SA-developed STASIS gets a launch trailer

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I’m so excited: in amongst all the incredible gaming news coming out of GamesCom right now, as well as in general – there are SO MANY GAMES to look forward to that I will need months of leave to play everything coming out later this year – a launch trailer for STASIS, a South African-developed adventure game I backed on Kickstarter, has been released.

And it’s looking pretty good, too, thanks to some creepy audio to go along with its rather disturbing visuals that introduce the game’s central concept quite nicely, that of awakening on a supposedly-derelict mining spaceship that’s actually been repurposed for a more sinister function.

Check it out:

In case you don’t know, in STASIS you’ll play as John Maracheck, a mysterious man who is wandering around the Groomlake, in pain and looking for his wife and child as the ship plunges ever-closer towards Neptune’s surface.

He’ll discover more about the ship’s dark purpose as he searches, and face all kinds of dangers that can, and will, end his life in graphic ways, as was the case with the adventure games of the 90s from which STASIS draws part of its inspiration.

The game looks pretty amazing considering it’s mostly the work of just one man, and I for one can’t wait to get my hands on it when it launches.

STASIS is out on the 31st of August on and Steam, for PC only and costs $19.99.

Deon du Plessis

Deon du Plessis

Deon got his first taste of PC gaming at the tender age of 11 when his father bought an 8088 XT, ostensibly to "help him with his homework". Instead, it introduced him to Leisure Suit Larry, King Graham, Sonny Bonds and many more, and Deon has been a PC gamer and hardware enthusiast ever since. He landed his first professional writing gig in 2006 at a prestigious local PC magazine, a very happy happenstance as he got to write for a living about things he loves - tech, PCs, gaming, and everything in between. He's been writing about it all ever since, and loves every minute of it.