There's something mysterious about space
Space has always been the ultimate frontier and humanity took to the stars to explore them. Ships got lost and in time, forgotten. And yet they are still out there, waiting to be found to tell their story and you'll be there to listen...
You play as Aryn Vance, who is accompanied by her friend, pilot John Kindley. They are Salvage and Rescue operatives seeking old derelict spacecraft lost in time and in need of help. During the game, John and Aryn set out on a routine salvage expedition of an unknown spacecraft reported to be somewhere in the Casiopea constellation.
Aryn will board these ships not knowing exactly what to expect. This adds a flair of mystery and uncertainty to the game's atmosphere. The gameplay in STARDROP is made up of contextual components. This means that everything in the game has its place and there is a reason for why things are the way they are.
Exploring an old spaceship comes with a lot of excitement and wonder along with the mysteryof simply not knowing what to expect. To accommodate that sense of excitement the game will be designed around that very principal.
STARDROP avoids repetition in its story and gameplay as much as possible. Every area should feels new and tells its own story.
All throughout these ships there will be power generators, control panels, elevators, a security system to avoid as well as other various interactive objects such as computer interfaces and systems.
All of these interfaces will add to the exploration aspect of the game and are carefully integrated into the game's narrative.
The APD helmet
She will have to rely on her helmet's APD Functions, installed with visual enhancements and the ability to inspect her surroundings, spot security cameras and interact with the control panels by using the suit's basic flashlight or the more advanced Object Scanner utility system.
Aryn can also use the helmet's secondary function, the Vision Scanner, to see if her primary view is obstructed. All of these functions need to be utilized in order to advance deeper into the spaceships to uncover their ultimate secrets.
Aryns DataPad keeps track of her mission objectives. It keeps the player focussed on the main goal while leaving room to explore and set his own course.
CREW AND SHIP LOGS
Other DataPads can be found throughout Aryns journey. These logs can contain vital information or clues to secrets as well as simply building a backstory to what life was like on board of these ships and its crew.