Watch the trailer for Lonely Astronaut, a game about a skeleton in space

You're a corpse in a space suit in forthcoming indie game Lonely Astronaut, and yet somehow you can still move around by farting out orange streams of jet propulsion. The creation of developers Greyson Richey and Nick Lives, it's apparently a one-button arcade game that "highlights the sick joys of skeleton-thrusting". I don't know about you, but that's my money down.

The aim is not to die a second time while zooming around a cosmic graveyard full of asteroids, suns, and giant wormy space babies. If you play well enough you can earn cosmetics: "Play dress-up with your corpse because that's healthy."

Lonely Astronaut is coming to Steam next year, assuming its creators don't bounce off a huge floating fetus and explode in the meantime.

Jody Macgregor
Weekend/AU Editor

Jody's first computer was a Commodore 64, so he remembers having to use a code wheel to play Pool of Radiance. A former music journalist who interviewed everyone from Giorgio Moroder to Trent Reznor, Jody also co-hosted Australia's first radio show about videogames, Zed Games. He's written for Rock Paper Shotgun, The Big Issue, GamesRadar, Zam, Glixel, Five Out of Ten Magazine, and, whose cheques with the bunny logo made for fun conversations at the bank. Jody's first article for PC Gamer was about the audio of Alien Isolation, published in 2015, and since then he's written about why Silent Hill belongs on PC, why Recettear: An Item Shop's Tale is the best fantasy shopkeeper tycoon game, and how weird Lost Ark can get. Jody edited PC Gamer Indie from 2017 to 2018, and he eventually lived up to his promise to play every Warhammer videogame.