Curved Space is a twin-stick shooter which, while inspired by the classics of the genre, brings the typical gameplay to a 3D environment and enriches it with new elements. The game was developed by an independent team Only By Midnight, and its publisher is Maximum Games.
In Curved Space we take on the role of a pilot of a spaceship referred to as an energy reaper. The protagonist receives a task to deal with the invasion of galactic spiders. Although the story presented in the game is not particularly complicated, there is a place for making decisions affecting further events in which the main character will take part. The adventure may lead him both to the surface of asteroids, to a space station or finally to distant galaxies.
In Curved Space the action is shown from a third person perspective (TPP). The game takes place on various arenas and is all about eliminating hordes of enemies. Apart from the "cannon fodder", a number of much more powerful bosses are waiting to be killed. Standard ship equipment can be improved by gaining various power-ups.
The game's title (curved space) refers to the twisted surfaces of arenas, where we fight fierce battles with galactic spiders. Navigating these seemingly complex environments is made easier by the fact that the prevailing gravity pulls both our ship and the bullets we fire to the ground. This allows you to move vertically along walls and fire effectively even when enemies are hiding behind a hill, for example.
Curved Space allows only to play solo. In addition to the story campaign, there's an arena mode (where we can take on over 60 random challenges and post our scores on online leaderboards), a survival mode (where we fend off waves of enemies), and endless gameplay (where we face random challenges and various bonus objectives). This is complemented by daily missions; we only have one chance to complete each of them.
The graphic design of Curved Space does not amaze with details, but its characteristic neon style deserves attention. The pace of the game is enhanced by a fast, synthwave soundtrack; it consists of tracks signed by Scandroid, 3Force and Fury Weekend, among others.
Game mode: single player
Expectations: / 10 based on 1 votes.
PEGI rating Curved Space
Curved Space System requirements
PC / Windows
- Intel Core i5 / AMD Ryzen 5 1400 3.2 GHz
- 4 GB RAM
- graphic card 1 GB GeForce 8800 GT / Radeon HD 2900 XT or better
- 2 GB HDD
- Windows 7(SP1)/8.1/10 64-bit
- Intel Core i7-3770 3.4 GHz / AMD FX-8350 4.0 GHz
- 6 GB RAM
- graphic card 4 GB GeForce GTX 970 / Radeon R9 290 or better
- 2 GB HDD
- Windows 10 64-bit