The Away Team: Lost Exodus available now
Lost Exodus update launches on Steam and itch.io (download announcement as PDF)
Everett, Washington -- 2018-10-22: Underflow Studios is proud to present em>The Away Team: Lost Exodus, a free update that brings new content, gameplay and visuals while building on The Away Team's existing combination of chose-your-own-adventure storytelling and real-time space exploration.
"The game and those of us who worked on it have grown immensely. We are very excited, proud and of course nervous to bring Lost Exodus to our fans and new players," said Studio Director, Michael Brune. "Thank you to everyone who has waited for this update, and to those who helped along the way."
"It's been great to have the opportunity to give The Away Team a fresh coat of paint two years after its initial release," said programmer- writer-artist Josh "Cheeseness" Bush. "I've had an absolute blast expanding on and giving a little more definition and attention to not only the big important parts of the story, but also some of the game's smaller moments. I'm really proud of what we've managed to squeeze in, and I'm looking forward to seeing how it is received by players."
View the Lost Exodus release trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t12HtZWVxxQ
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
- 11 new Steam achievements
- A new character editor with Steam Workshop integration
- Improved sprite rendering
- Clearer text and an optional dyslexic-friendly font
The Away Team: Lost Exodus is available for Linux, Mac and Windows as a free update for all existing and future The Away Team owners, however the game's price is increasing as of today from $2.00 to $8.00 to better reflect both the game's expanded content, as well as the work that went into both the original release and the Lost Exodus update.
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