Daedalic’s announced that their space exploration RPG, The Long Journey Home, will be available on Steam for Windows PC on May 30th for $39.99 (or its local equivalent).
Players command a 4-person crew who end up lost on the other side of the universe after the first light jump goes horribly wrong. Stranded with a deteriorating ship and dwindling supplies, players must manage the politics of different alien races, the limited yet valuable resources at their disposal, and the survival of the ship all while trying to bring the crew home. Players can choose 4 out of 10 possible characters all of which have their unique skills and personalities.
Andreas Suika, lead game designer for The Long Journey Home, explains the idea behind the game: “Being lost and alone is a fear we can all appreciate. Now, imagine being on the other side of the universe, alone, low on resources, never knowing what awaits after the next jump. The Long Journey Home taps into that primal longing for home, while also providing a colourful, comic universe that players will have a blast exploring and returning to.”
Players will be able to befriend fifteen strange alien race through this game filled with procedurally generated content. A standard playthrough will take anywhere between 6 and 8 hours; which only covers about 20% of the possible content. In order to survive, tough decisions must be made. Gathering resources will increase the chance of losing a crew member.
Andreas Suika adds: “‘The Long Journey Home’ is about making the right decisions. When you alone are in space, there is no room for wasteful choices. It’s important to remember: always think twice and once you’ve made a decision, be ready to deal with the consequences.”