Worry not, though, valued readers — you can help push game's development progress along just that little bit by coming up with a name of your own.

"We’ve spent a lot longer thinking up the story for our untitled Space Shooter (the name of which is soon to be revealed we promise!), but we haven’t thought of everything," the developer revealed.

"Now we are faced with the challenge of naming the alien race that has descended on our stranded space fleets, and thought why not ask our lovely Twitter followers?

"They fly in attractive (but terrifying of course) formations, shoot at you quite a bit, and have a tendency to swarm."

Futurlab's promising a free copy of the game to anyone that can come up with an appropriate name for the evil alien race. Don't expect to play the game before you die though. We heard Futurlab's targeting a year 5,642 release date alongside The Last Guardian.

[via futurlab.co.uk]