The first episode is currently available right now on Steam Early Access and it was recently updated by Kamai Media to address some of the known glitches and bugs that were brought out by those who have been dabbling in the game’s first episode.
The update went live with a brief note about the patch over on the Steam page, where they mentioned that the bugs reported by the players have been addressed. They’re also working on more of the content and AI mechanics as well. Some of the other issues, such as a lack of options menu and quality of life features for UI are also being worked on, too.
This update arrived just a few weeks after the game landed on Early Access, following an awesome launch trailer.
Featuring Anastasija Gicevska’s cover of Claude Debussy’s Claire de Lune, the launch trailer for the first episode of Kamai Media’s Sonder is a real methodical piece of thought-provoking science fiction. You can check out the short trailer below.
The press release describes Sonder as a hard science-fiction third-person mystery adventure game. It takes place in a non-linear time loop where you must analyze a section of time and space and modify the contents of that space by either watching the characters play out their roles, or jumping into one of their shoes and taking direct command of their actions. You’re essentially a space god.
According to the press release…
“Time marches forward mercilessly for the characters, but for you it is merely a resource. You can restart the time loop at any time, as many times as you wish. You can rewind to any past point within the loop and attempt to change what happens from that point onward.”
This concept sounds truly fascinating.
Actual space machinery is present in the ship that can be operated and utilized to carry out various tasks. This is where the hard science fiction comes into play, as the equipment and machinery aren’t just doodads there for decoration. Utilization of certain equipment can have drastic effects on the characters, and prompt for one of the “infinite endings”.
You can check out the first episode of Sonder over on the Steam store if it seems like something you might be interested in. Otherwise you can sit back and wait for more updates and fixes and the additional episodes to launch before diving in.