Since we have already announced Deep Sky Derelicts for Linux, Mac and Windows. A combination of turn-based strategy and RPG, enriched with tactical card combat. While including popular rogue-like elements, releasing on Steam Early Access in October 2017. The games final release date is scheduled for Q1 2018.
However, Deep Sky Derelicts is set to be an Steam Early Access release on Windows. While the Mac and Linux version will not be released until later. Yet this could change according to developer Snowhound Games:
I am sorry, but yes, Linux and Mac support won’t happen on EA, unless we suddenly change our original plans.”
So this is not the best news, but not really a surprise. Since most of the games to hit Early Access, usually do so on Windows then expand support. Hence the case with Deep Sky Derelicts. Sorry this is not better news. But even Darkest Dungeon released on Windows, then Linux. Which seems to hold a few like aesthetics and art style.
What is Deep Sky Derelicts?
Deep Sky Derelicts will bring the players into the burdensome life of a society outcast. Hence the scavenger trying to make a living. While aspiring for a better life of a full-fledged citizen. Players will be exploring derelict alien ships, fight, loot, hire mercenaries into their team. Buy new weapons and upgrade their gear. The games retro-futuristic comic book aesthetic style creates a distinctive dark atmosphere. A deep space adventure with unknown locations and lost dystopian society. Rogue-like elements featuring such popular mechanics as procedurally-generated dungeons. With turn-based combat, card-based actions and lethal threat lurking around every corner. SO the games set to draw the players into an unforgiving, yet fascinating world. While complete with its own unique lore.
Hire and control a squad of up to three mercenary characters. All set on to explore derelict ships within your reach from the scavenger’s base. Searching the derelicts for loot and clues. You come across many friendly inhabitants and traders. But more often – various enemies. Challenge and defeat them in tactical turn-based fights. Where randomly-drawn cards form your changing arsenal of combat actions. So gain experience for yourself and your crew, loot dead bodies. Then resupply and upgrade once back at your base. The scavenger’s home ship gives you the opportunity to heal and level-up your mercenaries. Recruit new ones, equip them, upgrade their gear. Or recharge energy for life support during missions.
Deep Sky Derelicts Features
- Fresh take on turn-based combat with cards
- Refined sci-fi comic book look & feel
- Endless customization options for characters and scavenging teams
- High replay value thanks to procedural generation of content
- Story of the human society divided within a dystopian universe
- Two game modes: story and arena
So Deep Sky Derelicts is releasing on Steam Early Access in October 2017. While Linux and Mac support will be coming later. Followed by the full release in Q1 2018 which will include native support.