Ironward and Nkidu Games brought Solstice Chronicles: MIA to the crowdfunding site Fig back in February, and were able to successfully raise $30,900, 103% of their funding goal. Since then, the game has received some developer narrated gameplay, and has now finally released on PC and gotten and awesome trailer to go alongside it.
The game is a spiritual successor to Ironward’s previous game The Red Solstice, which the developers revealed has sold more than 150,000 copies on Steam. The game is a twin-stick shooter set on a Martian colony that has been infected by the STROL virus, so players must attempt to escape.
Solstice Chronicles: MIA’s most unique mechanic is the ‘threat level mechanic’, which allows one to use their abilities to effect the difficulty of upcoming sections of the game. Actions players take can be positive, negative, or both. For example, if players decide to use a bomb to quickly kill a group of nearby enemies, a future horde of infected that players face may become even stronger. Solstice Chronicles: MIA also has a ton of classes, class-based skill trees, upgradeable weaponry, and drone abilities that makes it so no two players characters are usually the same.
You can check out the game’s launch trailer below. Solstice Chronicles: MIA is now available on PC.