In August 2015 indie developer ROCKFISH Games launched a Kickstarter crowd-funding campaign for its rogue-like space shooter EVERSPACE. The campaign was hugely successful managing to secure almost double the funding goal. Then over the course of 2016 the studio has held a closed alpha and beta to test the title prior to launch. Today ROCKFISH Games has now released EVERSPACE on Steam Early Access.
EVERSPACE is a single-player space shooter where players will be able to engage in dogfights, mine resources to craft equipment and ship modifications, loot blueprints for exotic weaponry and much more.
For launch EVERSPACE will be very similar to the beta, with bugs fixed and some new features included. There’s an all-new boss fight, new voice-acted dialogue, a different planet type, additional Outlaw stations as well as interface and gameplay improvements. have been added.
Then over the next few months additional player ships will be added: The Colonial Scout and the Colonial Gunship. The Colonial Scout is smaller than the current Colonial Interceptor, featuring extra manoeuvrability, a higher top speed but a weaker hull, a cloaking device and sniper weapons. While the Colonial Gunship will be the slowest ship but with a stronger hull and upgradeable turret.
“We have been working closely with our fans since our Kickstarter in August 2015 and we are super excited to eventually launch EVERSPACE through Steam and GOG.com,” said Michael Schade, CEO and co-founder of ROCKFISH Games. “It comes with over 300 new features, tweaks and bug fixes, largely based on community feedback since the initial Alpha release and we look forward to keep working closely with our fans to make EVERSPACE as exciting and long-lasting as we can.“
The videogame is available to download now for $29.99 USD / €27.99 EUR / £22.99 GBP. The full release is scheduled for Q1 2017, it’ll feature a Hardcore Mode and full virtual reality (VR) support for Oculus Rift and HTC Vive. The price of EVERSPACE will be raised to $39.99 / €36.99 / £29.99 when it hits full release.
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