Gothenburg, Sweden – December 2nd, 2021.
The Sweden-based indie games publisher/developer Thunderful Games and indie games developer Image & Form, today announced with great thrill and delight that they have just released some new info and a brand-new trailer for their upcoming story-driven sci-fi 3D action/adventure/exploration game “The Gunk“.
In this new trailer of “The Gunk” we (the viewers) get to see and hear the lead star of the game (Fiona Nova) whom is giving us a guided introduction to the game’s compelling world.
This new game from the team behind the SteamWorld series will be released for Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One and PC on December 16th, and will be available on Xbox Game Pass on day one.
In the new trailer, Fiona Nova, voice of protagonist Rani, introduces us to the game’s compelling characters and spectacular alien world. Rani and her partner Becks are a space hauling duo mining the galaxy for whatever resources they can sell to make ends meet. When they come across a seemingly barren planet infested with a strange undiscovered substance they call “the gunk”, they wonder if they might be in for a big payout.
The Gunk has a big emphasis on exploration with a wondrous and diverse alien world to discover featuring biomes ranging from rocky canyons, to dense jungles, to deep subterranean caves (this is the team behind SteamWorld after all) and a few more surprises. The gunk is turning all of these zones barren, but as you remove it using Rani’s upgradable goo-sucking power-glove, you’ll discover a flourishing ecosystem seemingly suppressed by this mysterious and destructive gunk.
The intriguing questions of what the gunk is, how it got here and what kind of world existed prior to its arrival can be uncovered as you explore. Perhaps the gunk has something to do with the ruins of an ancient civilization that appears to be long gone? Scanning the environment to make new discoveries and learn more about the world will fill out your findings in a logbook. Players who dig into these entries might just find some clues as to what happened here!
“As a team, it’s been a real pleasure to branch out and supplement the charm we’re known for with the SteamWorld series with a more ‘grown-up’ story like the one we are telling with The Gunk,” said Game Director Ulf Hartelius.
“We’ve been working hard to blend that intriguing sci-fi tale with the cool raymarching tech we’re using to create our mesmerizing gunk and a rich world for players to explore. We can’t wait for them to finally get to experience it all on December 16th”.
About Thunderful Games
Thunderful Games consists of Thunderful Development and Thunderful Publishing, headquartered in Gothenburg, Sweden and is a part of Thunderful Group.
Thunderful Development covers a network of game studios who have created critically and commercially successful titles such as the award-winning SteamWorld series, Fe, Ghost Giant and Flipping Death. Currently Thunderful Development is creating The Gunk, Lost In Random and numerous unannounced titles.
Thunderful Publishing is responsible for all publishing duties on games under the Thunderful banner. Working with external studios, Thunderful Publishing have published titles such as Curious Expedition 2, Lonely Mountains: Downhill, Say No! More and the upcoming Planet of Lana.
Jonas “O.J” Ek
The Gaming Ground
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