Indie developer Lunar Software’s dormant YouTube channel sprung to life this week as they revealed the all new Routine release date trailer, some six years after the game's original announcement. Routine is a first-person horror exploration game set on an abandoned moon base.
In Routine you'll explore the claustrophobic halls of the abandoned moon base to try and discover what happened. Running for your very survival, Routine looks to be in the style of Aliens: Isolation with what appears to be a multi-tool that had some kind of scanner, like the movement scanner from Alien.
Visually the trailer looks good showcasing a nice graphical style and some good sound effects. From the outside, it looks as if it could have all the elements of a good game, although it will be interesting to see if the quality of writing and story in the game holds up. Instead of xenomorphs, Routines enemies are all metal killer robots that will pursue you with cold efficiency.
The game will be coming in March 2017. When speaking about why the game has taken so long, developer Aaron Foster said "Our general inexperience with a project of this magnitude is a good place to start, But honestly the game design has been iterated on many times over the years, it's a slow process that has some benefits, but Routine could have really benefited a lot with more time in pre-production."
Six years is a long time for an indie horror game, but we will soon find out if this was worth the wait.