So this game i noticed on GDC, looks amazing. The game is Called The Long Journey Home Here is the story premise: Humans attempted FTL travel for the first time, you are a captain of a ship of 4 crews. Things goes wrong and you are stranded in a wrong part of the galaxy. You must lead your ship back home to earth. Features: -rogue lite, procedurically generated galaxy. -scripted story, quests, characters, handcrafted alien races and interaction and dialogue -manage your resources and crews, deal with aliens to trade. They can be friendly, hostile, trying to con you, or ask for hour help. -the goal is to reach back to earth more detail of the crew members At the beginning you pick 4 out of 10 party members available. These 4 will be with you in the whole single playtrough Each character has their own personality and skills, which will determine how you will tackle quest and gather reosources. For example, you find an old alien relic. Certain character have the ability to dechiper it, and get the artifact. If you dont have that character, you got to find a planet, ship, trader, anyone that have the knowledge to dechiper it. World and aliens: The planets, locations, and stuff will be procedurically generated. From rocky earth like planet to gas giants There will be quite alot of alien races, each are scripted, and react according to your choices. There is a reputation system in the game too. Doing a favor for someone will upset their enemies and turn then hostile. However it is likely you wont meet all races in 1 playtrough. Multiple playtroughs are super reccomended. To add to that, with each playtrough you will learn how to deal with those aliens, therefore forging better alliances and making then more eagee to help you. Or try to befriend your enemies in previous run.(pretty mich each playtrough will add your meta knowledge) Story and quests: -the big main story is pretty much finding your way home to earth -in some smaller, detailed scale, you will interact with other space faring races, like said before, decision will affect reputation and help you make friends and enemies. -for example, you found an abandoned ship with a single survivor. He claim to be an ambassador caught in a accident and stranded to dead. He clain if you take him aboard and return hin to his home planet, he will give you a handsome reward. Going to his system, you are intercepted by a strange, hostile vessel. The comm device connected, and another alien race appear. He claim the "ambassador" you saved is a notorious con-man wanted in that system You have the choice to trust the ambassador and keep him home, or trust the bounty hunters and give him away for some reward. Either way, the decision you make will affect reputation to said faction. There is supposed to be a big, over arching mystery in the galaxy too, but since you cant get all content in 1 playtrough, you have to put the puzzle piece by piece in each run Gameplay and system Ship management is pretty much FTL like. You manage fuel, supply, money etc The crew will also react to your decision, they will hsve their own opinions. If you help a shady alien they dont like, they will grow to dislike you. They can get terrified, it seems morale management is in there too. The gameplay is your ship traversin trough the galaxy. The movement and view is kinda similar to mass effect 2 galaxy map mode, except more in depth. You can conserve energy by relying on a planet's gravity to fling your ship into a certain direction (like how gravity slingshot works in real life with space crafts) or you can go on full engine to navigate. It is faster and more accurate, but waste precious fuel.
It seems you can land on every planet, and not every one is habitable. You cant go on foot, instead you travel with smaller, secondary ship in your main one There is also space combat, but it isnt clear yet of how it works Here is some videos: Gameplay: https://youtu.be/j1JpsmAKHHM https://youtu.be/aiVxKnjykYk Interview with dev:https://youtu.be/JgwFSQH3xdY Steam page:http://store.steampowered.com/app/366910/ Platform: pc, mac, linux,ps4, xone Estimated release: fall 2016. This feels like no man's sky, with more point to its existence and FTL management