London, UK // May 28, 2020 – Progressive indie publisher Modern Wolf and NEO Scavenger developer Blue Bottle Games are delighted to announce that “Ostranauts” will be available in Early Access on Steam from 11th June 2020.
In this noir spaceship-life sim, players start out as a spaceship captain and have to carefully hire a crew before attempting to survive in the savage world of a ravaged solar system.
The game challenges players to design a one-of-a-kind spaceship, manage their rag-tag crew’s physical and emotional needs, whilst keeping their junker of a ship from falling apart. If that wasn’t enough, there is always the looming threat of bankruptcy lingering over everyone’s heads, as well as fending off a whole host of chaotic problems that could be just around the corner…
Early Access for Ostranauts will start by allowing players to begin their adventure as a spaceship captain – fixing up their ship and getting it space worthy, whilst socialising with NPCs and kick-starting their salvaging career.
Ostranauts is a detailed simulation of owning and living aboard a spaceship, in a solar system where honest living is a slow death sentence. Set in the NEO Scavenger universe, where Earth has suffered cataclysmic collapse, the rest of the System lives on in a state of capitalistic dystopia.
Players can customise everything about their starting character including looks, name and pronoun preferences before setting out into the vast expanse of space. They will then build or customize their starting ship from the spoils of their career history, and find ways to keep their motley crew happy, fuel in their tanks, food on their plates, and the debt collectors at bay.
Succeed and shoot for the stars or crash and burn from the consequences of your actions!
Detailed Custom Ship Design
Players can build their ship, in any shape, from functioning modular parts. The parts have physical properties, interact with each other, and can wear out over time.
Crew members have physiological and emotional needs, from basal necessities like food, water, oxygen, and temperature, to more esoteric needs like privacy, security, intimacy, and esteem.
What can players expect in the first wave of Early Access:
Assume the role of captain repairing your spaceship to get it ready for dust off
Starting on shipbreaker career – salvaging from derelict ships around K-Leg station to get their junker ready to fly
Socialising with NPCs
Fly to different worlds completing tasks, get more tools for characters and parts for the ship
Encounter a variety of ship types, makes and models
Combat elements – space battle and hand to hand
Meeting with other ships – possible hostile encounters (you never know who to trust)
Ostranauts is now available to wishlist on Steam.
Steam Page: https://store.steampowered.com/app/1022980/Ostranauts/
Modern Wolf is a progressive publisher of video games, founded in 2019 by Fernando Rizo and Andreas Gschwari. Based in London, Modern Wolf works with game developers all over the world to make strategy and strategy-adjacent games.
Blue Bottle Games
Founded by BioWare veteran Dan Fedor, Blue Bottle Games is a Seattle-based developer of core role-playing games. The company’s first title, NEO Scavenger, was one of Rock Paper Shotgun’s Bestest Best Games of 2014.
Follow Blue Bottle Games on Twitter at @BlueBottleGames
Jonas “O.J” Ek
The Gaming Ground
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