June 25, 2014 7:40 PM | Lena LeRay
Studio MONO is working on a dieselpunk RPG set on a massive, semi-abandoned space station floating across the stars when humanity is on the brink of extinction. It's called InSomnia, and although it will be rendered in full 3D, it was inspired in part by games such as Fallout 2 and Planescape: Torment and by documentaries about WWI and WWII.
Although the space ship looks mostly empty in the gameplay footage shown in the video below, Studio MONO promises a developed history whose ramifications shape the state of society in InSomnia's present. There will be some time travel missions in the game as well, and it sounds like those will allow players to explore history and its outcomes in a more tangible way.
Studio MONO is also promising hand-crafted environments with lots of things for explorers to find and a combat system that allows for a variety of play styles. Specifically, they plan to have opportunities for both tactical play and guns blazing mayhem.
InSomnia looks gorgeous, and if the soundtrack for the video is any indication, the game is going to have great atmosphere going for it. The world will be built in full 3D, but the camera will be set at an isometric perspective.
They're looking for $70,000 on Kickstarter, of which they raised over $12,000 in the first two days. This is their second attempt, and they've already doubled the total amount earned the first time around. You can get a copy of the game as a backer reward for as low as $15 and it will be available for Windows, Mac, and Linux.