Finnish indie mobile game under 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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Updated ice planet (March 2014) Updated jungle (January 2014) Prototype screenshots (December 2013)

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

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"Back from Afar looks pretty impressive" via @igdafinland

Apr 4 2014, 1:41pm

New blog post in our #gamedev blog: Looking back (…from Afar)

Apr 3 2014, 1:11pm

New blog post in our #gamedev blog: Of the Story

Mar 30 2014, 1:54pm

New blog post in our #gamedev blog: Original game concept: Afar

Mar 23 2014, 3:30pm

New blog post in our #gamedev blog: Dev post: Hybrid's point of view

Mar 21 2014, 6:18pm

There's now a background story about our development team and Expa Game Club in our blog: #gamedev #blog

Mar 16 2014, 2:59pm

@TheMightyGit Loving the colors!

Mar 15 2014, 8:16am

Back From Afar gameplay teaser video now at: !

Mar 15 2014, 7:18am

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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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