New The Solus Project Trailer Showcases The Power of Unreal Engine 4

Alessio Palumbo
Posted 1 year ago

Thanks to Epic’s Unreal Engine 4, many indie projects are coming to life packed with stunning visuals. The brand new The Solus Project trailer is an example of this, showing eight minutes of uninterrupted gameplay with dynamic weather, survival elements and puzzles.

The Solus Project is a first person, single player only survival game. Here’s the official description:

THE SOLUS PROJECT strands you on an alien planet, and challenges you to get to grips with the harsh environment as you struggle to find a way to send a signal home, and save the human race in the process.

Earth is on the brink of destruction and you are sent to explore a distant planet. After years of space travel you arrive but experience a catastrophic landing.

With your team members dead and your equipment destroyed you have no way of communicating with – or receiving help from an Earth that might no longer exist… you are completely and utterly alone.


Survive through exploration. Unlock the depths of the uncharted planet, and the secrets buried deep below. Delve into huge cave systems and tombs and uncover over 200 secrets.

Atmosphere rich environment that is fully dynamic. A day and night cycle and a dynamic weather system that calculates temperature/humidity/wind. Ocean tides. Plants respond to the climate. Storms form. Earthquakes happen.

Survive the extreme climate, tornadoes, storms, meteors, lightning, and not least the dark secrets burried beneath the surface.


Plants grow and rot. Ocean tide based on the moon. Your body responds to everything from getting wet to lack of sleep to walking uphill to the humidity. Hundreds of upgrades to be found. Secret areas within secret areas within secret areas.

Your death means the end of mankind. Save us and rebuild a communication device to phone home, by scavenging useful items.

Be a pioneer, an archeologist, and an astronaut to explore a mysterious alien planet. The adventure has a beginning and an end, but it is a harsh world. A mistake will cost you your life.

Many kilometers/miles of alien islands, caves, and tombs.

The Ball
Spiritual successor to The Ball. Same universe, same backstory, same atmosphere.

The Solus Project is the result of the collaboration between GRIP Digital (based in Prague, Czech Republic) and Teotl Studios (based in Uppsala, Sweden). It is currently set for an early 2016 release date on PC and Xbox One.

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