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News video games 26 January 2023, 17:12

author: Marcin Przala

Starward Industries Extends Rights to Stanislaw Lem's IP; Release Date Confirmed

Starward Industries has secured another year of exclusive rights to produce games from the universe created by the prominent Polish fantasy writer.

Polish studio Starward Industries has extended the license agreement allowing for the production of games based on the works of Polish sci-fi writer Stanislaw Lem until January 2028.

As reported by [in Polish], the Krakow-based developers have signed a corresponding annex to the agreement with the heir to Lem's works. By doing so, they have secured another 5 years of exclusivity for the creation of video games in the world of The Invincible.

Recall that the studio had originally obtained a license to produce more than one game from the universe in 2018. According to the agreement, Starward Industries also has the right to produce DLCs, paid story expansions, as well as port the game to any hardware platforms, monetize it or produce and sell products related to the game.

The release of The Invincible this year

It is worth noting that the studio is currently in the final stages of work on its first game from the universe. The Invincible, heavily inspired by the science fiction novel of the same name by Stanislaw Lem, will be a first-person adventure game maintained in a retrofuturistic climate.

In June 2022 we learned that 11 bit studios became the publisher of the game.

As announced earlier, the release of the game that has been in development since 2018, is expected to take place later this year, as confirmed by Starward Industries CEO Marek Markuszewski.

"We reiterate this year's release date for The Invincible, resulting from the schedule set under the publishing agreement with 11 bit studios, as well as a simultaneous launch on PC and current-gen consoles (PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series S|X) in 2023."

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