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Ostranauts is an upcoming spaceship-life sim set in the NEO Scavenger universe

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Ostranauts is an upcoming spaceship-life sim set in the NEO Scavenger universe

Game News - posted by Infinitron on Fri 15 February 2019, 01:58:50

Tags: Blue Bottle Games; Daniel Fedor; Ostranauts

The survival-focused roguelike NEO Scavenger was one of our top games of 2014. Soon after its release, creator Daniel Fedor began working on a space-based follow-up, which became known as the "NEO Scavenger space prototype". Four years later, it's been formally revealed as Ostranauts, a "noir spaceship-life sim" set in the NEO Scavenger universe. It's not a direct sequel, though. The teaser trailer rather effectively demonstrates its relation with the original game:

Hey Folks!

I'd like to tell you about my latest game, Ostranauts.

Eight years ago, I began work on NEO Scavenger. And after five years of updates and ports, it was time to begin working on a new game. That game started as simply "space prototype," but has turned into quite a bit more.

So what is 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 will create their captain, build or customize their starting ship from the spoils of their career history, and find ways to keep their motley crew in line, fuel in their tanks, food on their plates, and the debt collectors at bay.

If this sounds interesting to you, you can learn more at the Ostranauts Steam page. Wishlisting it there will give me an idea how much interest there is in this game, and how much time I can spend on it.

And if you know anyone else who might dig this type of game, let them know! Spreading awareness is something everyone can do to help me continue to make games like this.

Thanks for your time, and I look forward to seeing the stories you create in Ostranauts!

Daniel Fedor
Founder, Blue Bottle Games, LLC

PS: Is this a sequel to NEO Scavenger? Not directly. Think of it more as a parallel story involving different characters, but in the same universe. An official sequel, continuing Philip Kindred's adventure, is still on my wishlist of games to make.
Ostranauts seems to be more of a RimWorld-esque sim game than a traditional RPG, although as stated it does have a player character that you create. Regardless, we loved NEO Scavenger, so I'm happy to give it some attention. You can wishlist Ostranauts here. According to the FAQ, it's coming out on Early Access later this year.

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