Minsan announced today that Next Earth: The Journey TrilogyTM its real-time puzzle arcade adventure will launch in Q3 2020 on PC (beta in August 2020). Set in the near future, the Earth is being evacuated to escape the threat of the Octians against which humanity are defenceless.
Players control the evacuation ships, using time and space to run away from the Alien threat. With the onslaught of relentless waves of Octians the player must use their strategy, reflexes and speed to win the day.
They use the new hyperdrive technology to slow down or speed up space, collect enough fuel cells to open the hyper gate to move out all of your ships to safety before you run out of time. Action tiles such as hints and extra time, or special tiles such as teleports and conveyor belts are there to help turn the tide.
“̶W̴e̵ ̶i̸n̵v̶i̸t̷e̶ ̶y̴o̷u̵ ̸t̸o̶ ̸e̶n̴l̵i̷s̶t̵ ̶n̶o̷w̴ ̷a̶n̴d̸ ̷b̸e̶ ̴p̸a̶r̵t̵ ̸o̶f̷ ̶t̵h̷e̷ ̴s̵t̵o̵r̸y̸ ̵a̸s̶ ̸w̶e̶ ̸f̷i̶n̷d̷ ̷a̴ ̷n̵e̷w̵ ̴h̸o̴m̵e̸ ̸f̸o̶r̵ ̷h̵u̴m̴a̵n̸i̴t̵y̷ ̵a̸w̴a̸y̸ ̵f̴r̶o̷m̸ ̷t̴h̵e̷ ̷t̷h̶r̸e̵a̴t̶ ̷o̷f̶ ̵t̶h̴e̵ ̴O̴c̶t̴i̵a̶n̵s̷”̵ ̴e̸n̶t̵h̴u̷s̷e̷d̶ ̸C̸h̵r̴i̶s̶ ̷W̴i̴s̸e̶m̸a̵n̵,̷ ̵F̵o̷u̸n̷d̵e̷r̵ ̸o̷f̵ ̸M̴i̴n̷s̵a̴n̴.̷
Feature highlights include:
- Real time puzzle action adventure mechanic – Switch between ships and manipulate your environment – slow down it or speed it up! Solve each puzzle against the clock. Feel the pressure in real time as you are challenged to think on your toes in this action adventure all happening at 60FPS.
- Differentiated graphics and sound – Experience a unique mix of photography, vector, pixel art and compositing, with graphics that bring the feeling of space to life with a vivid colour scheme. Combined with 80’s style music and typography design, it feels contemporary, yet retro.
- Story & dialogue driven – Learn and connect with six characters as they leave Earth on a journey to find a new home. The story and dialogue is brought to life through character introductions, interludes, memories, tutorials and through game hints.