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Redshirt is the comedy sci-fi sim about social networking aboard a space station, starring the station's most ambitious low-ranking peon: you! Navigate the professional and interpersonal politics of the ubiquitous "Spacebook" to curry favor among friends and colleagues.
Data di rilascio: 13 Nov 2013
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“Like a socially-aware velociraptor, Redshirt is a clever girl... Smart, savvy, and satirical.”
7.5/10 – PC Gamer

“Redshirt has everything I've ever wanted in a social sim: satire, addictive mechanics and buckets of cheesy sci-fi puns.”
8/10 – Polygon

“Most games in the life sim genre would punish you for playing incorrectly, but Redshirt thrives on transgressions. Don’t let the charming, low-key tone and gentle referential humor fool you, this is pitch black stuff.”
8/10 – Paste Magazine

Informazioni sul gioco

Redshirt is the comedy sci-fi sim about social networking aboard a space station, starring the station's most ambitious low-ranking peon: you! Navigate the professional and interpersonal politics of the ubiquitous "Spacebook" to curry favor among friends and colleagues. As intense intergalactic conflict rages around you, it's up to you to accrue those all-important "likes" on your status updates! Whether you're looking for love, opportunities for promotion, or even a chance to play Zero-G golf with the captain, you can schmooze your way through social circles and claw your way up the career ladder. Perhaps you too can finally achieve the dream of an off-station transfer, or even the Redshirt's opportunity of a lifetime: being sent on an away-mission!

"Redshirt’s take on science fiction clichés is amusing, telling short stories in the form of status updates and messages, but the activity of playing the game is rather intense, even though it’s a turn-based life management sim. As if accidentally snubbing friends and causing heartbreak wasn’t enough, a short while into your misadventure, a disturbing message arrives. A calamity is coming. The station is doomed. People will die." - Rock Paper Shotgun

"Spying on an ex in a video game even though there’s no tangible benefit to doing so WHATS GOING ON" - Red Door Blue Key

Redshirt received an Honorable Mention in the 2014 IGF Awards for Excellence in Narrative!

Social Networking, But Not As We Know It...


Redshirt is a comedy sci-fi social networking simulation game. Create & customise your character, a brand new arrival aboard space station Megalodon-9, where you start your career on the lowest possible rung: a Transporter Accident Cleanup Technician. You also realise that everyone on the station is required to use the proprietary social network, "Spacebook"!

You hear rumours something terrible will happen soon aboard the station, and it's up to you to stop being a disposable nobody before it's too late! You can do this by interacting (through Spacebook!) with randomly-generated, AI-driven characters with their own unique personalities, trying to win friends and influence station citizens. Or, you can focus on what skills you need to climb the fairly-extensive career tree. Or, save up your KarmaCreds. Or, flirt your way up the station. The choice is yours, and there are different strategies. You just have a limited time in which to do it, otherwise... terrible things will happen. You are a Redshirt, after all!

Features

  • Satirical, tongue-in-cheek social simulation, filled with humour and political intrigue.
  • Detailed character creation: choose from 5 different species, from human to tentacled squid creature!
  • Each game is unique: Megalodon-9 is full of procedurally generated AI-driven characters, each with their own random personalities and profile pictures.

  • Customise station settings: define the kinds of personalities you'll encounter, from friendly chatterboxes to self-obsessed bigots.
  • Update your Spacebook, strategically 'like' statuses, and send private messages to your fellow station citizens.
  • Arrange Spacebook 'events' with your friends, frenemies, and even higher-ranking officers, to influence your relationships and skills.
  • Multiple routes to success through turn-based gameplay, from skills-based diligence, to romance, to charismatic schmoozing.
  • Navigate an extensive, non-linear career tree, by gaining the right skills... or just by making the right friends.
  • Make friends and manage romantic relationships -- if you can handle the drama!
  • Strategically manage your interests and skills.
  • Buy items in the Self-Help Object Purveyor (S.H.O.P.) to increase your stats and skills, from RoboCats to illegal hoverbikes!

  • Away missions!
  • Humorous parody of social networking culture.
  • Puns! So many puns.

More Reviews & Articles

For more reviews (and also information about development of Redshirt), please visit the forums.

Requisiti di sistema (PC)

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP
    • Processor: 2 gig
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 256 MB
    • Hard Drive: 500 MB available space
    • Sound Card: any
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows XP
    • Processor: 2 gig
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 256 MB
    • Hard Drive: 500 MB available space
    • Sound Card: any

Requisiti di sistema (MAC)

    Minimum:
    • Processor: 2 gig
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 256 MB
    • Hard Drive: 500 MB available space
    • Sound Card: any
    Recommended:
    • Processor: 2 gig
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 256 MB
    • Hard Drive: 500 MB available space
    • Sound Card: any
Recensioni utili dai clienti
13 di 20 persone (65%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
413 prodotti nell'account
78 recensioni
26.8 ore in totale
This game is absolutely hilarous if you've ever been a part of Facebook, whether you liked it or not!

If you use the activity feed here on Steam, you'll totally understand what I'm talking about.
Redshirt deals with many complicated social interactions ranging from cause and effect of inviting and talking to certain people and forgetting about others. Misunderstandings and jealousy from your coworkers adds to the chaos and comedy in this game.

9/10 Not much of an in-game tutorial available, but fairly understandable anyway!
Pubblicata: 9 Giugno 2014
Questa recensione ti è stata utile? No
4 di 5 persone (80%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
1,417 prodotti nell'account
121 recensioni
0.6 ore in totale
Really really really boring. What's the purpose of playing a game that feels like a chore to get through instead of entretainment?

Just glad i got it real cheap off a bundle otherwise... what a rip off.
Pubblicata: 12 Marzo 2014
Questa recensione ti è stata utile? No
3 di 4 persone (75%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
250 prodotti nell'account
20 recensioni
0.5 ore in totale
Red♥♥♥♥ is a game that shoud be on my ipad and cost like a one dollar...
Pubblicata: 11 Marzo 2014
Questa recensione ti è stata utile? No
5 di 8 persone (63%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
282 prodotti nell'account
63 recensioni
1.3 ore in totale
So much fun! Very addictive! I do not have a Facebook account, so I can only imagine that the features of Spacebook(in game social network) is based off Facebook. If you have a Facebook account then you know already all the things you can do within it. Redshirt takes those similar features of Facebook and makes it it the only way to interact and progress through Redshirt. Basically you are lowest ranking official in the game, and in order to grow higher in ranking you need to make friends, get along with multiple species, like people's statuses, send personal messages, create statuses of your own, and even flirt to make a name for yourself with the many species within Spacebook. I would highly recommend getting this game at a discount. While it is very fun and addicting , you will enjoy it even more getting this during a sale.
Pubblicata: 16 Marzo 2014
Questa recensione ti è stata utile? No
1 di 1 persone (100%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
1,033 prodotti nell'account
7 recensioni
7.8 ore in totale
Somewhat interesting, but in the end rather boring and repetitive title. Only value at around 2€ (-90%) price...
Pubblicata: 21 Marzo 2014
Questa recensione ti è stata utile? No
1 di 2 persone (50%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
344 prodotti nell'account
25 recensioni
7.2 ore in totale
Redshirt avrebbe potuto essere un ottimo gioco se non fosse affetto da alcuni difetti, primo fra tutti una ripetitività di fondo delle meccaniche su cui si basa il gioco: immaginate di passare tutti i giorni almeno sei o sette ore su Facebook postando stati di dubbia utilità e tempestando di like i vostri amici solo per tentare di aumentare il vostro ascendente nei loro confronti, ecco questo è in breve Redshirt. Come se non bastasse, le attività utili per lo scopo del gioco da far svolgere al nostro personaggio sono relativamente poche e quindi ogni giorno sulla stazione farete svolgere quelle stesse attività al vostro alter ego (e ai suoi amici).

Di buon livello invece l’ironia citazionistica di cui è impregnato il gioco intero: i riferimenti alla saga di Star Trek si sprecano e questo non può che aggiungere valore al titolo in questione. Non basta però per elevarlo dalla sufficienza e per controbilanciare alcuni aspetti negativi del gioco, come ad esempio i modelli dei personaggi che sembrano essere stati disegnati da un bambino dell’asilo o una difficoltà fin troppo bassa.

In conclusione, Redshirt è un esperimento riuscito a metà: l’idea di creare un social sim interamente incentrato su uno pseudo-Facebook è interessante, così come l’idea di ambientare il gioco su una stazione spaziale che scimmiotta Deep Space Nine; la realizzazione di contro è approssimativa e il gioco così com’è stato sviluppato rischia di annoiare molto presto gli aspiranti Benjamin Sisko.

Potete leggere la recensione completa qui:
http://checkpointcafe.wordpress.com/2014/02/23/the-weakly-hobbyt-139/
Pubblicata: 25 Febbraio 2014
Questa recensione ti è stata utile? No

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