- A talented 13-year-old developer is creating a PS5 exclusive game called Astrolander that utilizes the haptic feedback features of the DualSense controller.
- The game, developed by Lost Cartridge Creations, is described as an action-packed adventure with local co-op, dramatic cutscenes, and immersive levels.
- The trailer showcases gameplay with Haptic, the protagonist, navigating through a unique world while avoiding obstacles and engaging in exciting encounters, making use of the DualSense controller. Astrolander is set to release in 2024.
A new PS5 exclusive game named Astrolander is being made by an extremely talented 13-year-old developer. The game is similar to another PS5 exclusive and utilizes the haptic feedback features of the DualSense controller.
One of the ways that the PlayStation 5 differentiates itself from its competitors is with Sony’s DualSense wireless controller. This controller has improved ergonomics to make long play sessions more enjoyable, a built-in microphone, adaptive triggers that can adjust the resistance felt by the player when pressing the L2 and R2 buttons, and haptic feedback. Haptic feedback is an advanced technology for the PS5 that allows players to feel a wide range of vibrations while playing the game. When the PS5 first launched, haptic feedback was a big selling point for the controller, but today, only a handful of games truly take advantage of the feature. And now, it looks like one indie developer is trying to take advantage of this feature himself.
Max Trest, a 13-year-old video game developer, is working on a game named Astrolander that takes full advantage of the DualSense’s haptic feedback feature. Trest’s development company, Lost Cartridge Creations, describes the game as an action-packed adventure with local co-op, dramatic cutscenes, and amazing levels. Players will take control of a little rocket character named Haptic as he travels through a strange land. Astrolander will be coming out exclusively for the PS5 in 2024, and curious players can wishlist it now on the Playstation Store.
The trailer for Astrolander shows off the gameplay as Haptic flies around the weird environment. The trailer starts with Haptic trying to avoid laser-eyed rubber duckies in a pond, showing off how the player will use the haptic feedback feature to avoid getting hurt. The trailer continues by revealing even more interesting gameplay concepts, including Haptic getting chased by a dragon, an introduction to Feedback, the sidekick in the game, and a UFO trying to capture Haptic in an underwater section. The world itself is very imaginative, which is even more impressive considering that it was created by a 13-year-old.
After watching the trailer, it’s likely that some PS5 fans will instantly think of another robot character, Astro Bot. Astro’s Playroom is an exclusive PS5 game that comes with the console, and it demonstrates the capabilities of the DualSense wireless controller. Astro’s Playroom is also a fan-favorite experience for many PS5 players. For the fans waiting for another Astro Bot game, Astrolander may be the experience they are looking for.
Astrolander is in development and is scheduled to release in 2024