At Summer Game Fest 2022, a new trailer for sci-fi horror game ROUTINE from Lunar Software debuted. The trailer consists of in-game footage, showing off what the game looks like now after a long hiatus of over a decade. Also revealed was the involvement Mick Gordon, notable composer of games like Doom (2016), Wolfenstein, and Prey (2017). Gordon will be working on the revived title’s score and sound effects.
ROUTINE is a sci-fi horror game with a first-person perspective. The game is set in a futuristic, abandoned space station on the moon. Or, in this case, more retro-futuristic, as the game adopts the 80s-inspired aesthetic of the same name.. The player is tasked with exploring the station and trying to figure out what happened there. The only equipment available is a so-called Cosmonaut Assistance Tool (C.A.T.), which allows you to interact with computer systems. As one might expect, however, you are not alone. A mysterious threat is hiding somewhere in the base, and is best left to its own devices. The game intends to create a tense experience, immersing the player with the help of minimalistic UI design.
ROUTINE was initially revealed in 2013, but the small team at Lunar Software has had to rebuild the entire game from the ground up to ensure they achieve the original vision. Luckily, they received some help in doing so from Raw Fury, who will publish the game. No release date has currently been given, but when the game does arrive it will be available on PC and Xbox.