Hop on board the Bento space station and get ready to encounter technical puzzles, space station management, themes of grief and guilt, and a temperamental AI, all while learning how to brew the perfect Italian coffee.
In Still There, you take on the role of Karl Hamba and it’s your job to manage the daily routines of The Bento; an isolated space-lighthouse. One day, a mysterious radio message breaks through, forcing you to take action and confront the long-buried truth that you’re desperately hiding from. How much are you willing to sacrifice to rescue yourself and your loved ones? How far is far enough?
“Still There is more than a simple game to us – it has had a profound impact on our lives. It has been the fulfilment of a promise that was told to the child version of ourselves, and has been an important test of our own feelings,” Davide Barbieri, project lead at GhostShark Games, talks about their game, “It has required many compromises and struggles and has, without a doubt, left its mark on us. Parts of us will always be in the game, and players across the world will experience our most intimate selves while playing Still There. We hope it will leave an impact on them too.”
You’ll have to solve brain-bending puzzles while still keeping up with your daily tasks, bathroom visits might be among them… It won’t be easy, since—as it is well known—there is an abundance of unexpected situations and emergencies in space that you will need to take care of.
All that, while unraveling Karl’s emotional past, depression and grief will be talking points, but there’s Gorky, the station’s AI, to talk to and cheer you up.
Still There is now available on PC and Nintendo Switch for a price of $14.99 - with a launch discount of 10%.