The Away Team: Lost Exodus Released!

Hello and greetings Space Travellers!

It is with great pleasure that we announce that The Away Team’s Lost Exodus update is out and available to play right now!

 

In addition to bug fixes, stability improvements and good old typo corrections, the Lost Exodus update includes:

  • Expanded story, increasing the game’s mission content to over 120,000 words
  • Enhanced sector exploration with new ship handling, random event missions and asteroid fields
  • Fancy new ship graphics
  • 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

Some things you might be interested in checking out before you play:

We partnered with long-time fan Jason Silverain to put together an introduction to the new in-game character editor.

Some of our wonderful testers also uploaded their own characters to the new Steam Workshop page for you to take with you on your adventures across the universe.

We’re publishing write-ups that delve into the kind of effort we put into the Lost Exodus update on the Underflow blog, in this post, we take a look at the process behind expanding and refining the design of the Argo.

Lastly, we’d like to extend a thank you to everyone who has been patient as we put this update together, and an extra big thanks to those who helped us test the game and make sure it was ready to come out of the oven.

Enjoy!

The Away Team: Lost Exodus Releasing October 22nd, 2018

The Away Team: Lost Exodus, coming October 22nd

Greetings, space travellers!

We are proud to announce 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.

There are a lot of changes to go over, and we’ll be digging in in more detail with a proper changes, but for now, here’s a rundown on the key stuff:

  • 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

Additionally we 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, The new price of $8 will better reflect and honor that. If you’d get in early and pick up The Away Team or gift it to a friend at the lower price of $2.00, we understand.

We are really looking forward to sharing what we’ve been working on with new and existing players on the 22nd, and hope you’ll celebrate with us by checking it out 🙂

If you’d like to check out some screenshots of the new bits and pieces ahead of us updating the store page, you can check out our presskit here: http://press.underflowstudios.com/sheet.php?p=The_Away_Team

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