A trailer released this week for Affordable Space Adventures teases an atmospheric stealth puzzle game headed to the Wii U with the budget conscious space traveler in mind. Affordable Space Adventures puts players in the cockpit of Uexplore’s Small Craft, whose “intuitive and simple Heads Down Display technology offers all the functionality and flexibility of the Heads Up Displays installed in more expensive space ships, but at a fraction of the price,” according to the developer.
Space travel isn’t cheap, but that doesn’t mean you need fancy things like radar-based vision or mechanical reliability to have a proper adventure! Affordable Space Adventures, an upcoming collaboration from Knytt Underground creator Nicklas “Nifflas” Nygren andSpin the Bottle developer KnapNok Games, seems keen on proving this. The Wii U eShop venture is planned to launch in the Fall of this year. Players will serve as pilots of Affordable Space Adventure‘s Small Crafts, navigating their ship through stealth-based puzzles in a dark, cavernous environment by using a lone spotlight. Multiple difficulties will be selectable, and if players are inclined to recruit a co-pilot to help control the ship, they’ll be able to do so. In an interview with IndieGames, Nifflas notes that cooperating in local multiplayer requires “both players to be coordinated and agree what to do and how,” which is surely easier said than done.