First Look: ‘Abducted’, A Stunning New Sci-fi Adventure Game from the Makers of ‘Crow’!


Indie studio Sunside Inc., who caught our attention in a big way with last year’s beautifully crafted action/adventure flight sim Crow (our review), just announced their eagerly anticipated sophomore effort will hit iOS devices this summer. Other than posting the occasional piece of concept art on their Tumblr page, Sunside have been pretty tight-lipped about this ambitious project over the past few months — but we can now reveal it’s a science-fiction adventure game by the name of Abducted, and that, holy heck, it looks absolutely phenomenal!

Powered by a drastically beefed-up iteration of Sunside’s in-house game platform, Radiance™, Abducted will put players in control of an as yet unnamed female protagonist (the titular abductee, I’m guessing) as she struggles to survive – and eventually escape – a mysterious alien planet. According to today’s press release, Abducted will blend together elements of “action, mystery, and horror with a focus on pacing, cinematic storytelling and exploration.”

Here’s what Richard Cowgill, co-founder of Sunside, has to say about the upcoming game:

abducted_screenshot01_Dec2012-1024x576At it’s core, Abducted really is about discovery. We’ve gone to great lengths to add depth to the world and the story, and this is all discoverable through adventure by the player.

It’s incredibly beautiful running on Apple’s mobile platform. We really believe it’s going to be one of the best games for the iPhone and iPad.

ETA: Abducted will be released in 6 episodes, with the first one due out this summer. We’ll be getting to grips with a preview build of the game just as soon as we can, so stay tuned for a hands-on preview in the near future. In the meantime, be sure to check out Sunside’s official site and Facebook page for more details.