Brighton/San Francisco, March 06th, 2012 – During the Cold War, billions of Dollars and Rubles were pumped into numerous space missions, achieving extraordinary science milestones, and climaxing in the success of multiple moon missions. But was that really as far as mankind could reach? What if someone secretly and successfully sent a manned mission to a distant world? What if the Soviet Union achieved much more than we have been lead to believe?
Lifeless Planet is a new 3D PC action adventure, independently developed by David Board and Alaska-based Stage 2 Studios and to be published world-wide by Lace Mamba Global in Q4 2012. The game puts players in the moon-boots of a volunteer astronaut on a one-way mission to a life-bearing planet far outside our solar system. But after a rough landing, the promise of a new Earth soon fades with the discovery that the planet he was to explore is now barren and inhospitable.
Alone in this wasteland, his fellow astronauts missing and his oxygen tank leaking, the astronaut's situation turns desperate. He begins to explore the planet for his missing crew members...only to discover a deeper mystery: an abandoned Soviet-era laboratory. Was his mission a hoax? Is this really an extra-solar planet or has he been shuttled to a lonely region of Siberia as part of a deceptive propaganda stunt?
Soon his quest for answers becomes a fight for survival as he learns this land is not as lifeless as it first appeared... when a mysterious young woman saves him from a strange and deadly phenomenon. Is she a hallucination? Is she really an ally? And is this all just a grand lie, or did he uncover a Cold War secret...twenty light-years from Earth?
Lifeless Planet began as a pure indie development, funded by an overwhelmingly successful Kickstarter crowd-funding campaign. Lace Mamba Global signed the publishing rights for this exciting project, to support realizing a global digital and retail release in Q4 2012.
More details on Lifeless Planet will be announced soon. www.lifelessplanet.com