Copenhagen, Denmark – June 10th 2015
KnapNok Games and Nifflas' Games, the developers of the critically acclaimed Affordable Space Adventures for Wii U, are announcing the release of the free Origin Story content update and a temporary discount to celebrate the launch on November 12th 2015.
Origin Story is a set of 5 brand-new levels of Affordable Space Adventures that take players through the hardest areas of the game so far. These unique stages have been designed not only to put players' skills to the test, but also to get them to think outside the box and make use of all the Small Craft systems in new ways.
This new chapter, available at any moment from the difficulty select screen, is recommended only for those that have already completed the main story and are looking for a new series of puzzling challenges. “We had lots of level ideas that were too difficult to implement as part of the main story”, explains Affordable Space Adventures’ game director Nicklas Nygren. “Origin Story is our way of introducing some of these concepts to those who have already finished the game.”
To celebrate the release of the new update, the developers will be launching a special sale of Affordable Space Adventures on the Nintendo eShop. The sale will drop the price of the game by 20% for 2 weeks starting November 12th 2015 in Europe and Australia, the same day the Origin Story update launches for Wii U™ consoles. America will get both the update and the sale soon after.
The update, which is a remaster of the game rather than a patch, also brings with it several fixes and improvements based upon players' feedback via social media and the Affordable Space Adventures Miiverse™ community.
"We'd like to reward fans of Affordable Space Adventures with additional content for free”, states KnapNok Games’ CEO Dajana Dimovska. “We heard a lot of people asking for more levels, so our hope is that this update will keep the game alive for them. Likewise, we expect new players to pick up the game after this update and enjoy taking it for a spin."
Since its release in April 9th, Affordable Space Adventures has been receiving great reviews and recommendations from both the media and customers alike. The highest praised feature is the game's use of the Wii U GamePad, transforming it into the cockpit of a spaceship and giving players absolute control over the ship's systems. This allows for the game to be played not only in single player mode, but also as a co-op experience, with players taking over different roles as Pilot, Engineer and Science Officer of the spaceship and requiring good communication between them.
The game has players taking control over the Small Craft, a cheap but functional spaceship provided by the Uexplore corporation, as they crash-land on an alien planet. As the game progresses, the spaceship gains new functions, progressively introducing players to new ways of solving the puzzles they encounter as they find their way out of the planet.
The game currently holds a score of 81 in Metacritic.