Russian space dog Laika's 'The Sun at Night' launches Feb. 4

Laika Believes, the upcoming indie game from Minicore Studios, has a new name now: The Sun at Night. In addition to the new moniker, Minicore Studios has also announced a final launch date for the game: February 4, 2014.

The Sun at Night is a 2D action-platformer about an alternate history for a very real dog named Laika. The Soviets had sent Laika off into space – the first animal in space, to be exact – back in the '50s and this game poses a very fantastical "what if...?" scenario for the long-lost pup's fate. Unfortunately, the Soviets never figured out a way to bring Laika back.

The Sun at Night is also vying for votes on Steam Greenlight right now, if you'd like to help push for a Steam release.