Hey, look at this cool game that I don’t know where it came from! Reassembly, by one Anisoptera Games, bills itself as a spaceship construction and fleet action engine. Crafting complex ships from simple parts and then conquering the universe, yeah! Sounds like a pretty interesting way to burn a lazy week, if nothing else. And it’s not like I’m a stranger to universal domination.
Strange thing, though… I own Reassembly. I’ve owned Reassembly for a while, in fact: its icon has had a set place on my desktop for at least a few weeks now. And… I don’t know why I own it? Or how? As far as I can tell it’s not free-to-play, so I must’ve actively gotten it at some point. But searches through my email inbox for either ‘Reassembly’ or ‘Anisoptera’ come up more or less blank. No Steam or Paypal receipts, no ‘a friend gifted you this game’, no developer emails or press mailing lists, no bundles of any kind. As far as I can tell, it came from… beyond? Either I scored a Reassembly key in the deep darkness of the unlogged web somewhere, or this game has always existed.
Of course, not knowing where my Reassembly came from just makes me more interested. It’s not just a ship builder and a space adventure, now: it’s a mystery! And what good is a fancy mystery without a good cracking?
(Spoiler levels: Narrative, none, as far as I can tell. Mechanical, medium.)
(Game source: ???)