Space, the final frontier. A vast and cold vacuum designed to murder your face in the most horrible way possible (your blood will literally boil look it up) and also home to countless planets that probably harbour new forms of life on the surface. When a film takes that idea and puts its own spin on it, it usually results in all manner of terror being uncovered.
I mean, just look at Prometheus, a movie about very smart people doing very stupid things. Like attempting to pet a Vagina-snake:
Who says space exploration has to be horrible though? What if you could set foot on other planets and not have your various orifices invaded by parasitic nightmare fuel genitalia that had evolved to breed through the most gruesome manner possible? That’s the idea for Journey to the Savage Planet, which looks like a combination of 2001: A Space Odyssey and a tour of Willy Wonka’s factory he produced extra-terrestrial life instead of focusing on murdering children through ironic punishment:
Journey to the Savage Planet is an aspirational and upbeat first-person adventure and exploration game set in a bright and colourful alien world filled with weird and wonderful creatures. As an employee of Kindred Aerospace, which proudly touts its rating as the “4th Best Interstellar Exploration Company,” players are dropped onto the uncharted planet AR-Y 26, deep in a fictitious, far-away corner of the universe.
Launched with high hopes but little equipment and no real plan, players are invited to explore, catalogue alien flora and fauna and determine if this strange planet is fit for human habitation.
That…kind of looks fun! Journey to the Savage Planet looks like a throwback to when science fiction had a more positive spin on space exploration, bringing back some positivity to a genre that is a little too overcrowded with bad vibes currently. “As a studio we have a deep love of Golden Age science fiction, but it feels like some of the positivity and sense of adventure has been lost in recent years,” creative director and Typhoon Studios co-founder Alex Hutchinson said in a press release.
There are too many dystopias for my tastes, so we wanted Journey to the Savage Planet to give space exploration its sense of adventure back in homage to those early sci fantasies and add a comedic twist. This teaser is just a small taste of what we’ve been working on; we can’t wait to show off more in the coming months.
Journey to the Savage Planet will drop out of orbit some time in 2020 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and the Epic Games store for PC.
Last Updated: March 27, 2019