Glasgow, Scotland and Cape Canaveral Florida. October 25th 2013. Solar Flux, the video game which allows players to save the universe – one dying sun at a time – today launched on Steam, the world's largest digital distribution platform for PC games.
Solar Flux combines the epic scale and timeless style of SciFi and space opera classics such as 2001, Sunshine, Moon and Gravity, with intuitive inertia controls, creating one of the most unique and playable games of recent years.
Now the game is available to 54,000,000 Steam users, putting Solar Flux in front of the most demanding and discerning games audience in the world.
Created by game experts Firebrand Games, Solar Flux challenges players to reignite dying suns and save entire solar systems. Players will have to recognize and master the properties of planetology, cosmology, astrophysics and space itself.
Players must use gravitational fields to slingshot their ship around planets, avoid solar flares, protect themselves from the intense heat of each sun using planetary shadows. As well as the sun itself, other dangers await the astronauts, including asteroids, black holes and drifting, beyond rescue, in space if fuel is not carefully conserved.
Mark Greenshields, the Managing Director of Firebrand Games, said, “Solar Flux is the perfect PC game. It combines the best elements of strategy, puzzle games and classic arcade titles such as Lander and Asteroids. It's entirely different to the alien infested, war torn experiences of the last several years. Our team has taken a different approach and designed a game which we firmly believe PC gamers will understand and love.”
“Steam is one of the most exciting gaming platforms in the world today. It's revitalized the PC games market. It has supported and helped indie game developers hit the mass market and it's where the most dedicated gamers can be found. It's the perfect home for Solar Flux and we're thrilled to have the game available to such a huge global audience.”
Solar Flux is available now on Steam, costing $9.99 but is discounted 20% for the first week.
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Notes To Editors:
Firebrand Games is an independent publisher and developer of video games and interactive entertainment with studios in Glasgow (Scotland) and Merritt Island (Florida). Quality and passion in its games is central to the philosophy and with the move into original Indie games this is Firebrand's core tenant.
Since the company was founded by Mark Greenshields in 2006, Firebrand has worked on some of the industry’s biggest racing and driving franchises including several Need for Speed titles, Race Driver GRID, Trackmania and Cars 2, all powered by the company's proprietary cross-platform Octane technology.
In 2013 Firebrand became an indie publisher on IOS, ANDROID and Steam, with its first title released in August on iPad with many more to come.