Creepy Jars’ co-op hybrid shooter Chimera rebranded to StarRupture


Polish developer Creepy Jar has announced a new title for Chimera, their co-op hybrid shooter announced earlier this year.

Their promising new cooperative genre-mashing shooter is now titled StarRupture, and will release for Windows PC (via Steam). A release date wasn’t announced.

“We wanted to come up with a new title that more accurately described the dangerous sci-fi world we’re creating,” Creepy Jar founder and CEO Krzysztof Kwiatek said. “We had to break away from the mythology-based roots of Chimera and we landed on StarRupture. Originating from the base word ‘rupture’—as in a break or a disturbance—the new name also closely ties to the name of the planet’s star which is aptly named, Ruptura.”

Here’s a rundown on the game, plus its first dev diary:

The unique name ‘StarRupture’ also facilitates the promotion of the game and its online positioning, as well as enables better global protection of the verbal trademark. For a deeper look into the name change and everything that the team’s been working on since the game’s reveal, Creepy Jar has released the first in what will be an ongoing series of devlogs for StarRupture.

As the developers work towards StarRupture’s Early Access PC launch, Creepy Jar will release further devlogs in the coming months for exclusive behind-the-scenes looks at the development process. Everything from production milestones to sneak peeks at some of the game’s many mechanics, enemies, and mysteries are all on the table. Known for their eagerness to be transparent with their community, Creepy Jar is excited to continue sharing updates with fans of StarRupture as much as they focused on doing so with Green Hell.

StarRupture sets itself in the story of man versus nature taking place in an otherworldly and breathtaking sci-fi environment where elemental cataclysms of extreme temperatures loom as a constant danger. The player takes up the mantle of a convict exiled from the Earth to serve their sentence by mining and expanding industrial production alongside researching new technology on a seemingly hospitable new planet rife with mystery and danger. Tasked with surviving the waves of fiery inferno or extreme cold—not to mention facing down against hostile enemy monsters in tense combat—each cycle spells destruction yet ushers in a new era of growth and rebuilding. Whether solo or as part of an up-to-4-player co-op experience, players will explore, adapt, mine, gather resources, and build complex machinery to survive and prosper.

Though by definition it is a base-building simulator, StarRupture is much more. The game will invite players to push beyond, to stay resilient and sharp against every assault, building and forming prior to the cycling eviscerating conditions on an otherwise beautiful planet. For fans of builders, management, sci-fi action, and combat StarRupture will challenge all comers to utilize the technology at their fingertips and weather both the extremities and fierce enemies in order to survive and create a prosperous industrial complex.



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