From Press Release:
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada (Feb. 5, 2018) — Following the soft launch of its single player campaign in October of 2017, Debris is back and introducing its much-anticipated co-op mode. Lovingly developed over 3 years, the first-person co-op story takes place in a surreal, sunken world locked between chilly ice and unforgiving rock. An unfortunate accident leaves you stranded deep beneath the ice clinging to survival as you battle the elements and your own creeping psychosis. Players must scramble to find power, defeat strange creatures, and decipher what mysterious forces are attempting to prevent their escape. To celebrate the addition of co-op, Moonray has released a brand new trailer highlighting its inclusion.
Designed based on the challenges facing those affected by psychosis and created with the help of medical professionals, Debris explores the interplay between perception and reality in an unconventional, narrative-driven co-op format.
Escape Together or Die Alone
You’re part of a small team sent to film a promotional video for a groundbreaking discovery: meteoric debris embedded deep in Arctic ice that provides clean, hyper-efficient energy. Taking on the roles of either Ryan, the team’s videographer, or Sonya, a promising engineer tasked with leading the project, you’ll embark on a fight for survival in the murky depths of the Arctic Ocean.
Stranded at the bottom after a tragic accident, injured and running out of time, your only hope for survival is to reach the surface. But something else is going on. Things aren’t right, they don’t add up, and you can’t help but speculate. Why is this happening?
- A mysterious story that leaves you questioning everything. The story of Debris unfolds in the communication between players as they struggle to navigate and unravel why they’re trapped and how they can escape.
- Multiple endings dramatically impacted by key choices.
- An unconventional, narrative co-op mode where your partner matters and tensions are high. Three lives are in the balance. One has a light, one has a gun; one sees everything, one hears everything; one is lost, and one is stuck. But everyone thinks they know what’s really going on.
- Living, breathing characters voiced through conversational dialogue.
- Everything you can do is tied to power, which counts down continuously. Debris is full of choices, all dependent on the time you have, the time you lose, the time you need and the time you are willing to spend.
- A unique underwater setting like nothing you’ve ever seen. With 8 axes of movement (including buoyancy), players glide through the arctic labyrinth and quickly discover that their prison is home to strange bioluminescent flora and fauna, prey and predators of light and darkness.
As you fight your way to safety, you’ll need to figure out what’s behind this surreal world and your desperate situation. Knowing will make all the difference.
Debris’ co-op experience will be available on Windows PC and Mac OSX on Feb. 26, 2018 with a 50% discount at launch.