Residual 4+

The surface is just the start

Pascal Bestebroer

Designed for iPad

    • 3.3 • 11 Ratings
    • $5.99



A big adventure awaits!

Residual… a new breed of survival platformer from OrangePixel.

In a forgotten galaxy full of strange planets, a lone explorer crash-lands on one with an ancient alien secret. Venture forth from the shipwreck across a harsh, unpredictable, procedurally generated world. Harvest food and make campfires to stay alive. Craft science-fiction survival tools like teleporters and mining devices. Unearth alien technology capable of repairing the ship. Hunger, cosmic storms, hostile plant life and the mysterious ooze are among the many obstacles you’ll face.

You won’t be alone! PDB (a snarky floating Personal Disaster Bot) will follow and assist you along the way. Sometimes. PDB also helps you discover the hidden lore, revealing the history of the planet as you explore deeper and deeper, assuming you can survive!

OrangePixel’s uniquely designed Nature Engine generates 1000’s of planets from a vast set of environment-based rules, then drops explorers on a world brimming with potential. If a planet orbits close to the sun, intense heat, high winds, and sparse vegetation will pose a set of challenges wildly different from other worlds. Further from the sun, long nights make stamina easier to maintain, but reduced solar power turns every suit function—like scanning the planet—into a critical decision.

Residual welcomes players to a non-violent survival experience with limitless possibilities and no traditional combat. Jump and descend through colorful, highly detailed pixel art evoking classic 2D platformers. Solve light puzzles to reveal secrets of a long-lost civilization. Select a male, female, or non-binary protagonist, customize survival parameters like how fast time advances, and race to repair the ship, dig up ancient secrets, or collect data entries on hundreds of undiscovered objects.

What’s New

Version 1.2.2

- Fixed issues with gamepads not working

Ratings and Reviews

3.3 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

AmateurCrastinator ,

Looks like it has a lot of potential, but mobile controls aren’t great

To be honest I’ve only played about five minutes, and the game looks interesting but mobile controls are clunky and keep me from wanting to play more. If there was an option for a virtual joystick I think that would be best, but the current directional buttons aren’t always responsive and their position isn’t that comfortable, even with different sizes. If this were improved, id be glad to return to the game and give it another shot.

Edawg7l ,

Dark and random

I really enjoy the game. After buying it on iOS, I grabbed it during a Steam sale as well. On the PC I was able to have success. The problem with this version - it is too dark. I realize I could craft torches, but those don’t last long enough (and crafting materials are limited in the game). Also, I get the sense that the random generation accidentally creates blocked areas that were intended to be passages. At this point, I’ve managed to grab sealant on one world. I have certainly spent time on this game and enjoy many aspects. However, the planets all seem to create an accidental dead end which halts progress.

rhljk14 ,


Really think I would enjoy this game. But the controls are an issue. Really needs controller support.

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