InnerSpace now flying through the guts of demigods

Until someone tells me otherwise, I shall assume that new exploratory flying game InnerSpace is set inside guts. InnerSpace may not be based on the 1987 Martin Short movie Innerspace, at least not officially, but when I see that little ship zipping through landscapes resembling vertebrae and celia-fringed tunnels I think: guts. Not that I object to guts, mind. Whatever it is, the game launched today and it looks lovely. See:

Because oh my god Alice stop talking about guts, I’ll turn you over to developers PolyKnight Games for an official description:

“You are the Cartographer. In the final days of the Inverse, you must help the Archaeologist recover the last remaining memories before they are lost forever. Fly through ancient skies and abandoned oceans to discover the lost history of this fading realm, where entire civilizations have vanished, yet their gods still wander.”

I guess I’ve just got guts on the brain. I had a tooth removed yesterday–twisted right out my jaw with a remarkable squeaky wrenching sound–and the lingering taste of blood means my insides are even more insides-y than usual, I suppose. BUT OH, HERE’S POLYKNIGHT AGAIN:

“We want to reward exploration, both in terms of storytelling and the mechanics of flight. If you’re expecting a traditional flight sim with aerial combat, this might not be for you. If you like the idea of a plane that transforms into a submarine, then dives inside the belly of an ancient demigod, you’re in the right place.”


Always bet on guts.

InnerSpace is out now for Windows, Mac, and Linux. It costs £15/€20/$20 on Steam and two quid more on the Humble Store. PolyKnight had partially funded InnerSpace through crowdfunding and here it finally is, albeit two years later than initially planned – Kickstarters, eh?


  1. Ben King says:

    I remember enjoying watching their kick starter promo years ago but had largely forgotten about this one since then. I am excited to get another look at it now.

  2. Pulstar says:

    Reviews aren’t too kind with it. This and AER have proven disappointing unfortunately.

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      particlese says:

      Ah, AER! Thanks for the reminder — I was trying to think of that one the other day and didn’t even know it had come out already.

      Thanks also for the heads-up on their reception. They sound like pretty niche games after going through a number of Steam reviews, but it sounds like those niches they occupy are still my jam.

  3. foop says:

    I think you might mean cilia-fringed rather than Celia-fringed. The latter sounds a little disturbing.

    Also, I have to make an appointment to see my dentist and you are not helping.

  4. Harlander says:

    A game called Inner Space that’s not a remake of Software Dynamics’ 1994 classic Operation: Inner Space is going to have to work hard to get through the thick plug of disappointment it’s made for itself…

  5. Hypocee says:

    I take some care over what normies I tell this, but Channel 4’s Inside Nature’s Giants is perhaps my favourite overall piece of video content – and quite a bit of that…honour…is due to the amount of it that’s about guts. The history of whales’ ruminant chambered stomachs. The theory that elephants’ size is a result of a runaway gut trick. Squid’s oesophagus-through-the-brain trick. Sharks’ special glands. Birds’ and crocs’ gizzards of course. Snakes’ waxing and waning systems. The nightmare jellyfish processor of a sea turtle’s throat.