ROCKFISH Games has provided the first information on the new intellectual property (IP) from the indie studio based in Hamburg, Germany. Founded by mobile videogame veterans Michael Schade and Christian Lohr, ROCKFISH Games have announced the spiritual successor to the Galaxy on Fire series, EVERSPACE.
A roguelike 3D space shooter for Windows PC, EVERSPACE 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. Death will be a constant companion and constantly recurring flashbacks of the protagonist will gradually shine a light in the darkness of the mission.
“With EVERSPACE, we want to build on our successes with the Galaxy on Fire series and let our 30 million GOF fans experience an even more intense, action-packed outer space adventure with a really exciting story,” says Michael Schade, founder and CEO of ROCKFISH Games. “We consciously chose the PC as a platform, because there we can get the highest computing power for absolutely fantastic graphics and outstanding sound. For another thing, we are relying on players who are ready to pay once for high quality and then be able to play endlessly – and that business model simply works best on Steam.”
EVERSPACE for the PC is expected to be released second half in 2016 on Steam and other digital distribution platforms. ROCKFISH Games has confirmed to VRFocus that the title will support virtual reality (VR), but in what context and what head-mounted displays will be compatible is not yet known. VRFocus will endeavour to keep you updated with all the latest details on EVERSPACE moving forward.