RocketWerkz has released an epic twenty-minute long documentary-style short film “Icarus: Fatal Sky,” blending live-action and game footage to welcome players to the universe of its sci-fi survival game Icarus.
Icarus launches on Steam this Friday, December 3rd at 2 pm PST or 10 pm UTC.
Developed by DayZ creator Dean Hall’s studio RocketWerkz, Icarus takes a session-based approach to survival games. Players take limited-time drops onto a terraform-damaged planet in search of rare exotic matter, which fuels advanced tech, as they progress through the game’s gritty sci-fi universe.
Shot in a tense documentary style with live actors, “Icarus: Fatal Sky” tells the story of a prospecting team that didn’t make it back. When an ill-fated First Cohort expedition saw most of a team killed by an ‘unexpected’ Force 12 storm, a scandal erupted with consequences and conspiracy claims back home on Earth. The team’s search for exotic matter pushed them to their limits as they surveyed Icarus’ terraformed surface, but who was ultimately to blame? “Fatal Sky” unpicks the stories, science, and counter-claims surrounding this tragedy, revealing new truths about an event that shook the world.