Since Rockfish Games recently revealed that its roguelike space shooter would be supporting virtual reality (VR) and launching a Kickstarter campaign in August, the studio has now released pre-alpha gameplay footage of EVERSPACE.
EVERSPACE, the spiritual successor to Galaxy on Fire, promises a non-linear story and gameplay. Players awaken onboard a battleship in a remote corner of our galaxy and receive a mysterious command to appear at a specific place. Searching for the origins of their own existence and their newly acquired commander, players must fight their way through uncontrolled territories where they will encounter other skilled combat pilots, both cooperative to hostile. Players not only continually prove their combat skills, but also gather fuel and raw materials in order to travel to various star systems and repair and upgrade their equipment. Unlike in classic roguelikes, progress is not completely lost at the moment of death but rather remains available in the form of persistent upgrades.
Michael Schade, founder and CEO of ROCKFISH Games has said: “With EVERSPACE, we want to build on our successes with the Galaxy on Fireseries and let our 30 million GOF fans experience an even more intense, action-packed outer space adventure with a really exciting story.”
VRFocus will continue to follow the progress of EVERSPACE at report on any further announcements.