Starship Damrey Writer And Designer Explain Their “No Guide” Approach

By Ishaan . May 16, 2013 . 2:00pm



Footage of Level 5’s Guild 02 game The Starship Damrey has been scarce. The suspense adventure game is available on the Nintendo eShop now, but in case you want to take a closer look before you decide to spend the $8 on it, you can watch a trailer above, which shows writer Takemaru Abiko and game designer Kazuya Asano discussing the game and their goal to something that evoked nostalgia but also felt new.


“Back in the day, games didn’t give players much to go on, and you could get stuck right at the beginning,” Abiko explains. “That’s kind of what we were going for on this project.”


The Starship Damrey is available in both North America and Europe today.

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  • buying ASAP. this is exactly the kind of game I want on my 3DS.

  • uduvicio01

    It’s great but it lasts something like 2 or 3 hours

    • Hraesvelgr

      It’s also $8. A lot of games are that length or barely longer and are at least five times that price.

      • Ferofax

        Tell me then, does the game overall quality not justify the price?

        Besides, I’m just glad they got localized.

  • Ouch My Head Said Dionysus

    It’s not true. The game opens with text saying ‘There is no tutorial in this game” and then launches you into a tutorial puzzle, holding your hand the whole way.

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