MirrorMoon EP is a game about mystery and exploration set in outer space. These space travels begin on a red planet and its unique moon and extend across galaxies. The single player part of MirrorMoon EP blends adventure and exploration with navigation-based puzzle solving.
User reviews: Mixed (299 reviews)
Release Date: Sep 4, 2013

Sign in to add this item to your wishlist, follow it, or mark it as not interested

Buy MirrorMoon EP

 

Recommended By Curators

"Mirrormoon EP is not about story or complex gameplay or moral choices or brain-twisting puzzles. It's about discovery. Best of Indies 2013."
Read the full review here.

Reviews

"Genuinely invokes the early days of human exploration"
9/10 - Eurogamer

"With beautiful artistic touches throughout and gameplay that doesn’t feel traditional at all, the experience that is MirrorMoon EP is one that will likely stick with me for years"
10/10 - Shogun Gamer

"[...] one of the most dazzling moments I’ve ever experienced in a game"
Indie Statik

"When I was a kid, I was deathly afraid of space. The stark, vast beauty of the night sky both entranced and terrified me [...] While I have long since overcome those fears, MirrorMoon brought the memories of them back with a vengeance. I have never played a game that captures the simple and dangerous beauty of space quite like it."
Game Front

"More Abstract Puzzle Games Like MirrorMoon EP, Please"
Kotaku

About This Game

MirrorMoon EP is a game about mystery and exploration set in outer space.
These space travels begin on a red planet and its unique moon and extend across galaxies.
The single player part of MirrorMoon EP blends adventure and exploration with navigation-based puzzle solving. The multiplayer of MirrorMoon EP lets players share Galaxy Maps with other players: the first explorers to land on a planet will be able to name its Star System and that name will be forever bound to the star for any other fellow traveler who encounters it.

Each Galaxy consists of a thousand Systems: it will be possible to fully discover the mysteries of MirrorMoon EP only while collaborating with other players.
Through the apparently indecipherable cockpit of an unknown spacecraft, players will be able to locate and travel to mysterious planets. Each planet has artifacts, buildings, and puzzles on its surface, hidden in astonishing low-poly sceneries.



MirrorMoon was nominated for the Nuovo Award for innovation in games at Independent Game Festival 2013 and was also part of the Official IndieCade and Fantastic Arcade 2012 selections. Since then, MirrorMoon has grown considerably. EP stands for Extended Play, representing all the new content that we added for the official release.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: XP SP3 +
    • Processor: 2.0GHz CPU
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 512MB graphics card
    • Hard Drive: 200 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    Minimum:
    • OS: 10.6 +
    • Processor: 2.0GHz CPU
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 512MB graphics card
    • Hard Drive: 200 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 10
    • Processor: 2.0GHz CPU
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 512MB graphics card
    • Hard Drive: 200 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
Helpful customer reviews
22 of 27 people (81%) found this review helpful
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: April 12
This game could be good, but it's marred by two primary problems: terrible controls and tedious gameplay.

Wandering around the planets is not very interesting, since they're mostly barren, monochromatic worlds. I've seen reviews raving about the "gorgeous worlds" but simple polygon-based graphics, despite the uniqueness, doesn't equal gorgeous. You'll be looking for various structures, but since you can't really look around very well, and have to keep referencing the "mirrormoon" minimap in the sky, it's a hassle to find stuff, such that you'll pick a direction and hope it's the right way, but end up circumnavigating the entire globe and have to look at the minimap again.

And the controls are entirely obtuse. Navigating to other planets, well, good luck figuring that out, and even when you do, be preparing to spend five minutes trying to select a new location. All in all, you'll be wasting a lot of time just trying to do the most basic things. That's not my idea of fun. I don't need a lot of handholding necessarily, but I do need a game that is at least intuitive and sensible. I got this in a bundle, thank goodness, otherwise I'd be really annoyed.
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
11 of 15 people (73%) found this review helpful
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 20
I hardly write reviews, it's not my thing but I am really frustrated with this game... I thought it would be so fun but, oh, how mistaken I was... It's so annoying and frustrating. You will be walking on a surface of a celestial body in first person, where you can't look up nor down, just forward and to the sides, also you can't see very far too. It's pretty much like the Spore's worlds, but worse because it is empty and in a very smaller scale. There's no tutorial nor explanation of what you have to do. That means you will first be worried if your mouse is working correctly, since you can't look up and down, then you may think that it may be an issue with your gamepad, if it is plugged in. But then you will understand that this is just an annoying limitation for some reason.
Without knowing where to go or what to do, you will, eventually, discover that the celestial body up there is actually a map and by "upgrading" your, err, "gravitational gun" you can drag it around, which will also be a pain since you can't look up you will have to align yourself with it.

There's a map and a kind of travel machine that is really, really weird and a pain to use it properly. You will find yourself flipping switches without knowing what you may be doing, as always...

In sum, you will be aimless walking on a empty surface doing stuff that you are not sure what nor why.


I would not recommend this game to anyone, not even for its art.
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
14 of 21 people (67%) found this review helpful
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: April 20
I spent most of the time wandering around, confused, or both. Why can't I look around?
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
6.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 24
First, to put things into perspective this game wears a mustache, always has a beret, rides a bicycle, has a crazy contraption just to make coffee and only listens to garage bands because everything else is too mainstream. Second, were you ever asked to play a game, spend the next hour looking at each other and in the end of that hour the person asked: "do you know how to play the game?" and you answer "no, I thought you knew". That's this game for you: guessing what to do while spending time naming random solar systems until you finally strike luck and manage to finish the game. It's madness.
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
9 of 14 people (64%) found this review helpful
10.8 hrs on record
Posted: January 10
This game realy inspires me.

I love the sense of mystery around it, at the same time it frustrates the hell out of me.
You just keep going, walking by faith that there is some big secret somewhere , and youl be a the first to find it, then name it.
The music is very beautiful and some of the graphical combinations you come across can be realy pretty.

The only downside is, some planets are too easy, and some are seemingly impossible to unlock/name.

Its also frustrating knowing its by faith you carry on, not being 100% sure of anything. At the same time, thats what makes it so good.


Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny