Exbleative’s Exo One has received a five-minute gameplay video featuring developer commentary.
The video portrays a little red ball, Exo One, in the beginning moments of the game’s tutorial as Exo One explores a tempestuous planet of hilly terrain. Relying on gathered momentum to propel the red sphere forward, Exo One gyrates rapidly, using its speed and momentum to ramp off hills and increase its speed when rolling downward. Momentum is key to exploration in Exo One, and Jay Weston’s—Exbleative’s main developer behind the game—commentary reinforces that point. Watch the full gameplay and commentary video below.
Exo One is a “surreal exoplanetary exploration game. Pilot an alien craft that can manipulate gravity on mankind’s ill-fated First Contact mission.” The game is currently being funded on Kickstarter, with a goal of AU$ 35,000. The funding campaign is running until May 30, 2017 at 10:30PM EDT. The game’s mechanics are inspired by titles such as Tiny Wings (iOS), Journey (PS3), and Tribes Ascend (PC).
The game’s story is told partly through the player’s encounters with certain alien and human remnants on different exoplanets, and partly through a future-historian who delivers commentary throughout the game. Players will take control of a spherical alien craft (Exo One) and use the technology to discover alien structures and find out to where those structures lead.
Exo One is being developed exclusively for Microsoft Windows at this time. No release date has been announced.