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Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Dark Comedy Sci-Fi Survival Game 60 Parsecs released

Casting players into the role of an ill-fated space captain. Beginning with 60 frantic seconds of scavenging for supplies before being blasted into the depths of space, players must survive on limited resources and make difficult decisions (should you really be starting an intergalactic dance-off?), all in the name of keeping themselves (and their crew) alive for one more day on the hunt for a new home.

We could talk all day about the countless ways players can and will meet their untimely demise in the great beyond, so instead, let’s focus on the numbers. Fun numbers.

Numbers that’ll set the stage for 60 Parsecs!’ massive universe (and don’t get us started on free post-launch content updates - Robot Gentleman LOVES those):
1 captain. That’s you! Good luck, you!
2 phases of gameplay. Scavenge for supplies for 60 seconds, then survive a gauntlet of hilarious, deadly, and downright absurd situations as you travel the stars
3 planets filled to the brim will all manner of deadly creatures, choices, and… wait, is that a cockroach wearing a space helmet?
4 seats for crew members on your shuttle (including the all-important YOU, of course)
5 playable captains to choose from, each with their own unique stats and backstories. Now let’s spare a moment for the poor sap who’s getting left behind
21 story endings and a gazillion different variations that tell the story of your crew's (often terrible) fate. Play sessions are fast and furious affairs, so jump in and see how long you can survive this intergalactic journey
More than 350 events, and more events mean more ridiculous circumstances to find yourself in (and conveniently talking yourself out of)
592 pages of text, reproduced on your personal word processor of choice, written with traditional Omicronian essay formatting
148k words. Seriously, the game is filled with them. There are so many fantastic words. Like laundromat. Great word, that
A whole crowd of diverse aliens, robots and otherwise inter dimensional life forms. No numbers here - just mystery and intrigue. Come for the space soup, stay for the space intrigue.

60 Parsecs! is out now on PC, retailing for £10.99 €14,99. Warm up those thrusters though, because the Astro citizen program has its sights on even more platforms, coming soon to a space station near you.

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