NVYVE Studios’ sci-fi exploration and survival game P.A.M.E.L.A. will be getting the Early Access treatment on Steam starting next month.

P dot A dot M dot E dot L dot E, or P.A.M.E.L.A., is headed to Steam’s Early Access on 9th March and that’s where it’s going to stay for an estimated 6 to 9 months. The game’s core elements will all be included in the Early Access version, but over the course of development, the game will fleshed out. A game like P.A.M.E.L.A. no doubt takes time, considering its graphics make it look not very far from triple-A giants.

P.A.M.E.L.A.’s set-up shouldn’t be too alien to most people. A utopian city floating in the ocean, that has since fallen into ruin and chaos. You play as a Sleeper, who wakes up from cryo-sleep to discover that you’re not in Kansas anymore. What I’d do in this situation is go right back into cryo-sleep, but for whatever reason, the protagonist does not do this. Instead, you’re forced to explore, collect resources, fight and survive.

You can find clues to discover what it was that happened in the former utopia that caused it to collapse, and you’ll have to deal with the Afflicted, former citizens of Eden now corrupted by a biological outbreak. To deal with the pressures of Eden, you can also augment your body—if you can deal with the consequences.

If you’re feeling a tinge of deja vu, then yes: it’s mostly just good ol’ BioShock, except you’re over sea instead of below it, and the timeline is more future sci-fi than the old-timey Objectivism of Rapture. Still, with the absence of a BioShock game on the horizon (or in the clouds), P.A.M.E.L.A. could scratch an itch. Here’ a brand new trailer introducing the game.

P.A.M.E.L.A. is under development only for PC, and you can check it out at the Steam page or the official website.

 

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