Too cheap to buy Dead Space? Check out The Breach, a game that borrows heavily from the plot and ambiance of Visceral Games’ survival-horror series.

The crew of Hermes, a prototype starship, is failing to respond to any communication attempts. Now, we all know they’re just too busy sleeping or drunkenly partying all the time to pick up the phone, but let’s send a guy to investigate just in case.

You’re a space dude in a space suit with a space gun. Kills will earn you experience which you can use toupgrade health, damage, and shields. It’s nothing too out of the ordinary, but it’s still a solid side-scrolling shooter. And the visuals are all done in an endearing, hand-drawn art style.

Check it out, then slap yourself for not trying Dead Space yet.

Play it here.