Pre-orders for the limited edition version of the game open at 1 p.m. ET on Feb. 12 for $54.95. The collector's edition, created by iam8bit, ships with:
- Windows PC Steam code which will arrive prior to the game's March 28 release
- One of two screenshots turned into a high-resolution puzzle
- A pack of delicious Neapolitan astronaut ice cream, savior of all middle school trips to the museum
- And a fancy HAN-IV space station patch from the game.
Adrift is studio Three One Zero's first game. It draws its unique perspective from one of the co-founder's real-world experiences.
Adam Orth aimed to make a game about his experiences in 2013 in the eye of a social hurricane, about the time he sent a tweet about always-online technology which sparked a fury on the Internet, led to death threats against himself and his family and tore apart his sense of privacy and security. It was an easy metaphor, a game that opens on a scene of confused destruction in space, that drops its player into the space suit of a man struggling to make sense of an unseen powerful force that has destroyed everything he holds dear.
It was designed to be a three-hour first-person experience, but over the years of development it grew to become something bigger than just Orth's experiences.