Originally announced in July of last year, we first reported about the ambitious upcoming post-apocalyptic first-person adventure The Sun in July of THIS year when its first official trailer dropped, and we thought it was shaping up quite nicely. In truth, The Sun has been in development for more than 3 years by a tiny team with a core of just 3 people, and in early August we got word that the game was nearing completion and should be released by the end of the month. Well, as is often the case, the game wasn’t quite ready for release by then and after wondering when a new release date might be announced for the past month or so The Sun: Origin ($0.99) finally did officially launch in the App Store early Saturday morning.
So far the impressions of The Sun rolling into our forums since the weekend have been quite positive, and although there’s certainly some rough edges and a less-than-stellar English translation most people are having a great time with the game and see the potential it has. Plus, the entire game is just two dollars with no IAP. With such a tiny team working on such an ambitious title, I really hope The Sun can succeed even at such a low price. The developers already have an update in the works for the game too which will add in MFi controller support and a bunch of other new features. So if you’re into first-person shooters with a post-apocalyptic vibe like the Fallout and S.T.A.L.K.E.R. series, definitely consider jumping into the world of The Sun: Origin for a couple of bucks and leave your thoughts about it in the game’s forum thread.