Space adventure No Man's Sky is one of next-gen's most ambitious titles

Next-gen indie game set in a procedural sci-fi world.

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UK indie developer Hello Games, maker of the Joe Danger series, has announced No Man's Sky for next-gen platforms.

The game, set in a sci-fi universe, was unveiled at the 2013 Spike VGX awards. Hello Games founder Sean Murray mentioned Isaac Asimov and Arthur C. Clarke as influences to the game's procedural sci-fi world.

An impressive trailer of the ambitious game was shown, showing both exploration and space combat in the game's universe. Hello Games, a four-person development team, said the game was being developed for next-gen, but did not mention specific platforms.

"We wanted to make a game about exploration and we wanted to make a game that was real," said Murray. Mentioning a player looking at the stars in the sky, he added "if you can see it, you can walk there."

Planets have their own ecology and ecosystems. Everyone is playing in the same universe, and Murray said that there would also be persistent features.

Murray also added that the series' previous work with Joe Danger was a stepping stone for development for No Man's Sky.

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