Play as an angel known as Abby in this retro shooter based on flash cartoons and sprite comics of days gone by focused on interactivity, verticality and cool weapons.
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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“Early access will allow us to get feedback on the project as it changes, while getting funding to help improve the project to make it the best we can.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“Roughly 1 to 2 years.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“As more content is added, we'll add more levels, textures, weapons, and more characters with voice acting. We might even be able to hire new artists to help improve or replace the art assets to improve the quality of the art.

Each stage of Early Access will involve adding new Episodes, with patches and improvements in-between each episode's release.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“Currently we're working on Episode 1 - which contains 13 levels, three bosses, and about a dozen enemy variants. The first four levels will be available as a demo for free for anyone, while the full Episode 1 will be released as the initial Early Access version.”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“We will gradually raise the price as we ship new content and features - namely when new episodes appear.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“We're going to use feedback from the Steam Community to help shape the game to be better. We know that the kind of project we're making is a bit ambitious and unconventional, so we hope to improve the project by making it as tight as possible.”
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Planned Release Date: Summer 2022

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About This Game

Who Wants Some Wing?


Project Absentia is a retro FPS inspired by 2000s-2010s flash animations and sprite comics, with vertical, aerial, elemental combat as the main focus.

You play as Abby, an angel who has been captured by the Orkan Corporation, along with her girlfriend Aurora, and her best friend Orion. You break free of your captors, but your friends are still captive. Armed with only a Tommy Gun, your gliding abilities and your wits, you must jump and glide and move around to get the high ground against your enemies. They don't know who they're messing with, and no one messes with Abby.

  • Three episodes in total - Heaven, Hell and the Elder Realm serve as your backdrop as you search for your friends.
  • Huge levels focused on emulating physical locations - lived-in mines, castles, apartments, entertainment districts, derilect ships and more.
  • A huge armory - tons of weapons lying around. Use the Hailer to freeze your enemies. Missile Launchers blow your enemies apart. Drain health with the man-eating plant known as Blitzcraig. Use the trusty double-barreled shotgun to shred your foes. Oh, and make 'em taste the rainbow with the Rainbowitzer. Just to name a few!
  • Interactive elements - vending machines, breakable glass, mini-golf, water coolers, mirrors, just to name a few! Feel free to play with the environment.
  • Fully voice acted cast - with a broad cast of characters
  • Accessibility options - colorblind options, subtitles, and adjustable controls and FOV.

Mature Content Description

The developers describe the content like this:

Project Absentia contains wanton and gratuitous violence, strong language, and degeneracy.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 7, 8.x, or 10 (64-bit only)
    • Processor: 2.4GHz Multi-Core Processor
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 3.3 or Vulkan - Dedicated Graphics Preferred
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Onboard Sound
    • Additional Notes: Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system, and non-potato hardware
    Recommended:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 10 (64-bit only)
    • Processor: Intel i5, Ryzen 5 or above
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Vulkan Dedicated Graphics - NVidia GeForce 1080
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Some Hi-Fi Audio Thing
    • Additional Notes: Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system, and non-potato hardware
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