Higher Eclectic Ground recently announced that Black Lodge Games’ Daath Origins is available now on Steam through Early Access. In addition to the release, a collector’s edition has been announced.
Following humanity’s fall to Draconian rule circa 2114 C.E., the Kanikulæ race of aliens took up the onus of crafting an Earth-life sustaining starship, naming it the Matronæ Otroci Mortales (M.O.M) and providing for it a near-perpetual energy source that allowed a million human souls to escape totalitarian rule and forge a path of their own among the stars.
Daath Origins takes place a whole millennium later; when a routine investigation into an energy build-up on an artificial planet leads to the obliteration of Senior Bridge staff and over a thousand unwary heads, players find themselves promoted to the ranks of Captain of the starship, now U.S.S. Verum.
What ensues is a dark, brooding, open world tale that will have players exploring the deepest reaches of a 36-sector galaxy, 500 handcrafted planets, over 75 playable quests and strange encounters with spatial anomalies, black holes, criminals and perhaps, enforcers of the Draconian rule themselves.
The game was created singlehandedly by LLC and founder of Black Lodge Games, Jeff Quindlen. As the game is in Early Access, he has said that he is receptive to feedback during this period.
‘I am open to feedback during Early Access, which may resulting in adding, tweaking, or otherwise altering features or gameplay. It would be irresponsible to release this game in this state without a fully implemented beta period, and so Early Access seems like the perfect way to allow players to experience the content early, while allowing me to collect the necessary feedback I need to refine the release candidate.’
Daath Origins looks like an ambitious RPG (especially with a one-man team dealing with development), so we’re excited to see where Quindlen takes this after the initial Steam release. Stay tuned for more news here on Gaming Trend.
Correction (9/27/17): We had originally stated that the game would be released onto consoles at a specified date. Higher Eclectic Games has stated that there are no current plans for a console release as of yet. We apologize for any confusion this has caused.