Stanislaw Lem, according to veterans of ‘The Witcher 3’ and ‘Cyberpunk 2077’: this is the sci-fi thriller ‘The Invincible’
Since 2020, this future game produced by Starward Industries, a company formed by veterans who worked on CD Projekt Red on hits such as ‘The Witcher 3’ and ‘Cyberpunk 2077’, has been announced. The interesting thing is that ‘The Invincible’ is based on ‘The Invincible’, a book by the historic Polish science fiction author Stanislaw Lem, creator of key pieces of the genre like ‘Solaris’.
The original work, which was recently published in Spanish by Impedimenta, tells how The Invincible ship sets out in search of a twin capsule, The Condor, crashed on the planet Regis III, ruled by a legion of nanobots that affect the human brain. As the crew of the Invincible begin to lose touch with reality, the mission will become a questioning of the conquering intentions of the species.
Retrofuturism on an inhospitable planet
At the moment the trailer doesn’t reveal much about the gameplay mechanics, just an alien scene and a tiny unresolved confrontation. The aesthetics of places and gadgets are absolutely delightful, with a retro touch as unreal as it is charming, and it shows that the team will have invested a lot of time and work in the production design.
The game will take place in the first person, and in a non-linear way. There are no confirmed formats, but the trailer predicts PC and consoles for an undetermined date of 2022. What it does have is a page on Steam, so we can start reserving this title that, if successful, could open an interesting niche in the market for adaptations of one of the most personal and influential writers in genre literature .