an EP by shiftBacktick

Welcome to Alpha Periphery

Explore musical playgrounds

Situated at the edge of explored space, Alpha Periphery is the brightest star of its cluster. It's home to many interconnected worlds to freely explore, including a desert planet, an ocean world, and its icy exomoon.

Sunrise on Alpha Periphery B, overlooking rough desert terrain.

Synthesize new abilities

Equipped with only a scanner and limited cargo space, the surveyor must gather materials to synthesize and upgrade their suit components. These confer new abilities that assist their travels and breathe life into old locations.

Three collectible objects in the distance, strewn across mountainous desert terrain.

Uncover a mysterious past

To complete their primary objective, the surveyor notes scientific observations and significant discoveries in their codex. Piecing together artifacts and abandoned structures, they infer the true purpose of Alpha Periphery.

Bright sun obscuring rolling desert terrain, with caption: Uranium collected.

Stay for a while

Every destination in the Alpha Periphery system is an ephemeral space with distinct musical and visual themes. No two moments are quite the same with its procedurally-generated terrain and ambient music systems.

A collectible object atop a desert hill, with caption: Pneumatics +1 upgrade available.


Nighttime desert scene with hundreds of stars and a pyramidal structure looming in the distance.