Almost two years after the studio first appeared on the scene, Goose Byte is excited to share details today on the development of its debut title: The Signal.
Pitching itself as an approachable, third-person multiplayer Open World Survival Craft game with a key focus on pushing player creativity over violence, The Signal is Goose Byte’s contribution to moving the genre forward.
The Signal - which is being developed in Unreal Engine 5 for console and PC - is built upon the three key pillars of exploration, invention, and (yes, you guessed it) survival. With a focus on user-generated crafting content, the game’s unique recipe sharing system and sustainability theme set it apart from the wealth of quality titles operating in this space.
“We’re really excited about the world we’re building for The Signal,” says Theodor Diea, CEO and founder of Goose Byte. “We want to take players on a journey: as you step out onto this uncharted planet you are faced immediately with an environment that is as mysterious as it is beautiful. This planet is teeming with unknown flora and fauna across multiple, massive biomes. But not everything is as it seems. The planet is fully aware of your actions and, the longer you spend exploring, the more it starts interacting and messing with you.”
In The Signal, you will:
Venture onto an alien planet featuring multiple biomes littered with strange structures and a sentient ecosystem that seems to react to your every move.
Explore, create, and survive as you choose to tame or coexist with your new home.
Scan the rocks, flora, fauna, and alien landmarks as you come to grips with this strange new world.
Invent and share infrastructure, vehicles and equipment that help you and your expedition solve challenges and puzzles.
Master the art of sustainable stewardship of the Planet and its resources as you play the long game.
Play alone or with up to 16 players on player-hosted dedicated servers on this unique expedition through a one-of-a-kind planet.
Touching back on the theme of environmental awareness, Theodor asks: “What if we could re-roll the choices we’ve made here on Earth? Are we, as humans, capable of learning from our past mistakes? The choice is left to you and how you decide to play The Signal.”
The Signal is in development for console and PC. Expect more details in the months ahead.