InnerSpace for PC, SWITCH and etc. is a unique adventure game by indie studio PolyKnight Games. Originially the game was to be released only on PC, but thanks to the support of the publisher, Aspyr Media, it was also released on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
Plot and mechanics
The gameplay in InnerSpace for PC, SWITCH and etc. focuses on traversing worlds surrounded by water, where the laws of physics are reversed, and the locals live in cities built on the remnants of earlier civilizations. You play as an unnamed cartographer searching for artifacts and discovering previously unknown places to learn the history of this universe.
The game combines free exploration with a narrative, and it was inspired by such productions as Journey, Minecraft or Proteus. You can go wherever you want by a special vehicle, which can travel both in the air and in the water. The levels are not strictly separated, but are a part of a greater environment, which can be interacted with by e.g. using a special kind of energy, allowing you to shoot or change the machine's wings into blades to cut objects (such as electric wires, supplying energy to gates, or seaweeds).
All your actions are connected to the plot, uncovering the history of the worlds and their deities. Each world has its own demi-god keeper, and the encounters with them resemble colossus battles from Shadow of the Colossus. However, these giants are not just some bosses to defeat. The protagonist of InnerSpace can interact with them in many ways, not just in combat.
InnerSpace for PC, SWITCH and etc. features simple but pleasant visuals – clearly inspired by Journey – they’re modest but colorful (mostly red, blue, and orange). The soundtrack is equally minimalist and its calm notes provide for a fitting mood for exploration.
PC / Windows
Minimum: Intel Core i3-4170 3.7 GHz, 8 GB RAM, graphic card 1 GB GeForce GTX 650 / Radeon HD 6850 or better, 5 GB HDD, Windows 7/10