Eagle-eyed calendar watchers and sci-fi fans alike will certainly be aware that today, May 4th, is Star Wars Day. On one hand, this means hearing May the Fourth be with you for the umpteenth time, until you’re sick of Luke, Leia, and all their Jedi associates. However, this isn’t merely a day for awful puns – the long-awaited SPACEPLAN ($2.99) has suitably released this morning for $2.99 on the App Store. Following the incredible 40-minute reveal trailer that was released last week, there has been much expectation on what this latest game from prolific publishers Devolver Digital actually was, and if it would live up to their previous work. Thankfully, early impressions on our forum thread have stated that SPACEPLAN is more than just a run-of-the-mill clicker, but a deep and compelling time-suck that has to be experienced.
Forum member Kainamor stated how SPACEPLAN sucked them in and kept them up until 2am, and this seems to be the standard reaction to Devolver’s latest game. While the App Store description is light-hearted and rather vague – the game is described as ‘based partly on a total misunderstanding of Stephen Hawking’s A Brief History of Time‘ – there is a browser demo that provides an interesting taste of the gameplay within SPACEPLAN. Through the typical action you’d expect in a clicker, you launch potato-based devices from your satellite to discover more about the universe and slowly expand and discover new planets. While the strengths of the game’s narrative will likely determine the longevity of SPACEPLAN, the humor, sense of discovery, and most importantly the ‘banging soundtrack’ have sold me on the title, and it should be a fitting purchase on this most futuristic of days. Download SPACEPLAN for $2.99 on the App Store now, and fire your potato-based probes to our forum thread for more discussion on this intriguing new clicker.