17 March 2019
On Friday, March 15, Indie publisher Iceberg Interactive and developer Interactive Fate released a massive new update for their award-winning rogue-like game, Shortest Trip to Earth. The update adds a huge assortment of new content, significant UI/UX improvements and bug/balance fixes. Interactive Fate took feedback from the community through Steam’s Early Access program and implemented the new update ahead of the summer 2019 release date. Some of the update features introduced:
- A new ship, the Pumpkin Hammer!
- The option to (spiritually or otherwise) commemorate lost crew members and contemplate meaning of life (or enjoy sensual hedonism) while you’re at it
- Many new narrative paths and a new (minor) game ending to be encountered
- New game mechanics for gardens, shields and overloaded modules
- Many new ship weapons & modules, including an arsenal of EMP-guns
- Many new single-shot Nukes (bringing their total number to 21+)
- A new epic boss fight, awaiting players in Sector 4
Lead Game Designer and Interactive Fate CEO Edvin Aedma commented: “We’ve introduced significant stability/UX upgrades over the past months. This allowed us to start working on some of the most interesting unannounced features… first of which can be seen in this update.”
Shortest Trip to Earth is available now in Early Access on Steam and the full release will be coming this Summer 2019.
Read the full press release below:
SHORTEST TRIP TO EARTH
Platform: Windows PC
Genre: Rogue-like spaceship simulator
Developer: Interactive Fate
Publisher: Iceberg Interactive
Release Date: Summer 2019
Shortest Trip to Earth is a rogue-like spaceship simulator focused on exploration, ship management and tactical battles. Embark on a perilous journey across the universe, while an intergalactic war is raging.
From the writer of “Teleglitch: Die More Edition” comes Shortest Trip to Earth, a rogue-like spaceship simulator featuring exploration, ship management, game-influencing decision-making and real-time tactical battles.
Explore a detailed and deadly universe
Embark on a perilous journey through a procedurally generated universe and explore massive space sectors crawling with exotic lifeforms. Engage in action-packed tactical combat against hostile ships, boarding parties and inter-dimensional space monsters.
Master the art of survival by customizing your ship with modular components and perks. Choose from a range of spaceships and manage life within your vessel – from crew, pets and drones to ship modules and weapons. Shape your journey through hundreds of multiple-choice events, featuring unique hand-drawn illustrations.
Shortest Trip to Earth features unforgiving permadeath, but you can unlock perks to increase the odds of survival on your next run.
- Master the art of survival in unexplored space!
- Traverse a procedural generated universe full of intrigue
- Ship customization & crew management
- Epic real-time tactical space battles
- On-board combat, featuring hostile intruders, drones and battle-hardened pets
- Hundreds of random events with unique outcomes
- Uncover fascinating and exotic stories from across the universe
ABOUT INTERACTIVE FATE
Interactive Fate is an independent game development studio founded in 2014 by an Estonian team of experienced indie devs, including Edvin Aedma, writer and developer of Teleglitch: Die More Edition.
Partnered with several other Estonian game dev companies, Interactive Fate focuses on developing PC games with artistic value and meaningful narratives.
ABOUT ICEBERG INTERACTIVE
Iceberg Interactive is an independent video game publisher founded in 2009 by an international group of games industry veterans. Located in Haarlem, The Netherlands and staffed with avid gamers, Iceberg works closely with an assembly of game developers around the world, both midsize and indie.
Known for many hit franchises including Starpoint Gemini, Killing Floor and Stardrive; the company has enjoyed recent success with titles such as Starpoint Gemini Warlords (PC), Oriental Empires (PC) and Circle Empires (PC). Iceberg Interactive has many more exciting games coming soon, including Antigraviator (PS4/XBO), Conarium (PS4/XBO), The Sojourn (PC/PS4/XBO), Headsnatchers (PC/PS4), Gas Guzzlers Extreme (PS4), Pax Nova (PC), Tech Support: Error Unknown (PC) and Railroad Corporation (PC).
To learn more about Iceberg Interactive –> www.iceberg-games.com.