Have you ever thought of a video game you’d want to play, only to realize it doesn’t exist? Video Games That Don’t Exist (Yet) is a series where I do something about that. I’ll design the title screen and explore a potential story concept, then let some overachieving indie game developer take it from there! I encourage anyone to use the idea, but make sure to credit this article somewhere in your work as a source of inspiration.
Even deep space has nice people!
An asteroid is on a collision course for a sleepy planet, and you, a helpful alien in a small craft, can help. Hidden Asteroid plays like a detective game in space, where you must use clues to determine the asteroid’s location. You know it’s out there, you just have to find it because an asteroid is notoriously difficult to precisely detect. Once you find it, averting disaster is just a matter giving the asteroid a good nudge with your ship.
Each playthrough is one of 50 different mini campaigns that can be completed in a single sitting. Completing all of them gives the player one final challenge where they must divert three asteroids simultaneously.
The game has a chill vibe, doing everything possible musically and visually to underplay the high stakes. To the player, this isn’t a matter of life or death, it’s just a nice thing to do.
Hidden Asteroid, available