Orphan launches on Steam

It’s time to go it alone.

The dark, post-apocalyptic platformer Orphan has launched on Steam and GOG. Successfully backed on Kickstarter in 2015, the game has since been hotly anticipated.

It’s story follows the plight of an orphaned boy, presumably the sole survivor of an overnight alien invasion. As the young boy players must sneak across the countryside through open fields and dense forests, over dangerous mountains and through lush valleys. Duck behind rocks and trees, but avoid the army of machines, designed to destroy all life. It will be up to you to overpower the machines, learning their weaknesses and how to use their own weapons against them.

The game is a classically-styled 2D action platformer with an emphasis on stealth, item discovery and strategic combat. But as the game progresses, the player will become more powerful and gameplay will become more action oriented. Drawing inspiration from the classic 2D games of gaming’s golden era, focusing on immersive gameplay, interesting visuals and atmosphere. It attempts to channel classics like Another World, Blackthorne and Oddworld: Abe’s Oddysey, with a touch of Journey to Silius thrown into the mix.

If you want to save the planet in this Limbo-esque game, check out Orphan’s Steam page.

Associate Editor

Kate has been gaming since she could control a mouse. In addition to having a penchant for indie games, Kate had a World of Warcraft account when she was far too young, and has a weakness for any game with ‘RPG’ in the description.

Kate Fanthorpe

Associate Editor Kate has been gaming since she could control a mouse. In addition to having a penchant for indie games, Kate had a World of Warcraft account when she was far too young, and has a weakness for any game with ‘RPG’ in the description.