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OPUS: Rocket of Whispers

Factsheet

Release date:
February 5, 2018

Platforms:
Windows
Mac

Price:
TBA

Summary

OPUS: Rocket of Whispers is a single-player third-person adventure set in the snowy post-apocalyptic wilderness of an unknown world, far in the future. Players will play as the last survivors of a nation that has an ancient tradition of cosmic worship, and belief that by launching space burials, those who've deceased will be able to return and rest among the stars. Throughout the game players will travel the snow covered landscape, scavenging for rocket parts and remnants of the past, so they may help the last surviving witch - religious figures who conduct the rituals of space burials - to launch one final burial. The game explores themes of purpose, pursuit and loneliness.

 

Story

In an age of cosmic worship, far in the future, those who pass away are launched into deep space so they may return to the stars. OPUS: Rocket of Whispers takes place after an apocalyptic plague, where two survivors are left to mourn. With little left but some hope for closure, and promises to put the lost souls to rest, they set out to launch one final space burial.

Features

Space Burial

Fulfill the final wishes of the dead, and return them to their cosmic homeland. Explore and uncover the deep buried truth behind space burials.

Explore

Travel through a post-apocalyptic winter filled with ruins and remnants of a once prosperous land. Explore the unknown for antiques and artifacts, and find out about their past.

Adventure

Guide a man on an enthralling adventure through the snowy wilderness. Overcome incidents and encounters as you scavenge for rocket parts to help the young witch launch the space burial.

Story Rich

An emotionally-driven and heartwarming adventure written by IMGA nominated writer of OPUS: The Day We Found Earth. Explore an atmospheric world full of mysteries and rich narration.

Art

Over 100 items to explore and collect, each with their own story and meticulously designed, including rocket material backed by careful research on rocket science.

Sound

Over 70 beautiful original soundtracks composed and recorded by indiePlay nominated composer Triodust.

Beautiful atmospheric soundscapes designed to immerse you in the snowy wilderness.

Relax

For those who haven’t enjoyed a good story on a quiet night in a long time.

 
 

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OPUS: The Day We Found Earth

Factsheet

Release date:
Nov 30, 2017|Switch
Apr  22, 2016|PC

Platforms:
Switch
Windows
Mac

Price:
$5.00|Switch
$8.99|PC

Summary

OPUS: The Day We Found Earth is a stargazing experience handcrafted for people who enjoy story driven games and arguing about Pluto. After eons of spreading across the cosmos, humanity has lost its way back. Peer into a forgotten galaxy through the lens of a deep space telescope, and help the childlike robot Emeth carry on his creator's will of finding our long lost home, as he realizes a greater purpose inside his tiny mechanical heart.

Development

The concept of OPUS was originally pitched as a meditative stargazing experience. Presented by Brian Lee as a break away from the twitchy arcade games that SIGONO (originally Team Signal) has become somewhat known for. Throughout early development, the game became increasingly story-driven to provide context for the emotional experience that we were trying to create. Through countless revisions and research across many different subjects, the story and mechanics eventually took shape in its current form, and everything else naturally fell into place. Since launch, OPUS' unconventional storytelling and gameplay has received strong emotional feedback from players, and numerous recognitions.

 

Features

Explore

Sail through a boundless sky full of secrets and beauty, meticulously crafted for hours of exploration.

Story

Experience a story of purpose, pursuit and loneliness. Professionally translated for multiple languages.

Music

Enjoy a full soundtrack of original music from composer Triodust, woven deeply into every corner of the game.

Selected Articles

Opus has a lot of charm.
Gita Jackson, Kotaku

Though small in size this game is powerful in the emotion of the story it's telling so you may want to be sure there is a tissue nearby
- Lori.h, Jay is games

OPUS is a game about lighthearted space exploration and stargazing that fits this purview to a T.
- Joe Donnelly, Rock Paper Shotgun

I resonated with it (OPUS) on a spiritual level.
- Heather Johnson, OPNoobs