released in 1998 as a late-era entry of the Golden Age of LucasArts adventure games.

Notable deals:

  • Cuphead $16.99 (15% off)
  • Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice $22.49 (25% off)
  • What Remains of Edith Finch $15.99 (20% off)
  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – Game of the Year Edition $19.99 (60% off)
  • Tyranny – Commander Edition $17.99 (60% off)
  • Stardew Valley $9.99 (33% off)
  • Torment: Tides of Numenera $22.99 (50% off)
  • Grim Dawn $7.49 (70% off)
  • Darkest Dungeon $9.99 (60% off)

GOG is also offering Mystery Games in the form of $3 ‘stars.’ Each star contains a game that you don’t own, and stars are priced less than the sale price of games. You have no control over what game you actually receive, making it a quasi-loot box system.

GOG first introduced this mystery game feature during their Piñata Madness sale in August. I bought three of the Piñatas and got one decent game (A Wolf Among Us).

Every purchase you make during the Winter Sale, whether it’s games on sale, mystery stars, or card packs in GWENT goes toward unlocking more free games. Spending $15 during the sale nets you Hard West, while you’ll have to spend $40 to get Master of Orion for free. Hard West is a decent but flawed XCOM-like tactical strategy game set in a dark alt-Western world. Master of Orion is the 2016 remake of the classic space strategy series, but was met with mixed reception.

The GOG Winter Sale ends December 26.