Merge Games and Italian Games Factory Announce HAUNTED SPACE

Stunning Sci-fi Space Adventure with Horror Elements Coming to New-Gen Systems and PC

March 25th, Manchester, UK – Merge Games revealed today, in collaboration with Milan, Italy-based developer Italian Games Factory, the next-generation space combat and exploration game HAUNTED SPACE for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series S|X and PC.

Watch the Haunted Space Trailer

In HAUNTED SPACE sci-fi blends with horror elements in a story-rich adventure based on exploration, fast-paced dogfighting, trading, and ship crafting, with customisable flight simulation and intense multi-stage boss battles.

In the far future, the second age of human civilization reached the distant Neterun galaxy and discovered a powerful energy called Sonic Matter. Millions of settlers arrived in Neterun’s systems and a vast factory called the Metal Mother Facility was built to harvest this valuable resource. But humanity soon discovered they were not alone…

We are thrilled to announce HAUNTED SPACE today”, said Luke Keighran, MD, Merge Games. “Using the power of Unreal Engine, the talented team at Italian Games Factory have created something truly stunning which we think sci-fi and space sim fans everywhere will enjoy. They have created a galaxy steeped in mystery and danger that we believe will deliver a unique and exciting experience for gamers.

We are proud and excited to reveal HAUNTED SPACE to the world today”, said Ivan Venturi, Director, Game Designer & Producer, Italian Games Factory. “We’ve given shape to a world we’ve imagined for a long time; a mysterious environment, where the thrill of the unknown is mixed with a post-apocalyptic sci-fi vibe, ghostly apparitions, weird gigantic creatures and many other things never seen before in a space game. We’ll have lots more to share in the coming months, and we hope you’ll join our raider brotherhood!

In HAUNTED SPACE, you take on the role of a Raider, in the service of the Human Empire, as you traverse a treacherous galaxy in the far reaches of space. Take on quests across multiple systems or strike out on your own to fight, explore and scavenge resources and credits. Trade, craft, customize your ship and fight to survive as you uncover the mystery of a galaxy haunted by an ancient civilization.

 KEY FEATURES:

 EXPLORE THE NETERUN GALAXY – Traverse multiple unique star systems, each filled with danger and intrigue. Play in first-person or third-person perspective as you overcome the challenges of this dangerous backwater of space

  • EXPERIENCE A DEEP AND EPIC SCI-FI HORROR STORY – Neterun is full of monuments and relics left by an ancient civilization and the galaxy is haunted by their ghosts. Unravel the reasons for their presence and fight for survival against their supernatural threat in a story inspired by the dark and twisted tales of Heavy Metal and 2000AD
  • TAKE ON THE FEARSOME COLOSSI – Overcome the odds in fierce multi-stage boss battles against ancient God-like creatures composed of organic matter and space debris
  • MAKE YOUR MARK – Trade and craft new ships and ship equipment using powerful and customisable ship modification tools – create and buy new weapons, shields, cargo containers, engines and more
  • NEXT GENERATION IMMERSION – Stunning ray tracing effects and immersive audio put you in the heart of the action like never before
  • PLAY YOUR WAY – In HAUNTED SPACE, the innovative co-pilot system allows you to choose the level of control you prefer, from a complete space simulation, through to a more arcade-style experience. At its maximum level, the co-pilot makes the game accessible for blind and visually impaired users, and it also supports eye-tracking

About Italian Games Factory

Italian Games Factory is based in Italy with offices in Milan and Bologna, and it is the result of a partnership between two different, but complementary companies: IV PRODUCTIONS, with its 30+ years of experience in game development, and iMASTERART, leader digital art academy. Italian Games Factory aims to produce next-generation hi-quality AA videogames for PC and consoles.  Follow us on Facebook and join our Discord server.

About Merge Games

Merge is an independent video game publisher and distributor based in Manchester, UK. The company publishes and distributes interactive software worldwide for personal computers and video games consoles. Merge also specialises in publishing collectable games for retail and worldwide digital distribution for independent developers. More information about Merge products can be found at www.mergegames.com.

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