Polish developer unveiled a gripping new trailer for The Alters
Today, Polish developer 11 bit studios unveiled a gripping new trailer for The Alters, their enigmatic sci-fi adventure, based on an all-new original IP.
The trailer offers a first look at gameplay and introduces the protagonist Jan: a simple worker confronted by insurmountable odds, stranded alone on a distant planet. Or rather, many Jans— alternate versions of our protagonist with their own varied life paths—making them similar yet different all at the same time. Building relationships amongst the various Jans will be crucial to their collective survival.
My Name is Jan Trailer
Forged in the spirit of meaningful entertainment, The Alters is a base-building survival game driven by life-defining choices and exploring the diverse paths one could take. The inhospitable planet where Jan crash-landed is turning toward a massive sun, causing radiation levels to soar; in this desperate race against time, Jan must harness local Rapidium crystals to create his many versions: the “alters”.
Set within an ever-moving mobile base, both teamwork and building a wide range of expertise are indispensable for survival. By selecting diverging paths for the other Jans during the alteration process, they acquire distinct skill sets. They become invaluable, not only for maintaining the base, but also for tasks like cooking, crafting tools for surface exploration, and gathering essential resources.
However, the Alters are more than mere resources. They are sentient beings with their own emotions, problems, goals, and sometimes, existential doubts about their purpose. Despite their differences, their collective goal is to escape, echoing Jan's determination to survive: I'll just do it all by myselves.
The Alters is coming to PC and current-gen consoles in 2024.