Finnish indie mobile game under further development by Expa Game Club. The game was released for Android at first by EXPA - IGDA Finland Jyväskylä Hub on April 17th, 2014. The main character is an anonymous kid who is being bullied at school for wearing an astronaut's helmet and playing with a toy rocket. When the other kids are trying to steal the rocket, the kid escapes to another dimension. By traveling through space, the kid gathers courage to face the conflict. The actual playing is done by flying with point-click movements, with an option to use turbo thrusters. Finish the level fast enough, collect all of the orbs or find a collectible for achievement medals!

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New blog post in our #gamedev blog: Jungle experiments and yesterday's daily #scrum

Aug 5 2014, 5:47am

Waking up from our summer slumber and working on making the game more interesting. Hoping to see some dark sides soon. #gamedev #indiedev

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May 1 2014, 6:02am

The black screen issue for some Android devices should now be fixed. Tell us if it isn't :) #gamedev #bugs #android #games

May 1 2014, 5:52am

New blog post in our #gamedev blog: Back From Afar v1.0 release on Android

Apr 26 2014, 9:21am

A few bugs were fixed in today's update. We'll continue fixing the bugs and also think about new features. Any ideas? #gamedev #android

Apr 24 2014, 10:17am

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Apr 17 2014, 2:53pm

Back From Afar is now released for Android! Go try it out & tell us what you think :) #gamedev #androidgames #android

Apr 17 2014, 1:58pm

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copaeci Feb 27 2014, 10:27am says:

What is the min requirement spec to run this game?

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JenniEGC Mar 4 2014, 9:16am replied:

First of all, sorry it took long to answer your question! The game has worked on all of our devices so far, with the oldest Android version having been 4.0.4. We'll try to get our hands on older devices though and test more. :)

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copaeci Apr 20 2014, 12:40pm replied:

Hello, my friend tried to play this game on his samsung galaxy note 3 android kit Kat, but the game crashes constantly, also happened with my other friend who use android jelly bean on his HTC. I can't try this game yet since I don't have any good android device. However, this game looks promising enough in my eyes, but too bad both of my friends said if the game was unplayable cause by crashed.
Hope you fix this soon

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JenniEGC Apr 20 2014, 1:26pm replied:

I'm sorry to hear that the game isn't working, but thank you for letting us know! We'll try to fix it as soon as possible.

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