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Lacuna Passage is a story-driven exploration and survival game set on Mars, drawing inspiration from titles like Dear EstherGone Home, and even Pokemon Snap. You play as Jessica Rainer, the only survivor of the crashed Heracles mission, investigating the disappearance of the first ever manned mission to Mars. You have several tools at your disposal, but most important are your skills of observation. You will need to uncover mission logs, recorded audio files, and other physical clues left behind at critical mission locations in order to uncover the story. An interplanetary trail of breadcrumbs is waiting for you.

There are 25 square miles of open terrain around the crash site for you to explore, and in order to find the missing crew of the Hermes you won't want to explore blindly. You must carefully manage your vital resources or you will find yourself stranded in the great red wasteland with no food, water, or oxygen. Will you simply survive and wait for rescue, or will you risk your own life to find the truth? Time and nature are your enemies in Lacuna Passage.


  • Terrain generated from actual Mars satellite data. 
  • Survival mechanics based on real metrics like blood glucose, heart rate, caloric intake, and more. 
  • In-game photography that allows you to capture any moment and document your discoveries. 
  • An immersive HUD that is accurate to potential future space exploration physical display technologies. 
  • A hauntingly beautiful dynamic soundtrack that responds to your actions. 
  • A mysterious single-player story that encourages non-linear play.
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Heracles Bunk Solar Panels Drilling Site

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RT @IGInsider: We got to play @LacunaPassage last weekend at @mgdsummit. It was pretty amazing. T.co @tylerowen

Jul 18 2014, 2:36pm

Lacuna Passage - Devlog #31 - The Midwest Game Developers Summit T.co

Jul 17 2014, 1:32pm

RT @tylerowen: My "AAA Indie" talk from @mgdsummit is now up on YouTube. Sorry for the audio quality. #gamedev #indiegames #indiedev http:/…

Jul 17 2014, 12:02pm

@Infinit777 Yours was our favorite of the whole bunch!

Jul 15 2014, 1:17am

Check out our favorite in-game photos taken by players of our demo @mgdsummit this last weekend! T.co

Jul 14 2014, 9:36pm

@Infinit777 Awesome! Thanks for checking us out. Make sure to let others know about us.

Jul 14 2014, 12:25pm

RT @tylerowen: About to give my 'AAA Indie' talk in 15 minutes @mgdsummit in Wisconsin room B...

Jul 13 2014, 2:43pm

@LacunaPassage">.@LacunaPassage on the expo floor @mgdsummit. Come play our demo live for the first time! Lots of great games here. T.co

Jul 12 2014, 3:03pm

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Jul 9 2014, 2:12pm

RT @tylerowen: Here's that card game I came up with the other day that is sort of Spelunky + Poker. Help me playtest it! T.co

Jul 2 2014, 11:37am

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Crazylegs830 Jan 22 2014, 9:03pm says:

Just what I have been waiting for! Can't wait, keep up the great work.

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Decade_Design Oct 15 2013, 10:00am says:

Been following this game passively for some time now. Time to get active. Looking good guys! Following your twitter now and tracking :D

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cinco Sep 6 2013, 12:16am says:

there are more rocks on mars, but the art is top notch. the rover is a clever design

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Alternative_Gaming Sep 5 2013, 5:50pm says:

Amazing! Keep it as realistic as possible and unforgiving, above all. Also, why not make more game modes? Perhaps, pioneering a colony? As well as, spectator mode, to watch AI manage their resources and complete (or fail) tasks without your intervention?

Good luck!

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Guest Jul 23 2013, 9:49pm says:

We had a chance to see the visuals of this game in person, move around in the environment, and see how it looks on our PC. I've talked to a couple of the developers and we are looking forward to this game over at fragsandbeer.com. Shaping up to be a fantastic survival sim.

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jediwatts Jul 2 2013, 10:09am says:

OMG I LOVE THIS GAME the look of course

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L()KI Apr 19 2013, 1:38pm says:

Very nice graphics.

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