Rochard hits the PlayStation store today

The first game from independent developer Recoil Games is out on PSN today. Rochard is the mysterious tale of a space trucker, his sweet hat, and his mighty gravity-defying G-Lifter that he uses to solve puzzles and battle space enemies. Along with the release, Sony and Recoil Games have put together a launch trailer to give you an idea of what the game is all about.

Rochard has the feel of a much sillier Shadow Complex — one that isn't afraid to add some goofy aliens and make fun of its own science fiction roots. Now that the game is out, there's plenty of time for space-jokes, but for a while during development the Rochard’s future was uncertain.

“During development, we’ve been close to insolvency after the financial crisis of 2008, we’ve had technological setbacks that have resulted in us rebuilding content that we had already signed off on and even had to switch offices during a critical phase of production due to some manner of mold infestation hell-bent on sidelining Rochard,” explains Recoil Games in a post on the game’s official site.

It isn't easy being an indie developer. Read our review – and if you want to try out Recoil's inaugural effort, you can download Rochard on PSN for $9.99.

Sep 28, 2011