ASA: A Space Adventure is a first-person sci-fi adventure game reminiscent of games such as the famous Myst series. Visit a vast spaceship called The Ark, divided into 6 areas, and discover the truth behind the Cubes...
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Release Date: Mar 4, 2015

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“With a captivating backstory and engaging, challenging puzzles, ASA: A Space Adventure is a welcome addition to the pantheon of Myst-style puzzle-adventure games.”
4/5 – Adventure Gamers

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“ASA: A Space Adventure took me a a good long while, and allowing for the inevitable puzzle frustrations which were largely all of my doing, I enjoyed almost every bit of it. The considerable ‘ups’ certainly make up for the fairly few ‘downs’. If you enjoy these sorts of games, you will likely be well pleased.”
B+ – GameBoomers

About This Game


ASA: A Space Adventure was originally created with love by a single person, and now comes back in a HD remake thanks to the help of developer Andrea Rinaldi. ASA is a first-person slideshow adventure game (point & click) reminiscent of famous games such as the Myst and Rhem series. Visit a vast spaceship called The Ark, divided into several areas, and discover the truth behind the Cubes and their creators...
You'll probably need a pen and a paper to write down your notes in order to solve the challenging puzzles! This game can be very difficult for people who are not familiar with the genre.

In 2057, an astronaut finds a strange Black Cube in Space, and is teleported onto a mysterious spaceship called the Ark. You soon discover that he's not the first astronaut from planet Terra to arrive here: Philip Forte lived through the very same experience in 2011 and, fortunately, left a diary explaining his story. With this help, you visit the Ark, with one single goal in mind: getting back home!

ASA: Remastered Edition is an improved version of the game originally released in January 2013 by Simon Mesnard. It is part of the Black Cube series, a collection of Sci-Fi projects based on a book.

Original version features:

  • 9 different environments (6 areas on the main spaceship, 2 planets, 1 satellite)
  • 10 hours of gameplay
  • a story illustrated with several CG movies for a better immersion
  • rythmed with an original soundtrack by Stélian Derenne (Karreo).
  • walk in the steps of a disapeared astronaut. Read his diary to find clues and recreate the full storyline.
  • discover the first released game of the Black Cube series

New in this HD Remake:

ASA: Remastered Edition is the exact same than the original ASA game, except that we've been working on several new features specifically for the Steam release. Despite a lot of efforts in the past, the original version released in 2013 presented different issues that could not be solved, so we decided to restart from scratch with a new game engine! Here's the list of new features:

  • Play in HD 1920x800 (1024x432 for the original game) - we have re-rendered all the backgrounds from the original 3D scenes (not a photoshop upscale!)
  • Developed with Visonaire Studio, allowing more flexibility and stability
  • We've added visual aids to identify the hotspots
  • More translations, no need to patch anymore! (English, French, Italian, Spanish and German)
  • Available for Windows, Mac and Linux

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows Xp, Vista, 7, 8
    • Processor: Duo Core @ 1.8Ghz+ (approx)
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Non-Dedicated (shared) video card with at least 512MB Shared VRAM & openGL 2.0 support
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • Sound Card: openAL compatible sound card
    • Additional Notes: Mouse
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26 of 26 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
3.4 hrs on record
Posted: March 4, 2015
I am enjoying this game very much, it has taken me back to when there were good old fashion point and click adventure games. This is more than a "power-point" presentation as some would say. Navigate through the environment by clicking on easy to see arrows. Generalized points of interest are also highlighted for you to see. Upon inspecting one of these "general" points of interest it is up to you to study your surroundings. You will need to use your eyes as well as your brain to solve many puzzles. It is highly recommended that you keep a notebook handy. The music is beautiful, the graphics on this remaster are enjoyable, but you cannot set your resolution in the options. This has not hindered me from enjoying the game on 1920 x 1080 resolution. There is pixelation in some areas of the game and not in others. This game pays homage to classic adventures similar to The Journeyman Project and Myst. It is to my understanding that the original ASA: A Space Adventure released sometime in 2013, I have not played that so I can't compare gameplay to the original. What I can tell you is that I am enjoying what I am playing so far.

There are concerns that "ASA: A Space Adventure Remastered" is a money grab attempt by releasing the same game. The developers have stated that they recreated the game from scratch using a new graphics engine, which includes many bug fixes for issues that plagued the original release. Since I have not played the original release I cannot confirm these bugs. I have been able to compare screenshots and gameplay videos of the original to the remaster. With that said, I can see there is vast visual improvement.


Classic point & click, bring a notebook with your brain. Short attention spans or easily frustrated gamers need to move along. Worth $14.99 if you are familiar to this genre of adventure.
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20 of 20 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.5 hrs on record
Posted: March 6, 2015
I first played ASA: A Space Adventure a while ago - it wasn't remastered back then, nor was it sold on Steam (if memory serves, I bought it from the developer's website). Despite having played it already, I was greatly looking forward to the Steam release - hopefully it can help this wonderful game get some more exposure.

ASA is a broadly "Myst-like" (i.e. first person puzzle-heavy) sci-fi adventure game. If you're a fan of exploration and puzzle solving (studying notes to decipher passwords, exploring the world's nooks and crannies, discovering mysterious contraptions and figuring out their purpose, etc.), then you're bound to love ASA. The puzzles are particularly great, being both challenging and logical - a rare feat for any adventure game.

I'm a big fan of Myst-likes, and having played a whole lot of them, from the Myst series itself to Zork: Grand Inquisitor or the more obscure ones like Schizm or Obsidian, I can safely say that ASA's puzzles and atmosphere are among the best in this subgenre.
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15 of 16 people (94%) found this review helpful
4.0 hrs on record
Posted: March 5, 2015
I previously played ASA when it originally launched on Desura. The game features a slideshow style presentation similar to games such as Myst in which you move forward image-by-image rather than free movement as in a shooter. Although this might seem like a turnoff to many players this method of presentation is really one of ASA’s strengths. It allowed the developer to create very photo-realistic surroundings for you to explore and ensure you see all the sites from the best angles. The result is a game that makes the world feel more real as though you could walk into it and well realized enough that you would want to.
Like games such as Myst, ASA aims to challenge you with difficult but logical puzzles that you may need to write out to help figure out the solutions. The puzzles feel very natural to the environment and although you may struggle to figure them out are very rewarding.
The story for ASA is one that I found very engaging. During the game, you will find journals left behind by a previous explorer. You will explore the adventures of the previous individual through these journals while also making your own and learning a little of the history of a rather fantastic place that you will get to explore.
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13 of 13 people (100%) found this review helpful
12.6 hrs on record
Posted: April 19
ASA: A Space Adventure - Remastered Edition captured me from the very beginning. I launched the game for the very first time and was treated to perhaps the only menu screen to leave an impression on me. I've included a link at the end of this review of a video of the menu screen.

Now I'm sure everyone is wondering what is so significant about a simple menu screen, and I will confess that the menu screen alone doesn't amount to much in any game. However it was what the menu screen represented that was important. Here you have a space adventure game, essentially Myst meets 2001: A Space Odyssey, and the first thing I see upon launching it up is a cinematic reel with short scenes that feel like they could be from a movie like 2001: A Space Odyssey and a chilling song to enhance the effect. Before I have even hit the play button I'm already asking questions about what's going on and the air of mystery and wonder has already been created.

So the question remains, does everything after hitting Play stand up to this menu screen I'm raving about?

In short, in my humble opinion, yes, it absolutely does.

ASA: A Space Adventure is in fact very similar to Myst, a slightly modernized version but still very true to the Myst style. A mysterious black cube appears nearby your spacecraft and lures you out, the next thing you know you're on-board a mysterious ship named 'The Ark'. From then on out, you are left to sift through diary entries left by one Philippe Forte and other clues to try and piece together what has happened on the Ark.

What ensues is a well paced science fiction adventure that hits all the right notes and maintains a good balance of feeding you parts of the story while maintaining an air of mystique. I was particularly impressed with the puzzles in this game. If you played many modern point and click style puzzle games you've no doubt come across a few puzzles whose solutions just seem inane. While some of ASA's puzzles tripped me up for awhile, at no point did I find any of the solutions dissatisfying, and in fact I enjoyed the problem solving process very much in this game. For many puzzles, figuring out the solution requires walking around and finding clues and taking notes. I have about seven or eight pages of notes, diagrams, and solutions that I had to write out, I even used a piece of graphing paper for one puzzle. The fact that I had to take notes alone was very satisfying.

The story in the game is just as impressive as the puzzling is. I found that throughout the game there is always a feeling of mystery and wonder, there are always questions, even at the conclusion of the game (there is a sequel in the works as of this writing called Catyph). Alien worlds, alien races, a gigantic mysterious is most definitely a full fledged science fiction setting. I have mentioned 2001: A Space Odyssey before, drawing similarities to the mystery and oddity of it all, but I also got Interstellar and Stargate vibes as well from the story. Regardless of influences or similarities though, I definitely found the story was well told and was fused together with the puzzles very nicely.

There is, unfortunately, very few games like Myst in today's market, which I find a shame as it's the perfect medium for telling mysterious science fiction stories via a puzzle game. This game is superbly executed and remarkably imaginative, and it's a shame that it's such a hidden gem since it deserves so much more attention and consideration than it currently receives. Anyone at all interested in Myst-esque games or science fiction adventures should not hesitate to give ASA: A Space Adventure a shot, it's a pleasant and interesting experience that is well worth your time.

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10 of 10 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
3.3 hrs on record
Posted: March 12, 2015
An excellent game that brings in sci-fi and creativity to the mix. The game is like the old game called Myst where you have to click on the direction you want to go frame by frame. Its beautiful and really well done. The story is engaging and well thought out. Its an overall expereince that if you are a fan of Myst then this is one game not to miss.
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: March 11, 2015
This is a fantastic game for anyone that likes Myst-like games.

I'm mostly basing my review on the non-hd version of the game.
The story is really interesting, really wanted to know what's going on,
The world we are discovering is enchanting.
I found that puzzles have a really good complexity as well.

I do recommend this game

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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
19.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 15, 2015
You're alone, outside of a space station. You should probably do some maintenance operation but in the beauty of the space, a black cube draws your attention. It's not so far. And it's fascinating. You could probably reach it.

Forgetting the sens of reason, you launch yourself in its direction. You cut your security cable. You're slowly approaching it. Your space suit alerts you that you're going out of oxygen but it doesn't matter. You don't even hear it. You hold the cube in your hands.

Is it the end?

You open your eyes in a white corridor. An aperture lets you see the space, more beautiful than ever. But the architecture of this place doesn't look like anything you know. Where are you, and why? That's what you have to discover.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 16
A pretty neat adventure game inspired by classic FPA games like Myst and RHEM. It lacks some of the polish that those games had, but still has an interesting story, beautiful environments, and some clever (albeit easy) puzzles.

+Extremely good prerendered animations and screens
+Unique sci-fi story told through diaries and the environment
+Very nice soundtrack
+Most of the puzzles are good

-Puzzles are mostly very easy...
-...with the exception of one puzzle near the end which makes absolutely no sense. Even after reading a walkthrough, I still didn't understand it. (this was the only puzzle I needed a walkthrough for)
-The game lacks polish; most of the animations don't "line up" with the screens correctly, so they just suddenly cut and start which breaks immersion.
-On the subject of polish, I found a prerender which contains a texture that has a very clear watermark on top of it. This kind of stuff really shouldn't slip through.
-Many animations show the player character from the third person, and some of the screens are shown from camera angles that the player character clearly couldn't be standing from. This isn't a big deal, it's just one of my pet-peeves as it breaks immersion for me. If you take a look at RHEM and Myst, these games always remain in first-person and all of the prerendered stills are always taken from camera angles that make sense for the player to be standing.

Despite some of its flaws, ASA is still a great adventure game. Definitely going to be giving the sequel, Catyph, a shot after this.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 1
it's a very special game.
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4 of 7 people (57%) found this review helpful
3.4 hrs on record
Posted: March 16, 2015
So far having alot of fun with ASA. It hearkens back to the days of yore when adventure games were just pre-rendered slideshow segments and you had to point and click to get to the next rendered panel. Myst started this series of adventure games and made it VERY famous with Riven which ASA has a nod to at one point in the game. You can tell the devs were insanely influenced by Myst and Riven. The puzzles take some brain bytes to figure out. After a few hours I can say its definately a fun game, but not worth 15 bucks. A game like this I would've paid 5 for if I weren't a Myst fan.

I sort of impulsed bought this game just because it mentioned Myst, which was good marketing. I still haven't finished it at the time of this review but I've pretty much seen what the game is mostly about.

As the others have said, you are following another astronaught that became stuck on the "Ark". You read his journal's and follow his clues that he leaves for whomever finds their way onto the Ark.

The game is eerie at times and beautiful at others. The music isn't bad, my only beef with it is it loops over and over. There is zero ambience if you turn the music off which leaves you with no sound AT ALL. There is literally no ambient sound when you turn off the music, leaving the game feeling empty. Maybe this'll change once I get off the Ark but right now it sucks.

Do I recommend for a buy? If you are a die hard Myst fan then yes. If not, pass.
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0.1 hrs
Posted: February 7
on OSX it is completely broken and unplayable - no combination of screen/desktop resolution makes the game content fit the screen or work with the mouse - it is totally unplayable and broken. if your going to release a game for a particular o/s (in this case OSX) it would be best to test it first.
so do i recommend it ? absolutely not.
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0.2 hrs
Posted: December 6, 2015
if you like myst then this is myst but in space. that's all you need to know, really.
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