Hamburg, Germany – August 25, 2021 – Following a massive update to the Early Access version of EVERSPACE 2, ROCKFISH Games is releasing a brand new demo that reflects much of the polish that has gone into the game since last year’s Prototype build was released. The demo, currently available on Steam, allows players to experience a significant portion of EVERSPACE 2’s first-star system before deciding to delve headfirst into an action-packed space shooter RPG, set in a carefully hand-crafted, pseudo-open game world.
“As a 100% self-funded veteran indie dev, maximum transparency with our fans has always been at the very center of our communication. As said many times before, we have a super strong vision about the game our team is passionate about making, and we’re fully committed to the promises we made in our Kickstarter campaign,” said Michael Schade, CEO, and co-founder of ROCKFISH Games. “However, we understand that making an arguably insanely pretty space game that borrows from various iconic space shooters as well as some of the most popular open-world ARPGs and looter-shooters might create expectations way beyond what’s within our budget and our capabilities as an indie studio of 20ish developers plus a handful of excellent external contractors. So, even though we have hosted over 90 weekly game dev and community streams on our Twitch and YouTube channels where we always show the latest build live in action and answer all sorts of burning questions from our community, we understand that the space devil can be in the space details for some hardcore space sim aficionados. We’ve decided to release a new demo that is 100% based on the most recent Early Access version so every space pilot on the fence about pulling the trigger can check out our work without any strings attached.”
The new EVERSPACE 2 demo is content-gated, offering access to the first five main missions, two side missions, and many random encounters, so players will have as much time as they’d like to explore every asteroid field and outlaw base in the first sector of the Ceto system. Save games will carry over from the demo to the Early Access version, so EVERSPACE 2 first-time pilots who want to continue the adventure can easily do so. The demo’s player level is capped to level five to ensure a compelling experience when transitioning to the full game. However, after finishing the tutorial, demo pilots can grind for resources and in-game currency as long as they please to get a headstart after pulling the trigger on the full game.
Throughout the new system, pilots will discover a variety of new as well as established types of structures and locations, featuring new gameplay mechanics as well as mysterious alien lifeforms and remains, including the much-loved Shadow Creatures from the prototype making a comeback in the fall content update.
Find out more about the demo and other EVERSPACE 2 news in the latest Steam news.