Eliss [$4.99] creator Steph Thirion’s next game, Faraway, now has a release window: it’s slated to hit later this fall on unspecified iOS devices, though I’d imagine the first run of the game will undoubtedly hit the iPhone and iPod Touch. A new teaser website is now available, too!
Thirion’s Faraway is a game about building constellations, but it’s mechanics are a little bit more abstract than you think. In the game, you’ll indirectly control a comet that gets yanked to and fro via gravitational pulls. The object is to find star clusters and then trace them to create a constellation. Levels are timed, and you’ll earn more time by doing this.
If you’re wondering why this release window is such a big deal, it’s because we’ve been idly waiting for the game since 2010 without any idea of when it’d hit. Thirion told us at this past GDC that he wasn’t able to put the kind of time he wanted into the title since the last time we saw him at GDC 2010, so this news is unexpected and, of course, very welcome. We can’t wait to see it again, for sure.