The independent developer ROCKFISH Games are bringing their roguelike space shooter EVERSPACE to the next level of development and will usher in the closed alpha at the end of April. Those who are interested can still participate in the crowdfunding until April 30th and thus ensure themselves a spot in the exclusive alpha.
Hamburg, Germany – April 26, 2016 – The Hamburg-based indie studio ROCKFISH Games today announced the closed alpha for their roguelike space shooter EVERSPACE, which will begin on April 29th. EVERSPACE is the most funded German game cumulated. As a special highlight for VR fans, the closed alpha is also offering basic Oculus Rift support. The closed beta, planned for the end of July, will also include support for HTC Vive as well as Mac and Linux.
Space pilots will be able to explore the first four sectors in one of three spaceships available in the full version. They can equip and upgrade their spaceship in many different ways: Over 20 devices and consumables can be used; 32 perks can be unlocked and used for upgrades. With dozens of available primary and secondary weapons, players dive into battle in the colorful space shooter and go toe to toe with a good dozen different enemies, who are waiting with a wide variety of attack and retreat tactics.
Space game fans who are interested in participating in the closed alpha or the later closed beta of EVERSPACE can secure access until April 30th in the pre-sale on the official website: http://everspace-game.com.
ROCKFISH Games was able to gather 420,252 Euros for EVERSPACE from 10,739 supporters on Kickstarter. In addition, around 10% of the total financing came through everspace-game.com. Immediately following the Kickstarter campaign, a console version Xbox One was agreed upon with the ID@Xbox team. The space shooter got another big boost in popularity thanks to a shout out from Chris Roberts, CEO of the Star Citizen developer Cloud Imperium Games. EVERSPACE also earned great success at Steam Greenlight, getting 89% ‘Yes’ votes out of over 17,000 votes total.
“After a bit more than a year of intensive development, we are happy to be able to make the alpha version of EVERSPACE available on April 29th to our supporters with the appropriate reward level,” said Michael Schade, CEO and co-founder of ROCKFISH Games. “Once again we would like to thank everyone who has supported us during the Kickstarter campaign and after, not just financially, but also with their feedback and social media activities. Very special thanks go out to Chris Roberts, who sent a friendly armada of Star Citizens our way, giving us massive support at the end of the campaign. Last but not least, we would also like to thank the team from ID@Xbox, whose support will allow EVERSPACE to celebrate its console debut on Xbox One.”
Here is the EVERSPACE Alpha gameplay trailer:
About ROCKFISH Games GmbH
ROCKFISH Games is a new games studio based in Hamburg, Germany and specialized in high-quality 3D video games for PC and console. It was founded by mobile games veterans Michael Schade and Christian Lohr, who have been joint entrepreneurs in the space of 3D graphics for over 20 years. As founders and managers of Fishlabs Entertainment, they had spearheaded 3D mobile gaming for almost a decade before they took on a new adventure with ROCKFISH Games.
EVERSPACE is slated for a Q4 / 2016 release.