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Crying Suns

Platform(s): PC
Genre: RPG/Strategy
Developer: Alt Shift
Release Date: Late 2018/ Early 2019

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'Crying Suns' Gets New & Improved Demo

by Rainier on Oct. 23, 2018 @ 7:08 p.m. PDT

Crying Suns is a rogue-lite and tactical game where you explore a dying galaxy as a space fleet commander.

As a deep story-driven game experience, each successful run will uncover a part of the underlying truth about the fall of the galactic Empire.

After 700 years of peace and prosperity, the Galactic Empire has suddenly been shattered into pieces

The OMNIs, god-like machines which do everything for their human masters, have mysteriously shut down. And humankind, having lost the ability to survive on its own long ago, is dangerously close to extinction.

But somewhere in a far corner of the galaxy is Gehenna, a planet of ice and rock and a top-secret military and cloning facility that is both the pinnacle of Imperial Tech and humanity's last chance.

You are a clone of Admiral Ellys Idaho, a weapon fashioned from flesh, the best Imperial Admiral ever to battle in the stars and you have just been awoken on this harsh planet by its strange and darkly-humorous Guardian, Kaliban, the last-functional OMNI to exist.

Your mission: skillfully command a battleship through the Empire's now chaotic, violent clusters -- where one wrong move could be your last -- as you try to reactive the OMNIs and save the future of all humankind.

But you must leave Gehenna now...for time is running out.

Two months after the release of the first Crying Suns’ demo, all the team is proud to offer you a brand new version (still free)!

This newest release includes many enhancements, integrated and tested during a Beta phase that began two months ago and will end in a few months.

The demo, available in English and French, is downloadable for free (Windows and OSX).

While the scope of the demo is the same (players can experience one sector, compared to two in Beta), many improvements have been implemented. Graphics, content, gameplay... and several aspects of the game have been altered based on player feedback and development goals.

Main additions and modifications:

  • Recalibration of the combat difficulty progression
  • New battlefield elements: meteor showers and blaster turrets
  • New hero abilities
  • New enemy battleships
  • Possibility to sell your squadron units in shops
  • New narrative events
  • New sound and visual effects

Note that the demo represents the current state of the game, which is currently under development, and will evolve until its release.

Key Features

  • Space exploration in a procedural generated universe.
  • Tactical fights between BattleShips and their squadrons fleets.
  • A deep and dramatic storyline inspired by our favorite S-F universe (Foundation, Dune).
  • A mix between pixelart style graphics, 3D and HD special effects.
  • Prepare to die very often, it's a roguelite game... And it's a hard one...

Crying Suns is scheduled for the 1st half of 2019 on PC and Mac (iPad version to follow) for $19.99.


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