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Corpse of Discovery teaser promises existential dilemmas in space

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Corpse of Discovery, as described in the announcement of its existence, "is a thought-provoking game of exploration and adventure spread across a myriad of beautiful, procedurally generated worlds." That sounds quite pleasant, doesn't it? Alas, the teaser trailer, ominously entitled "What Went Wrong?" paints a bit of a different picture.

As a member of the Corps of Discovery—which, by the way, was a real thing in the early 1800s—your job is to explore planets, uncover resources, and survive various sorts of environmental hazards, with the ultimate goal of getting home safely to your family. Creative Director Chip Sineni said his own goal in creating the game is to "dissect and examine the tough balance between work and personal life," something he dealt with on a personal level by incorporating members of his family into the game.

It's an intriguing setup, and I really like the teaser. There's no word on a release date but developer Phosphor Games says it's "coming soon."

Corpse of Discovery

Corpse of Discovery

Corpse of Discovery

Corpse of Discovery

Corpse of Discovery

Andy Chalk

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.