Afterlight is a 2.5D sidescroller taking place on Titan, Saturn's largest moon. Not on accident, I'm guessing, Afterlight feels like it could take place in the same gaming universe as Inside. Remember Inside? I will never forget Inside. Three of us here at Gaming Nexus ended up reviewing Inside, and we gave it a 9.0, 9.5, and 9.8.
But that was Inside. This is Afterlight. You're the lone survivor of a nasty ship accident on Titan. "This journey," the developers say, "is about trust and forced friendship, perception, and psychological traumas—as a metaphor for toxic relationships in desperate [scenarios]." This is a puzzle-adventure game with a lot of environmental-narrative points. You are Xin, the astronaut that has to update the mission's corrupted AI so that you can send out a distress beacon and call for rescue. Hostile AI? Time to turn it off then turn it back on again.
This is the first outing from eight-person indie developer Silent Road Games, based in the insanely gorgeous Mediterranean resort city of Malaga, Spain. Afterlight draws architectural and artistic inspiration from the unconventional and experimental Lebbeus Woods.