Space-warping arcade shooter Curved Space blasts into open beta on Steam today

Wrangle interdimensional spiders & vote on the final boss’ soundtrack before it launches this Fall

Edmonton, Canada — Only By Midnight cordially invite everyone to try out the open PC beta for their debut title, Curved Space. A dizzying blend of third-person and twin-stick arcade shooter styles, the full game is due out this Fall on Steam, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Lucky PC players can get a first taste of the synthwave-tinged neon fun to come today, and help shape its future. Players can try a demo on Steam here and collect their access code for the beta on the Only By Midnight Discord channel here.

The beta version contains the first act of the story mode, taking players through basic training, several stages of spider-wrangling action and culminating in a massive boss battle. Beta players will also have access to a content-restricted version of the endless Survival mode, for those who really want to put their ship through its paces. Lastly, beta players will be invited to vote on which of six tracks from synthwave label FiXT Neon will accompany the game’s dramatic final battle.


The tracks in the running to accompany the story mode’s mind-bending finale are:

Players can listen to all six tracks here & find for details on how to cast your vote in-game.



● 2D twin-stick style shooter action wrapped around gravity-defying warped 3D arenas. 

● High-energy synthwave soundtrack featuring artists Scandroid , Fury Weekend & 3Force . 

● Master advanced ship systems. Energy lashes, dash-boosters and Overdrive Mode. 

● A non-linear Story Mode sends players down unpredictable timelines to strange endings. 

● Stylish comic-style cutscenes from Heavy Metal artist Kyle Charles. 

● Tons of weird and wonderful alien insects to battle, lasso and leech energy from. 

● Face massive multi-stage boss battles in Story and Survival Mode. 

● Over twenty weapons, from laser cannons to magnetic throwing blades. 


Curved Space launches this Fall on Steam, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Release date TBA.

Read more about Curved Space on its official website here and Steam store page here.

Press assets are available here. Beta access is available via the Only By Midnight Discord channel here.

Dominic Tarason

Media Contact, Vicarious PR

About Only By Midnight Ltd

Only By Midnight is owned and operated by a husband and wife team in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. 

Andrew Czarnietzki is the lead developer, functioning as Designer, Programmer, and Artist. Andrew has over 15 years’ experience in the games industry. He is a co-founder of Serious Labs and has shipped 16 serious game titles as Programmer and Lead Designer, including a line of award-winning VR Crane simulators. Only By Midnight represents Andrew applying his expertise from the serious games space towards entertainment for the simple joy and love of making games. 

Jen Laface is part communications and part storyteller. She has over 10 years’ experience as a science fiction and fantasy writer and editor, and served as Publisher’s Assistant of Canada’s longest-running science fiction and fantasy short fiction magazine, On Spec. She is primarily responsible for story, marketing, and quality assurance.