Back in April the Steam community gave the thumbs up for Abyss Gameworks action/adventure title Tartarus. Abyss Gameworks says that the gameplay will remind many of the days when a pen and paper were required to complete a classic puzzle. So to spice things up in anticipation for the game’s release date in November, the developer released a trailer.
On the space mining ship TARTARUS, you (the Player) take the roll of Cooper, the ships cook who awakens on the floor of the galley with no idea what has happened. The ship’s security protocol has been engaged, locking the doors and turning TARTARUS into a flying prison. As the sirens wail and the emergency lights flash, the powerless ship drifts closer to falling out of orbit and crashing to the surface of Neptune.
The only person Cooper can reach on the intercom is Andrews, the ship’s system engineer. With Andrews trapped himself, it falls to Cooper, a man with no training in the old ship’s rudimentary terminal systems, to save the MRS TARTARUS and her crew. In addition to the navigating the computer systems, Cooper will also have to deal with mechanical problems as pipes burst and the ship’s engines are pushed beyond their breaking points. Can Cooper (You), with only the voice of Andrews as aid, bring the ship back online and save TARTARUS? Or will the entire crew be lost in space, 2.7 billion miles from home?
With the unique game mechanics, retro-futuristic style, and command-line terminal system, TARTARUS looks to bring you a different kind of gaming experience. Tartarus has been developed using Unreal Engine 4 and will launch on Tuesday, November 21, 2017, 07:00pm(PT) for PC. For more information on the game, you can visit its Steam page.