Lost Exodus update for Underflow Studios' The Away Team to release October 22nd
Free update breathes new life into overlooked sci-fi narrative game (download announcement as PDF)
Everett, Washington -- 2018-10-06: Underflow Studios announced today that The Away Team's upcoming update, Lost Exodus, will be launching on Steam and Itch.io on October 22nd. Lost Exodus polishes and builds upon The Away Team's core choose-your-own- adventure and real-time space exploration experiences by adding more content, improved gameplay, and an in-game character with integrated Steam Workshop support.
"The game has always been about teamwork, exploration and overcoming misunderstanding," said Studio Director, Michael Brune. "With this patch we are finally able to deliver on some of the key design pillars the game set out back in 2011, and add in some new surprises. I look forward to getting it into players hands and seeing their reactions."
"With Lost Exodus we've really been working toward three main goals," said programmer- writer-artist Josh "Cheeseness" Bush. "To make space exploration more interesting, give more weight to player decisions, and have the Argo - the ship or 'body' of the AI that you play as - feel a lot more present."
View the Lost Exodus Trailer here: https://youtu.be/AZqXnaq4PAo
The Away Team puts players in the role of the AI on board the last starship to leave Earth, charged with finding a new home for a small crew of humans. In addition to traversing sectors of space in search of food, fuel, and possible habitation, players must also guide their crew through decisions while exploring planets, stations, and the vastness of space. In a universe full of danger and low on resources, will you be able to save your crew from starvation, alien hazards, and their own flaws?
The Lost Exodus update will include:
- Expanded story, increasing the game's mission content to over 120,000 words
- Enhanced sector exploration with new random event missions and asteroid fields
- A new crew role experience system
- A new unlockable character with their own story arc to explore
- Over 50 “memento” items for crewmembers to collect
- A new character editor with Steam Workshop integration
- Improved sprite rendering
- Clearer text and an optional dyslexic-friendly font
The Away Team: Lost Exodus will be available on Linux, Mac and Windows as a free update for all existing and future The Away Team owners on October 22nd, however Underflow Studios are announcing today that the game’s base price will be increasing to $8.00 to coincide with the update’s release. “A lot of effort, talent, and love has gone into making both the original game and this update,” said Brune. “The new price of $8 will better reflect and honor that.”
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