In today’s Humble Happy Hour, the publisher announced it will be partnering with indie studio Alt Shift to publish Crying Suns, a new roguelite. The short teaser trailer drops a lot of buzz words, like “tactical” and “story rich,” implying that there will be a lot more to chew on in this roguelite.
After the announcement, a short video showcasing gameplay was played. You take the role of a commander of a ship, and it’s up to you to make decisions to survive. Crying Suns boasts more than 300 story events, along with tactical, grid-based combat.
When it comes to the narrative, Alt Shift promises a “deep and dramatic storyline.” The developers list popular sci-fi properties like Dune and Foundation as inspirations for the narrative and atmosphere. This is a world where humans are close to dying off, and people struggle to survive. Your goal is to reactivate a group of robots who will serve humanity. These robots once served humanity, but suddenly, they all shut down.
The universe will be procedurally generated, as you would expect from a roguelite. You can play the demo right now on Steam, and the game will launch soon, in September. The game will release on PC and Mac first, with plans to launch on iPad afterward.
The game was Kickstarted last summer, and you can find the Kickstarter trailer below.