Developer KeokeN Interactive and publisher Frontier Foundry released the first developer diary for their upcoming cinematic narrative-driven adventure game and sequel to 2019’s Deliver Us The Moon Deliver Us Mars. The first episode, titled ‘Journey to the Red Planet,’ gives players an early overview of the game’s story and an insight into the creative process for building the upcoming game. Deliver Us Mars will be released for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC via Steam and Epic Games Store. However, a release date has yet to be announced.
An overview of the Developer diary via Frontier Foundry can be seen below:
“Journey to the Red Planet” takes us behind-the-scenes on the narrative design of Deliver Us Mars, diving into the environmental themes that define the game’s setting, the personal stakes of the story and the painstaking effort made by the team to create an authentic-feeling astronaut experience. Players will also get a very early glimpse at the all-new traversal system and puzzle mechanics coming to the game, which become increasingly more complex as the story progresses.
Deliver Us Mars is set in a future where Earth has been ravaged by climate change, and world-altering floods are a part of our everyday lives. In the game, which is set 10 years after Deliver Us The Moon, players join a group of astronauts on a high-stakes mission to ensure humanity’s future. Their goal is to retrieve the enormous colonization ships known as the ARKs from the shadowy organization known as Outward, in order to revitalize planet Earth before it’s too late. Along the way, they’ll uncover the truth behind what happened to Outward’s missing colony.
This developer diary reveals that the game will depict the complicated relationship between a father and his daughter. While a full story reveal for Deliver Us Mars will arrive in the coming months, observant fans of Deliver Us The Moon may be able to guess the identity of the protagonist in this sequel based on visual clues in this developer diary.
Unlike Deliver Us The Moon‘s main character, this hero is fully voiced. Her personality, motivations, and history will unfold in her own words as she explores the Martian landscape and the game’s multiple other locations. With motion-captured performances by a talented cast, this sequel represents a huge jump in narrative presentation—enabling the developers at KeokeN Interactive to capture the emotional nuances of the characters and heighten the level of drama players will feel throughout the story.”