Today, Robot Gentleman announced that it will release its comedic survival game, 60 Parsecs! on PC September 18. The sequel to 60 Seconds! takes place… in space, and will come with some improvements to the tried-and-true survival gameplay of the previous game.
Making the jump from claustrophobic atomic bomb shelter to even more claustrophobic space shuttle, 60 Parsecs! follows a diverse cast of characters who have no business being in space, let alone piloting a shuttle, as they try to find a new home for humanity because – SPOILER ALERT – nukes + Earth = bad news. Choose your hapless captain, delve into their history, and forge relationships with your crew (or sock puppet) as you try to put together what happened on Earth and what your future holds – likely death, if we’re being perfectly honest.
In 60 Parsecs!, dying is fun. Did a brainslug hitch a ride on the captain, making them toss everyone out the airlock? Or did the infamous swinging aliens of Omicron-7 weigh your shuttle down, pulling it into the gravity of a dying star? Drawing upon roguelite sensibilities, 60 Parsecs! offers up a non-linear narrative that ensures every adventure (and hilariously macabre death) is unique, making for replayability that’s – and we’re so sorry for this one – out of this world!
That’s not all, though. 60 Parsecs! also introduces a brand-new crafting system, allowing enterprising captains to restock their essentials using junk they scavenge on outbound expeditions. Will you defy the odds and help forge a future for humanity? Or will you succumb to any number of indescribable space horrors, just waiting to turn you into unremarkable particles floating in the vacuum of space?
Check out the trailer above, and stay tuned for more news here on Gaming Trend.