Eerie Sci-fi Mystery Lifeless Planet is Getting a Spiritual Successor

By Matt Wales on at

Interstellar exploratory emotion-'em-up Lifeless Planet is getting a spiritual successor, developer Stage 2 Studios has announced. It's called Lifeless Moon and is currently in the early throes of a Kickstarter campaign.

Lifeless Planet saw a lone astronaut, lost on the dusty surface of desolate world, embark on a strange, Twilight Zone-esque journey into the unknown. Lifeless Moon expands its reach somewhat; this time, two astronauts embark on a strange, Twilight Zone-esque journey into the unknown, beginning when they stumble across a familiar town while exploring the surface of the moon.

Lifeless Moon promises to offer a similar experience to its intriguing spiritual predecessor, with "exploration and discovery, complementing the mysterious and psychological themes of the story". There'll be light platforming and puzzling (with more of the latter than was seen in Lifeless Planet apparently), plus VR support for those with futuristic inter-dimensional face-boxes to hand.

Stage 2 Studios—which has grown from a one-man outfit to a three-person team since the first game—is attempting to raise $17,000 to create Lifeless Moon. At present, backers have pledged $2,908 toward that goal, and there are 28 days of the campaign still to go. If all ends well, Lifeless Moon is expected to reach PC, Mac, Linux, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4 sometime next summer.