You know what are underrated? Nouns. The new trailer for “noir spaceship life sim” Ostranauts introduces the game’s scifi world by which you design a ship, captain its crew, and tinker with management panels, and its full of fantastic fictional nouns, each correct and customary. “I’ve smuggled contraband Lusca out of Atlantis,” says the narrator, and I immediately need to do the identical.
An onscreen information field notes that Lusca are “multicellular alien life forms discovered on the subsurface ocean of Europa.” They seem like squid, a bit. The narrator continues with, “I’ve traded hacked Ubiq telecom nodes to the K-leg shipbreakers, for grey market Tokamaks.” Say it out loud – these syllables in your mouth are scrumptious.
It’s not simply the nouns that make me all-in on Ostranauts. It’s being developed by Blue Bottle Games, the creators of Neo Scavenger, certainly one of my favorite games of, properly, ever. In Neo Scavenger, you stumble exterior after a cryogenic sleep right into a ruined earth the place you’re as prone to be eaten by cannibals as you’re to eat some poison berries and freeze to dying in an deserted automobile. Ostranauts is about in the identical universe, and appears to have the identical simulationist streak to the way it constructs its spaceships and the emotional and bodily wants of its crew members. I’m hoping it has the identical potential for dramatic and humorous anecdotes.
If none of that sells you on it, then contemplate that Ostranauts appears as if it’s occupying an identical house to RimWorld, with a crew in a bodily precarious scenario who’ve moods and personalities that appear destined to collide.
Ostranauts is being revealed by Modern Wolf and acquired its first trailer again in February, which shows more of its actual on-ship goings on. It’s due for launch in early 2020 and you may wishlist it on Steam now.