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A single-player 3D space shooter with rogue-like elements and non-linear storytelling from the creators of the "Galaxy on Fire" series.
A single-player 3D space shooter with rogue-like elements and non-linear storytelling from the creators of the "Galaxy on Fire" series.
A single-player 3D space shooter with rogue-like elements and non-linear storytelling from the creators of the "Galaxy on Fire" series.
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Out Now: Expansion EVERSPACE - Encounters

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Greetings Pilots,

Since after the launch of the full version, the whole team has been super busy working on EVERSPACE™ – Encounters, the first major expansion enriching the game world with new story characters and questlines, a brand-new player ship, freighter-loads of novel equipment, additional enemies and much more.


As of today, the expansion is available for $9.99 on Steam and GOG.com. This DLC is also available as part of the EVERSPACE™ Ultimate Edition, which further includes the core game, the original soundtrack, and the art book at a bundle discount of 25% or $37.49 respectively. Of course, all eligible backers who pledged on Space Pro or higher, which includes a lifetime season pass, will receive a DLC key for free via email, today.

As the game project has to be migrated to UE4.17 to support Xbox One X, the expansion will hit the Xbox One family in early February 2018, together with a free update of the core game, supporting 4K and improved graphics at 1080p on Xbox One X.  

Apart from making the new DLC accessible, today’s update also adds a number of tweaks and bug fixes as well as two new devices and one new consumable to the base game. And for those of you who are wondering what exactly the Encounters expansion has in store for you – please continue reading…  

New Story Characters and Enemies  

As the name indicates, you will encounter new characters in this major expansion, each with their own motivations and agendas. Among them are a robot bounty hunter who would rather create than destroy and an alien scientist who sends you on a hunt for space creatures. 

A Scrap Anemone: daft as a brush, but very very ravenous!
A Scrap Anemone: daft as a brush, but very very ravenous!

Thanks to the roguelike structure, you won't have to finish the main story, first. Once you have met Seth Nobu, you will see some new faces which will offer precious rewards in exchange of accomplishing various kinds of missions for them. 

But there will also be some new baddies around. Like the Outlaw Cargo Thief, a shady type of enemy, lurking behind asteroids only waiting to secretly steal your precious cargo when you don't pay attention.

Colonial Sentinel

Space pilots can look forward to flying the Colonial Sentinel, which handles similarly to the Interceptor with its mid-class engine and average maneuverability while impressing through some sophisticated electronic warfare. The Sentinel comes with a weaker hull, but compensates this weakness with its exclusive and powerful Shield ST, featuring twice the capacity of the standard model. What makes this fighter stand out in the Colonial Fleet is its exclusive EMP Generator to stun enemies and its perks for fast-hacking security doors, comm hubs, and jump suppressors as well as as for adding a fourth modding slot o any device or primary weapon.

The Colonial Sentinel: not only a fantastic piece of technology but also easy on the eyes!
The Colonial Sentinel: not only a fantastic piece of technology but also easy on the eyes!

Factory Stations and the Okkar Homeworld If you're not too busy dying, the new G&B factory stations are well worth a visit. Here you can upgrade your ship, refine resources and delay your inevitable fate by means of repairs. There is even more to these humongous facilities, but we leave it up to you to find out more.

Factory station are always worth to stop by for refining resources, installing ship upgrades or repair jobs.
Factory station are always worth to stop by for refining resources, installing ship upgrades or repair jobs.

At some point, you will also have the chance to see the Okkar Homeworld and further "interact" with the dominant alien species. But beware, this might have consequences and don't say we didn't warn you!

Take a trip to the Okkar Homeworld!
Take a trip to the Okkar Homeworld!


New Toys To Play With 

 EMP Generators? Decoy Holograms? Why, yes! Tons of new devices and consumables will make surviving Cluster 34... as hard as before. But even more fun. New primary and secondary weapons, such as Lightning Guns and Plasma Throwers, will ensure continued enjoyment when dispatching your opponents. Ever wanted to barrage multiple foes at once with projectiles? The Seeker Missile Battery aims to please. 

 

The Plasma Thrower: a sizzlingly hot new primary weapon!
The Plasma Thrower: a sizzlingly hot new primary weapon!


Wait! There is more!  

If a simple paint job didn't do it for you, why not fly in style with a set of fashionable ship skins? And if your journey isn't challenging enough already, we've got you covered with even more achievements.

Five new ship skins to chose from to fly in style!
Five new ship skins to chose from to fly in style!

   

Happy hunting, pilots. Try not to die.  

All the best,
Michael and your dedicated ROCKFISH Games Team


Shout Out

This time we'd like to draw your attention to a Kickstarter from another talented indie studio from Germany: Lonely Mountain Downhill is an incredibly fun game (tried it myself at the Indie Arena Booth at Gamescom) where you take it on a thrilling ride down an unspoiled mountain landscape. You make your way through thick forests, narrow trails, and wild rivers all the way from the peak to the valley while trying not to crash.


The awesome team from Megagon Industries has already surpassed the 50% mark and still got 23 days to go. Help these nice young devs to make their dream game come true. We already did so.

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    1. Missing avatar

      Joshua Carmody on

      I'm super glad for this DLC! I love Everspace and only stopped playing it daily because I felt like I'd seen everything. Just bought the DLC and am reinstalling the game now.

    2. Anders T.N
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      on

      Can't say I mind the DLC. That seems like good value, but selling a soundtrack, 10 wallpapers and an artbook at GOG for the same sum is just ridiculous. Music should be sold with the game whenever it has any merit on it's own.

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      TheAugust on

      This expansion (and the game in general) looks PHENOMENAL! Any update on the PS4 version? I backed on the hopes of console support, specifically for the PS4.

    4. Ethan Furman
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      on

      $10 bucks is definitely a fair price. Thanks, Rockfish!

    5. ToastyJustice on

      I'm happy to see this fantastic expansion DLC, and will gladly buy it! This is the way to do it guys, keep up the great work!

    6. vlorg on

      Thanks for continuing to create content for this game. I'm happy to be a backer. I have a question about the NPC names. I backed as a Space Warrior, and I believe I remember being asked to give my submissions for NPC names, both good and bad. I may have missed an update about this, and if so I apologize. Have our name submissions gone into the game yet, or perhaps are they in this DLC?

    7. ROCKFISH Games Creator on

      @Thoemse: Awesome, much appreciated!
      @Talden: The lowest tier to get a game copy was €20 (~$23) and we launched Everspace for $30 / €28. More expensive tears include more perks. That's how Kickstarter works. Why should there be a discount for new content? How should that even work technically? Lastly, is this really such an issue at $9.99 for another 10 hours of gameplay?
      /Michael

    8. Taldren on

      Odd that there wouldn't be a backer discount for DLC at least seeing as many of our pledge more than the game even sold for. Was strange that the "free DLC" started at the $250 pledge mark.

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      Thoemse on

      I usualy don't buy DLC. This one seems to be well worth it though. Still one of my favorit games to play in VR.