Modern Wolf and Blue Bottle Games have announced Early Access release of noir spaceship-life sim Ostranauts. Developer Blue Bottle Games is already well known for the very excellent Neo Scavenger, so this one should be a real treat!
Check out the trailer above!
More about Ostranauts
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 will be available on PC via Steam Early Access 11th June, 2020. Check here for more information!