Longterm Games has announced its first games – Space Tail: Every Journey Leads Home, a space story about self-discovery and understanding the world around it. In this 2.5D platform game, we’ll witness the story of a dog named Bea who was sent into space and met more or less a friendly creature there, an epic adventure with the players.
For those who admire the stories of games like Ori and the Blind Forest, Inside, Limbo and Journey, Space Tail’s story is inspired by real events where people are trying to conquer space, or rather, just getting started. Before humans explored space on their own, many animals paved the way for the stars – they were the first to see up close what many humans faced years later. Unfortunately, most of them didn’t survive this trip… except bea.
The gameplay in Space Tail: Every Journey Leads Home is based on three mechanics: senses, relationships and companions.
Bea’s not a super dog. To be any superhuman or, more precisely: no super dog powers. Just like other dogs, he can only rely on his senses: smell, vision and hearing. These are the main elements of the mechanics called “detective mode”, which will help them achieve their goals and protect them from danger. In an unknown environment, he can only rely on his own senses and instincts.
Relationships – Bea will meet many extraterrestrial creatures during her journey. Some will be friendly, others will see Bea as a danger. Players can interact with creatures and communicate through a dialogue system based on dog behavior to form bonds, find common language, and help each other. But you must be very careful, because every action will have consequences.
Comrades – Travelling in different worlds, Bea will befriend two beings: Comet Rose and robot 8088Y. These comrades will accompany him throughout almost the entire game; they will help him solve puzzles and save him from adversity, and eventually they will affect the end of the game. Each comrade will have unique abilities that players must use during the most difficult moment of the game.
The game will be released to Steam and Nintendo Switch this fall, then to the current and latest generation consoles.
The game’s Steam page is over there.