It's the journey, not the destination
In the latest Between Horizons devlog video, the developers dive into the inner workings of the sci-fi detective adventure, explaining that its semi open world and branching narratives allow for players to determine their own destiny upon the ship, and think about every action and consequent reaction. Underneath the game’s compelling and plausible sci-fi plot lies a number of thought-provoking problems inviting players to weigh intergenerational responsibility against personal freedom.
Journey through the stars as Assemble Entertainment and developer DigiTales Interactive reveal today their 2.5D pixel art sci-fi adventure, Between Horizons. Announced exclusively during the MIX NEXT publisher showcase, Between Horizons’ reveal was accompanied by a developer commentary from the creators, known for their work on Lacuna.
Arriving on Switch in Q4 2023, Between Horizons challenges players to uncover the mysteries of their ship, the Zephyr, but with a catch: there’s only one shot to get it right. Explore the ship’s unique areas, get to know its inhabitants, and find clues that establish story connections until the full picture reveals itself — or not.
From the creators of critically acclaimed sci-fi noir Lacuna, Between Horizons is set aboard the Zephyr, humanity’s first-generation ship en route to a distant, mysterious star. Players assume the role of Stella, born on the ship 24 years ago and recent inheritor of her father’s post as Chief of Security. Dive into the mystery and uncover the conspiracy that threatens to disrupt the Zephyr’s social order and work to foil the mission.
Between Horizons is a modern 2.5D pixel art adventure that brings a branching narrative into a semi-open world. The developers at DigiTales proudly maintained the tight pacing of Lacuna, which translates into a meaningful, space-faring story laced with thought-provoking dilemmas and rich sci-fi themes. Players will need to reevaluate their moral compasses and make increasingly tough decisions as the situation aboard the ship spirals out of control. After all, those alive today won’t be around to see the end of the mission, so the new Chief of Security must shape the future.