The promising indie RPG Within the Cosmos is drawing from some significant sources of inspiration as it heads towards its August 1 release date.
Speaking to OnlySP, developer Francois Debois mentioned that Star Trek has been a central influence on the project: “I’d say the biggest inspiration behind it all has been Star Trek, I think the story and lore will reflect that to some degree.”
Alongside the classic sci-fi series, Debois listed a number of RPGs, immersive sims, and FPS games that have inspired him during the development process. “I love the FPS RPG genre, so Deus Ex was a massive inspiration, as was Fallout: New Vegas. Those are two top tier FPS RPG games that I absolutely love. Space-based games have had an influence as well, such as Halo and Mass Effect. They helped shape the game in one way or another,” he said.
In the full interview, Debois discusses a wide array of topics, including specifics of the gameplay and where Within the Cosmos sits on the spectrum between linear and open-world RPGs. That discussion will be available tomorrow.
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