Planet Alpha

Space Is A Wild Place, Even In 2D
by Jacob Geller on Jul 31, 2018 at 01:00 PM
Publisher: Team17
Developer: Planet Alpha ApS
Platform: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, PC

The indie market abounds with atmospheric sidescrollers. Inside was one of our highest-rated games of 2016, titles like The Artful Escape are somewhere on the horizon, and in September we'll get a stylish new sci-fi take on the genre with Planet Alpha.

A new trailer for the game shows the player character, a lanky astronaut, running and jumping away from a variety of of flora, fauna, and robots. Like Inside, it doesn't look like there are ways to directly fight back against enemies. Most of the footage instead involves close escapes and tense stealth against larger-than-life enemies.

Planet Alpha looks gorgeous and varied. It'll be available to explore on all major platforms September 4.

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