In today's Future Games Show, publisher Curve Digital dropped a trailer revealing its newest game, Space Crew, the sequel to Bomber Crew that boldly goes into the final frontier. The upcoming title is developed by Runner Duck.
The gameplay takes a wacky approach to space exploration. Based on the trailer, you amass your own crew of individuals, all of whom have quirky traits and various stats. Their stats determine what they can do best on the ship, and it seems like being a janitor isn't out of the question. After all, someone has to keep things clean.
Runner Duck welcomes players to Athena Station, where they can amass their crew. The trailer jokingly says you'll meet many crew members as they die from one reason or another, similar to XCOM's approach to crew management.
Parts of the gameplay trailer also evoked memories of FTL and Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime, in that crew members need to traverse the ship and man certain stations to survive. Space Crew gives you the opportunity to fend off aliens as you explore the vastness of space.
Above all, expect a more humorous romp through space than a serious one. The tone of the Space Crew trailer takes a comedic skew on space travel, although Runner Duck isn't afraid to wear its inspirations on its sleeve. The trailer voice over even says, "Live, laugh, and prosper," a motto that might sound familiar to many sci-fi fans.
Expect Space Crew to launch in September 2020 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC via Steam.
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