What if FTL was a multiplayer party game? With enhanced graphics? An even funkier soundtrack? And/Or the ability to eject your friends into space? Inertia Games hope to answer these questions, and possibly more, with new Indie title, Catastronauts. The game has announced for PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC, set for release late 2018.
Gather your friends and join the illustrious Space Fleet in this fast-paced party game!
Can you deal with unrelenting disaster and hold your ship together long enough to destroy the enemy invaders? Repair systems, extinguish fires, arm the torpedoes, avoid deadly solar flares, destroy your friends and clone them back again; it’s all in the life of a Catastronaut!
Catastronauts is being developed by Inertia Games, who to date have been focussed on mobile and Facebook gaming. Based in Cambridgeshire, their most successful game to date has been Facility 47, a 3D puzzle adventure set in an Antarctic research facility. This will be their first game developed for console and the team is genuinely excited about it. Kieran Newland, lead game developer for Inertia had this to say:
“I’m extremely excited to reveal Catastronauts to the world. It’s our first console title and we struggle with keeping the noise down in the office when we play it. We’ve focused on making it super accessible while still keeping plenty of challenge and fun. We can’t wait to see how the public responds to it.”
The gameplay itself is set on a small ship travelling through space. Manned by up to four colourfully animated crew, who can be all controlled by human players, the name of the game is survival, combat, and panic. Lots and lots of panic.
The announce trailer gives plenty of gameplay away. Visible are the core mechanics of the game. A small crew enduring the harshness of space, fires, enemies, explosions and solar flares, all in cute smiley cuteness. Enjoy! And for any other gaming news, check us out!