We’ve talked a lot about how much we are anticipating the release of ADR1FT. The space survival game comes from Adam Orth’s Three One Zero studio and 505 Games. Originally set for release this month, the game has become an Oculus Rift launch title for 2016. To tide yourself over until next year, you can check out the video below, which shows nine new minutes of gameplay from the upcoming game.
ADR1FT tells the story of a near-future space station, which has suffered a calamity of unknown origin. As the seemingly sole survivor, you set out to figure out what happened, and how you can make it back home. Keeping your oxygen tank full is the major concern, but you also need to make a number of repairs to the station, in order to reestablish contact with Earth, and make your escape.
We spoke with Adam Orth before about the game, which came about int he aftermath of the Microsoft “Deal With It” controversy, which Orth was right at the center of. “I created ADR1FT in the aftermath of my Twitter incident as a way to deal with the devastating effect it had on my life and to turn the negative to positive through creativity and a game experience,” explained Orth. “That experience was incredibly surreal, vicious and toxic. I wasn’t sure if I had the tools to cope with something of that magnitude, but as soon as I started funneling that experience into an idea and eventually a game, it was my path out and I was able to move past the negativity and get on with my life. the game is very personal to me in many ways.”
We played the game at PAX East and came away quite impressed, saying “Lots of game designers talk about how “cinematic” their game is, but Adr1ft was one of the few that truly earned the title.” You can see if we were right when ADR1FT hits PC in early 2016.