Hand-drawn sci-fi game Original Journey launches on PC, console versions to follow

Today, indie publisher Another Indie and developer Bonfire Entertainment announced the PC release of Original Journey, a sci-fi game with hand-drawn pencil art. The companies have also announced a Switch version for release later this year, with a PlayStation 4 and Xbox One version to be released early next year.

Taken from Another Indie’s press release:

Take on the role of The Rookie and embark on a journey across a mysterious alien world. Shoot, race, and platform across the planet’s hundreds of floating islands, populated with procedurally generated enemies and loot. When surrounded by seemingly insurmountable enemy hordes, strategically place turrets and unload sci-fi side-arms and other powerful weapons for action-packed tower-defense gameplay.

After completing missions, The Rookie acquires materials to craft and upgrade customizable mech armor and specialized weapons that will bring enemies to their knees.

The fate of the Ato, a space-faring race, is in the hands of its brave young soldiers. The Origin Stone, an infinite source of energy that could revitalize their home world, is the Ato’s only hope. Rumored to be hidden on Planet Shadow by the peaceful but powerful natives, the Ato military invades and conquers in search of salvation. But if they do succeed… what will be the cost?

The game looks gorgeous, with hand-drawn art throughout the whole experience, and the mashup between platforming and shooters seems innovative. Catch up on the trailer above, and stay tuned for more news here on Gaming Trend.

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