Glitchhikers: The Spaces Between
A downloadable game for Windows and macOS
In 2014 a short experimental altgame, Glitchhikers: First Drive, was released here on itch.io, becoming a surprise cult-classic and critical hit. Glitchhikers: The Spaces Between delivers on the promise of First Drive, with an expanded full-length experience, reborn and reimagined.
Glitchhikers: The Spaces Between launches on March 31st.
What do you see up there, when you consider the infinity around us? And as you wander on your own journey, who are the strange, unworldly others who probe those questions as they pass like ghosts through your travels? Were they ever really real?
Glitchhikers: The Spaces Between is about the thoughts that exist between destinations, the parts of journeys that dominate our time but not our attention, when our minds wander to parts of ourselves and our world normally left unexamined. On a late night highway drive, a quiet train car in the early hours, a walk through a moonlit park, or the endless wait in a deserted airport, we listen to weird music amid the ambient announcements of delays, and question our place in the universe.
Inspired by long travel and the stream of consciousness it fosters, Glitchhikers asks you to look inward. Find the answers to your questions, and question the answers you receive. Ruminate on life, the universe, our place and purpose in it. Voyage through a freeform narrative experience, converse with the endless inevitability, and explore the cosmic, hopeful world you find yourself in.
No pressure, no failure, no optimal path, no journey exactly the same. Glitchhikers: The Spaces Between is an introspective freeform game where the player picks a journey, slips into that liminal space and has a unique experience travelling into their own thoughts, guided by the characters they meet along the way.
A late night drive, a deserted airport lounge, a moonlit walk through an empty park, a quiet carriage on an overnight train, a 24-hour convenience store. Never the ultimate destination, spending time in the inbetween creates a setting for contemplation and reflection, a mood that exists in these liminal spaces.
The hikers you meet on each journey will travel with you for a time, offering thought-provoking conversations, and questioning your place in the universe. Who will you meet? What will you talk about? Were they real or just a figment of your imagination?
|Release date||Mar 31, 2022|
|Authors||Fellow Traveller, Silverstring Media|
|Tags||3D, Atmospheric, Narrative, Story Rich|
|Average session||About a half-hour|
|Languages||English, Chinese (Simplified)|
|Inputs||Keyboard, Mouse, Xbox controller|
|Accessibility||Subtitles, Configurable controls|
|Links||Steam, Homepage, Twitter|
In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $9.74 USD. You will get access to the following files: