The wind has caught the sails of naval FTL-like Abandon Ship, transferring it out of early entry and into its 1.zero launch. I by no means thought seafaring was significantly protected, however I wasn’t fairly anticipating the hazards on this trailer. Fighting different ships, certain. I’ll even take a horrible kraken creature. But volcanoes? Spiders descending from nowhere? That simply appears unfair.
I do like the choice to customize your ship with not one figurehead of a glowing, technicolour skull-horse, however three.
Alec poked by way of its FTL-y foundations a 12 months or so in the past and wasn’t so certain about setting sail. Its exploration, specifically, he discovered missing:
“You’re not jumping from point to point – you click to steer your ship around a large and roiling ocean, prettily presented as if within a vast and animated picture frame. Each new area is occluded by a canvas-like fog of war when you enter, which you clear by slowly and painstakingly moving through it, increasingly desperately hoping you’ll uncover one of a handful of icons before you enter a fugue state. It looks very nice, but, like catching an overnight ferry from Dover to Calais, the initial excitement gives way to an abiding tedium. Some of those icons attain needle/haystack status – it desperately needs more of them, and perhaps for them to be roaming ships rather than static icons.”
But that’s ideally what early entry is for, and the builders have added a variety of main updates. Alec was already considerably happy by the problem modifications and improved crew techniques of their first update, and since then they’ve added a motley assortment of different options, together with sea forts to interrupt up the crusing a bit extra, new areas, a complete cult, and people aforementioned spiders. “There is most definitely a platform for good things here,” mentioned Alec, so hopefully it’s now been constructed up into one thing just a little extra seafaring.
Abandon Ship’s 1.zero launch is out there now on Steam, with a 10% low cost good till Tuesday, 29th October making it £17.99/$22.49/€20.69.