Duskers is a sci-fi roguelike for Linux, Mac and Windows PC, about adapting to #survive, while trying to piece together how the universe became a giant #graveyard. After nine months in Early Access, Duskers has now fully #launched on Steam.
According to the story, something terrible has happened. And as the player takes on the roll of the possible last person, Duskers is about exploring the galaxy, scavenging for supplies, upgrades your ship and gathering information by sending drones into other ships. Everything you know comes through those drones and the computer interface, with a combination of basic controls and an actual command lines. Drones are your eyes and your hands, probing with motion sensors and interfacing with ship systems to start generators, open doors, power mini-guns.
“In Duskers you pilot drones into derelict spaceships to find the means to survive and piece together how the universe became a giant graveyard. In film terms it’s The Road meets the first Alien movie. In game terms: It’s a roguelike with elements of dungeon crawling and real time strategy, but in a survival horror setting that focuses on subterfuge, and adapting to survive.
Duskers it was really about the feeling of being alone in the dark, in isolation, and being surrounded by old gritty tech that could only give you a partial picture about what’s going on around you, like the motion sensor that goes off, but doesn’t tell you exactly what’s out there. The idea of needing to rely on that tech, plus the claustrophobia and isolation that would cause.”
- Use a Command Line Interface to control drones & ship systems
- Explore procedurally generated derelict ships and universe
- Upgrade and modify drones with the salvage you find
- Discover ship logs and piece together what happened
- OS: Ubuntu 12.04+, SteamOS+
- Processor: SSE2 instruction set support
- Storage: 200 MB available space