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'Routine' takes players to the moon (and maybe not back)

Jordan Mallory

Routine is, according to its website, a "first person horror exploration" game. It's the first project from three-person UK indie dev Lunar Software, and while we don't know when it's going to come out or for what platforms, we do know that the above teaser trailer tickles a very specific part of our fancy (we've asked, so hopefully we'll know more soon).

Set in an abandoned Moon base, Routine tasks players with uncovering the truth behind the mysterious disappearances of every person stationed there. There's no HUD, no points to collect or targeting reticle assist with aiming. In fact, there aren't even health packs or continues: Routine is a perma-death game, meaning that when you die in the game, you die for real. Okay, well, not in real life, but you do have to start all over. Which is worse, we ask you?

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