Extrasolar Launches February 18th

February 12, 2014 | By | Add a Comment

Lazy 8 Studios today announced the imminent release of Extrasolar, their browser based planetary exploration experience.

Extrasolar puts you at the heart of a sci-fi thriller as you explore an alien planet one unique, beautiful photo at a time. After four years in development, this groundbreaking interactive experience will open its doors to the world on February 18, 2014.



It’s hard to describe Extrasolar as a game so much as an interactive experience. As a participant, you’ll be exploring dramatic alien landscapes, investigating scientific mysteries, and interacting with real characters as they work to uncover the true motives of the eXoplanetary Research Institute (XRI), a private space agency with a questionable past.

On its surface, Extrasolar looks like a legitimate scientific expedition. When you apply, you’re promised a chance to control one of the many rovers that the private space agency XRI has put down on the surface of an alien world. But before long, the story back on Earth becomes just as compelling as the startling discoveries on the planet as you find yourself wrapped up at the center of a conspiracy, not sure whom to trust.



Unlike most games, Extrasolar is experienced at the pace that might be expected if you were driving a rover on Mars for NASA. As Lazy 8 Studios founder Rob Jagnow explains,

We wanted to create a rich experience that fits into our busy schedules. Most of our rover drivers check in for just a few minutes, a couple times a day. It takes most players about a month to play through the first season – a satisfying story arc with no shortage of surprises.

Players experience Extrasolar through a variety of channels – websites, video messages, email, voicemail, gorgeous photos of an alien landscape, PDF files and more. The result is a story that’s woven into the familiar digital media of our everyday lives, blurring the line between fantasy and reality.

To learn more about Extrasolar, visit the game information site.

Visit the Extrasolar web site.


Category: ARG, Browser, Exploration, Sci-fi, Space

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