A screen from 'Adr1ft.' Beautiful.
This article is best read while listening to this. Just a suggestion.
Space Invaders, 1978. An alien force lays siege to the Earth. They are unbeatable. The Earth will always fall.
Mass Effect 3, 2012. An alien force lays siege to the Earth. They seem unbeatable. They very nearly are. The Earth almost falls.
The vast knowns and unknowns of space have long served as inspiration to video game makers. Usually, space games have involved combat...