The spaceship crash survival game 'Symmetry' is free right now on GOG

A spaceship crew marooned on an alien planet is a staple of science fiction. Just about every "Star Trek (opens in new tab)" series has a version of it and the Space Family Robinson dealt with it just about every week on the original "Lost in Space (opens in new tab)" series. So it's no surprise to see the trope appear in "Symmetry," a survival game released in 2018, which puts you in charge of your own embattled crew.

According to our friends at PC Gamer (opens in new tab), "Symmetry" is free right now on the GOG games website (opens in new tab), but you'd better act fast. This deal ends on Sunday, April 5, at 9 a.m. EDT (1300 GMT). 

In "Symmetry" from publisher IMGN Pro, you star as the captain of a crew stranded on an alien planet. Your mission: "Bring them home," as the game trailer says (opens in new tab). But to do that, you have to manage your crew, repair your ship and survive the elements and apparently a sinister force. 

"Gathering all the parts required to repair the spaceship becomes a race against time, as extreme weather conditions and life-threatening supernatural activities become more and more present," reads a game description on GOG (opens in new tab).

A scene from the spaceship crash survival game "Symmetry." (Image credit: IMGN Pro)

As a space fan, I found the game's visual design and audio score absolutely enthralling, with the promise of a "non-obvious" plot and "ominous presence" on the planet hard to resist. And with a price set at "Free," there's little risk to try it out.

To land "Symmetry" on your own (see, that's a spaceship joke), you can snag the deal at the top of the GOG website's homepage by clicking "Get it free" or grab it directly from GOG's "Symmetry" page here (opens in new tab) and selecting "Go to giveaway."

GOG also has some other space games on sale. 

The space travel game "The Long Journey Home (opens in new tab)" is 84% off its normal $29.99 (it's $4.79 for now) and strands you on the wrong side of the universe after a trip to Alpha Centauri goes wrong. 

The brand-new game "In Other Waters (opens in new tab)" is 10% its $14.99 price if you're interested in playing a xenobiologist on the planet Gliese 677Cc who discovers extraterrestrial life and alien oceans while searching for her friend. You can read an "In Other Waters" review from PC Gamer here (opens in new tab).

So there's plenty to choose from if you're looking for a new space game to tackle while staying at home.

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Tariq Malik

Tariq is the Editor-in-Chief of and joined the team in 2001, first as an intern and staff writer, and later as an editor. He covers human spaceflight, exploration and space science, as well as skywatching and entertainment. He became's Managing Editor in 2009 and Editor-in-Chief in 2019. Before joining, Tariq was a staff reporter for The Los Angeles Times covering education and city beats in La Habra, Fullerton and Huntington Beach. In October 2022, Tariq received the Harry Kolcum Award (opens in new tab) for excellence in space reporting from the National Space Club Florida Committee. He is also an Eagle Scout (yes, he has the Space Exploration merit badge) and went to Space Camp four times as a kid and a fifth time as an adult. He has journalism degrees from the University of Southern California and New York University. You can find Tariq at and as the co-host to the This Week In Space podcast (opens in new tab) with space historian Rod Pyle on the TWiT network (opens in new tab). To see his latest project, you can follow Tariq on Twitter @tariqjmalik (opens in new tab).