Science-fiction base-building survival game The Alters will launch for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series, and PC via Steam, Epic Games Store, and GOG in 2024, developer 11 bit studios announced. The console versions are newly announced.
The studio also released a new trailer and screenshots, which offers a first look at gameplay and introduces the protagonist Jan—a simple worker stranded alone on a distant planet—and their many alternate versions, each with their own varied life paths, making them similar yet different at the same time. Building relationships amongst the Jans will be crucial to their collective survival.
Here are some more details, via 11 bit studios:
Forged in the spirit of meaningful entertainment, The Alters is a base-building survival game driven by life-defining choices and exploring the diverse paths one could take. The inhospitable planet where Jan crash-landed is turning toward a massive sun, causing radiation levels to soar; in this desperate race against time, Jan must harness local Rapidium crystals to create his many versions: the “Alters.”
Set within an ever-moving mobile base, both teamwork and building a wide range of expertise are indispensable for survival. By selecting diverging paths for the other Jans during the alteration process, they acquire distinct skill sets. They become invaluable, not only for maintaining the base, but also for tasks like cooking, crafting tools for surface exploration, and gathering essential resources.
However, the Alters are more than mere resources. They are sentient beings with their own emotions, problems, goals, and sometimes, existential doubts about their purpose. Despite their differences, their collective goal is to escape, echoing Jan’s determination to survive: I’ll just do it all by myselves.
Watch the trailer below. View the screenshots at the gallery.
All By Myselves Trailer