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Platform(s): PC
Genre: RPG/Strategy
Publisher: Paradox Interactive
Developer: Kodo Linija
Release Date: 2024/2025

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'Stardeus' Publishing Picked Up By Paradox Interactive, Comes to Early Access Next Month, Demo Available - Trailer

by Rainier on Sept. 22, 2022 @ 11:33 a.m. PDT

Stardeus is a deep colony sim set on a broken starship manned by drones and hibernating human survivors.

Stardeus is a sci-fi colony management simulator with aspects of automation, base building and space exploration in a complex simulation of a procedurally generated universe.

As the immortal AI tasked with building and managing a massive starship, the player must supervise robots, drones, and humans as they handle the construction and maintenance of their mobile colony, while responding to any problems that may arise from external catastrophes or the unreliable nature of their free-willed colonists.

Craft machinery and resources, automate production chains, manage power and oxygen, and ultimately take to the stars to explore new planets, trade with merchants, and fend off violent raiders. 

Stardeus offers emergent storytelling through an in-game Story Generator, modding support, countless customization options, and is developed in close collaboration with the game’s community as new options and features are added.

Stardeus will launch in Steam Early Access on October 12, 2022.

The Early Access build contains essentially the stable and fully playable core experience of the game as we envision it, with some content and external features missing.

  • The main "Wrecked" scenario which includes a tutorial
  • "Leaving Earth" scenario for a more creative start with a small platform in space
  • "Sandbox" scenario for fully unrestricted ship building
  • Polished core base building mechanics
  • Modding support

“Full version will have more content, a well balanced gameplay, more scenarios, story events, features and mechanics. It will also depend on what players will want to see added to the game. By the end of Early Access, modding should also be well established and documented.”

A PC/MacOS/Linux demo of Stardeus is available to download from Steam.

Key Features:

  • With only a handful of drones at your disposal, salvage, repair and rebuild your destroyed ship and restore life support before the crew suffocates in the vacuum of space.
  • Design and rebuild your ship according to your own needs and desires. Balance the onboard systems of oxygen, heat and power to ensure long-term survival.
  • Process resources into useful components to maintain and expand your ship’s facilities. Grow crops and turn the harvest into food for your awakening colonists. Generate energy to power your ship and create a robust interconnected system.
  • Use and expand your massive computing power to research alien technologies. Discover new ways to survive the harsh universe and take care of or exploit your human crew.
  • Once powered and crewed by skilled colonists, take your ship on an odyssey to explore and mine the procedurally generated planets and systems of a vast universe.
  • Prepare for the worst, hope for the best. Live through an endless number of events and encounters introduced by the story-generating AI. Be it alien face huggers, benevolent traders or pirates: always be vigilant and deal with whatever happens the way you chose.

Stardeus is in development for PC (Steam), scheduled for 2024/2025.

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