Atmospheric sci-fi thriller The Invincible gives us a look at some new gameplay

Venture into the unknown

If there’s one thing I love, it’s a narrative adventure game, and I’m in luck with Starward Industries’ upcoming title The Invincible. Based on the 1964 Polish novel of the same name, Stanisław Lem’s work of hard sci-fi was at the forefront of commentary on microrobots and swarm intelligence. It’s giving Firewatch meets Annihilation vibes, and that makes for a pretty cool video game premise if you ask me.

The game was announced last year, but this is the first time we’ve gotten a good look at some gameplay — what we saw today at the PC Gaming Showcase was an early beta build of the game. We saw scientist Yasna as she navigates an unknown planet in an attempt to recover the equipment from a previous expedition, and of course, things don’t quite go according to plan. This looks like a really chilling, grounded narrative experience, and this short gameplay clip alone is enough to send The Invincible to the top of my list of most anticipated games.

The Invincible will be coming to PC, PS5, and Xbox Series X sometime in 2022.

Noelle Warner
After a few years of working in game development, Noelle joined the Destructoid team in 2021. She particularly loves interactive storytelling and cuddling with her cats!