Publisher Unity Games and developer N-Fusion Interactive announce Space Noir
a space combat title that's coming to Windows via Steam as well as tablets this
summer. They call this "'Deus Ex: The Fall’ meets ‘Air Mail'," blending elements
of two of N-Fusion's most recent projects that is intended as "a love letter to
fans of classic, narrative driven space combat games." Here's
a debut trailer
, and here's word:
In Space Noir, players take on the role
of bounty hunter Hal Markham as he explores space, fights in white-knuckle
combat both on- and off-world and captures intergalactic renegades with the help
of his only companion, his ship's AI - Rhonda. Players journey across five
worlds and play through over 35 intense missions, as Hal uncovers a far-reaching
conspiracy and a mysterious person who could control the future of humanity.
“Unity Games is proud to work with N-Fusion to bring the vision of Space Noir to
life”, said Oren Tversky, VP of Unity Games. “The studio has a strong
development pedigree, an impeccable eye for detail and a great overall sense of
what players look for in a game. We know that Space Noir is no exception and
look forward to bringing it to the core gaming community”.
“We’re delighted to be able to reveal Space Noir to the world” said Jeff Birns,
CEO and owner of N-Fusion Interactive. “The game is a true labor of love for us
and represents not only what we learned on Deus Ex: The Fall and Air Mail, but
also our belief in gamers’ renewed appetite for high quality, core games on PC
Hal Markham, an educated man from a prosperous family, joins the Intergalactic
Planetary Consortium only to discover that, rather than protecting colonies,
he’s enforcing draconian martial law. Hal quits the consortium after a tragic
incident and returns home to find his family dead, his fiance married to a
ruthless politician and his life quickly falling apart. Hal finds work as a
mercenary, traveling throughout the universe to collect bounties and pursue
black market jobs. Space Noir begins in a long-neglected outpost world, as a
deeply hungover Hal is awoken by his ship AI Rhonda only to find himself in the
middle of a pirate attack.
Evoking all time classics for the space combat genre including Wing Commander
and X Wing, Space Noir includes intense ship-to-ship combat, boss battles and
high-octane planetary combat missions, challenging players reaction times and
piloting skills. Players can customize their ship with upgradeable weapons,
defenses, unlockable special maneuvers and cosmetic upgrades to traverse the
galaxy within an intensely dark storyline.
Combining a deep storyline of intergalactic intrigue and fast-action combat,
Space Noir will keeps fans of adventure and action glued to their seats when it
releases in summer 2014 on Windows PC and tablet.