Faraway has been in the works for some time, but for many, the upcoming indie game first appeared on the scene a couple months back with the release of the alluring teaser trailer included below, which shows essentially nothing of the gameplay experience, yet still hooks viewers with powerful text, audio, and imagery. Luckily, after playing numerous rounds of Steph Thirion's game at the Fantastic Arcade portion of Fantastic Fest in Austin, Texas this past weekend, I can safely say that the hype built by that slick trailer is well-deserved, as the engaging constellation-creating game is a true standout on the upcoming iOS horizon.
Steph Thirion was one of the iPhone's great early developers. Eliss was one of our favorite games back in the early days of the App Store. Since then, Thirion started working on a game called Faraway that was initially shown back at GDC 2010, but then fell off the map entirely. Now, Thirion is back and gave colleagues and reporters a glimpse at the upcoming game at the Game Developers Conference.