ROCKFISH Games had a very successful Kickstarter for EVERSPACE 2, a great-expanded sequel to their roguelike space shooter, and they’ve maintained that momentum with a well-received alpha test and constant community updates.
The latest update, shared to Kickstarter, shared details on upcoming plans for new features, as well as a look at the game’s second star system. This really is a much bigger game than the original, and changed in some fairly drastic ways to boot.
There’s a demo available on Steam if you think you might be into it, and you can grab that here, but I’ll warn you – you won’t be able to wait for this Fall’s closed beta if you do…
Here’s the press release:
New Kickstarter Update Shares EVERSPACE 2 Alpha Highlights & Early Second Star System Details
Menu updates, sneak peek at perks from a new companion, & star system Union details from ROCKFISH Games
Hamburg, Germany – July 24, 2020 – The ROCKFISH Games team is riding high after a successful launch of the EVERSPACE™ 2 closed alpha. Incredible reveals of closed alpha gameplay and planetary location combat were followed by the release of the prototype demo on Steam and amazing charity stream by Cohh Carnage. All of these combined resulted in over 90,000 downloads of the Steam demo and an increase to more than 155,000 wishlists for the title coming to Early Access this December.
The July Kickstarter update shares details on the game’s second star system, Union, new features planned for Early Access, and an early look at perks connected to a new companion character.
Trading plays a bigger role in the game’s second star system, Union, allowing opportunities for the transport of legal commodities and smuggling less lawful substances. The local authorities, the Okkar, will enforce their laws at gunpoint so players will have to choose between fleeting to another star system or fighting their way through increasingly difficult waves of enemies as their wanted level rises.
The team also introduces Dr. Delia Wendo, the third companion players will meet during their journey. This companion grants access to perks affecting Nano Bots, Energy Orbs, and an unannounced feature.
In addition to early details about Union, the July Kickstarter update touches on gameplay changes, visual improvements, and community requested features. Find out more in the July EVERSPACE™ 2 Kickstarter update.
EVERSPACE™ 2 is planned to reach Closed Beta in Fall 2020 with Early Access on Steam is currently scheduled for December 2020. The full version is scheduled for release in Q1 2022. A demo version of EVERSPACE™ 2 featuring early content from the game is available as a free download on Steam.
About ROCKFISH Games GmbH
Based in Hamburg, Germany, ROCKFISH Games is an independent game studio specializing in high-quality Unreal Engine 4 action video games for PC and consoles. Industry veterans Michael Schade and Christian Lohr founded ROCKFISH Games to create new adventures for space shooter fans through their acclaimed EVERSPACE™ IP. After spending over 25 years as joint entrepreneurs in the 3D graphics space, Schade and Lohr have built the ROCKFISH Games team alongside experienced developers from across the industry.
Using Kickstarter as a platform to build a new community in 2015, ROCKFISH Games reached a runaway success with EVERSPACE™, which has sold over 1.5 million copies on PC, Xbox, and PlayStation since release. Building on these successes, ROCKFISH Games is dedicated to crafting fast-paced, open-world experiences driven by quality storytelling to delight space action fans in their upcoming title, EVERSPACE™ 2.