Mad Head Games revealed the trailer for Scars Above live on Gamescom

Scars Above – the challenging sci-fi third-person action adventure shooter – created by Serbian developer Mad Head Games and published by Prime Matter – was revealed to the world at last night’s Gamescom Opening Night Live in Cologne, Germany. Scars above will release on PC, Gen 8 and Gen 9 consoles in early 2023.

We are glad that one of our members Mad Head Games is at Gamescom this year and that Serbia and the region are represented in the best light through talent. This year, 10 MHG members went to the conference, mostly to exclusively present the game to journalists, but also as a reward for a great job done on the project.

Scars Above

Combining the rewarding feel of overcoming difficulty with a compelling and intricate story – set on a mysterious alien world to explore – viewers across the world got to experience both the prologue and some of the elements of the game itself.

The title – which has been in development for some time – is scheduled to release in early 2023 on PC, Gen 8 and Gen 9 consoles

The Plot

A colossal and enigmatic alien structure appears in Earth’s orbit and stuns the entire world; humanity names it ‘The Metahedron’. The Sentient Contact Assessment and Response team (SCAR) – consisting of scientists and engineers – is sent to investigate. 

Things don’t go as planned and the Metahedron hauls the team across space onto a mysterious extrasolar planet. Playing the role of Dr Kate Ward – a SCAR member – who wakes up dazed, alone in a strange, hostile environment. Determined to survive, you set out to find your crew and unravel the mystery behind what’s happened.


Kate is an astronaut and a scientist – not a soldier – but she’s resourceful and determined to do anything to survive.
Use a combination of ranged weapons, devices, consumables and melee attacks, you need to manage stamina as you run, dodge, exploit weak points and discover effective tactics to defeat your foes.
Combine different elemental attacks to beat the odds and break through otherwise impassable obstacles.
Craft different items and gadgets to aid you against the countless threats in this exoplanet.


Immerse yourself in a carefully crafted adventure, inspired by the sci-fi classics.
Explore an alien world filled with countless threats, gorgeous landscapes and ruins hinting of an ancient – yet advanced – civilisation that somehow disappeared.
Journey through different biomes, such as marshlands, freezing wastelands, underground caverns and alien facilities  – all with their own set of challenges, enemies, secrets and environmental hazards.


Kate is a scientist to her core and you’ll use that scientific expertise to extract information from your surroundings by scanning artifacts, materials and creatures in order to learn about their features, properties and weaknesses.

As you explore your surroundings, you will conduct analysis and gain knowledge which will allow you to craft new gadgets, weapons and unlock abilities in Xenobiology and Engineering trees.


Ghastly enemy designs – with diverse strategies and tactics – will keep encounters fresh, forcing you to find creative ways to defeat them.

Scars above will release on PC, Gen 8 and Gen 9 consoles in early 2023


About Mad Head Games: 

Mad Head Games is one of the pioneers of game development in Serbia. Founded in 2011, it quickly grew into an industry leader, blazing the trail for all up-and-coming domestic game developers. The company is known for its innovative approach to casual adventure games, and after years of consecutive successes, it is expanding into new genres, developing new projects, and boldly making headway into new territory – action games for PC and consoles.


About Prime Matter:

Headquartered in Munich, Germany, Prime Matter the premium gaming label dedicated to delivering a range of diverse and immersive games from amazing gaming development talent all around the globe.

Working across projects of all styles, scopes and sizes, single-player, co-op to live ops, from producing to publishing, from ambitious teams taking their first step that need full support without compromising their dream to larger established successful studios searching that next step in the global market and building of brands.

Prime Matter looks to lead through creativity, expression and passion, with games that will grip and enchant with enthralling story-telling, winning an audience with its incredible moments and larger-than-life experiences. Prime Matter is a proud member of the PLAION Group, formerly known as Koch Media.