Published on December 9th, 2022 | by Adrian Gunning


Millions of people watching The Game Awards today got a first look at the gameplay trailer for Scars Above – the challenging sci-fi third-person action adventure shooter – created by Serbian developer Mad Head Games and published by Prime Matter.

The show also saw the confirmed global release date for the title: 28 February 2023 on PC, Gen 8 and Gen 9 consoles.

The game puts players in the space-boots of Dr Kate Ward, an astronaut and scientist, sent to explore a colossal and enigmatic alien structure – The Metahedron – that appears in Earth’s orbit.

Things don’t go as planned and the Metahedron hauls Kate and her team across space onto a mysterious extrasolar planet where she wakes up alone on a strange and hostile world; determined to survive,  she set out to find your crew and unravel the mystery behind what’s happened.

Players need to examine their surroundings, scan and analyse alien fauna and flora of the dangerous extrasolar planet, then use the gained knowledge to create various elemental weapons, gadgets, and consumables.

They will also need to rely on these offensive and tactical devices, use the environment to their advantage and exploit weaknesses of monstrous creatures to survive against the odds; all the while trying to unlock the mystery of an ancient alien civilisation and uncover the truth about what happened to Kate and her team.

Coinciding with today’s announcement is a demo on Steam that starts shortly after the prologue and continues throughout the entirety of the game’s first chapter, giving you an idea of the main game mechanics that shape Scars Above and putting your skills to the test.

Check out the demo here:

About the Author'

Adrian lives in Melbourne Australia and has a huge passion for gaming, technology and pop culture. He recently finished his a Bachelor of Journalism and is currently focusing on games journalism. When not writing and playing video games, Adrian can be found in Comics 'R' Us debating the pros of the DC Universe and cons of the Marvel Universe.

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