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.
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Utgivelsesdato: 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

About This Game

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.

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

Systemkrav

Windows
Mac OS X
    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
    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
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9 av 13 personer (69%) syntes denne anmeldelsen var hjelpsom
15.3 timer registrert
Publisert: 4. november
I was not expecting much from this game considering it received such widespread negative reviews. However I played 5.9 hours of it and can honestly say I enjoyed my experience.

Spacebook (an obvious ripoff of facebook) is your outlet in this game, you create a character and basic profile for which you use to communicate with work friends. You can also attend a variety of hobbies and work booster related activities, for which you can meet new likeminded friends.

The aim is to basically work your way up the status ladder via networking. Jumping from job to job, friend to friend, even lover to lover in order to receive money, fame and power. In the midst of this is a story which does give you a lmited time frame, though I found it to be more than enough needed. As for the story It's nothing complex but I don't wish to ruin it.

If you're a fan of dating sim games and the like then I would suggest giving this a try. It may only be a basic game if compared to others of a similar nature but honestly sometimes all you want to play is something simple. The ultimate question - Is the game worth £6.99? It's a little expensive in honesty but if it was in a sale then it would be worth purchasing.
 
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1 av 1 personer (100%) syntes denne anmeldelsen var hjelpsom
0.7 timer registrert
Publisert: 20. november
I bought this back when it first came out because I thought the premise was intriguing. I've always been a fan of Star Trek, and I thought a game about how those poor, unfortunate redshirts and other nameless, unimportant crew members survived the insane situations that inevitably befell the crew would be neat. I thought a game about being an underapprciated but vital part of a team would be fun.

This game is not that game.

Let's go through each of the claims this game makes any why I think most, if not all of them, are bogus.

1: "Satirical, tongue-in-cheek social simulation, filled with humour and political intrigue." If by "political intrigue" you mean "boring, petty interpersonal drama that I get enough of in my daily life," then yes. This game has political intrigue coming out of its nostrils. I will say that it is at least mildly satirical, as the implication that social media is a poor substitute for actual interaction is a perfectly valid one. I will admit, though, that I didn't find too much about this game to be funny.

2: "Detailed character creation: choose from 5 different species, from human to tentacled squid creature!" It isn't that details, I'm afraid. Additionally, it actually makes very little difference what species or even sexual orientation that you choose, except in very rare circumstances (such as being depressed because you don't have a significant other and everyone you can date is not interested in people of your gender, and the one person who is hates your guts; I don't need a repeat of my everyday life, thank you).

3: "Each game is unique: Megalodon-9 is full of procedurally generated AI-driven characters, each with their own random personalities and profile pictures." Each game is unique, but the NPCs aren't sure the names and species and personalities might change, but they're all the same, vapid, uninteresting characters.

4: "Customise station settings: define the kinds of personalities you'll encounter, from friendly chatterboxes to self-obsessed bigots." This bit is accurate, at least.

5: "Update your Spacebook, strategically 'like' statuses, and send private messages to your fellow station citizens." This is also an accurate feature.

6: "Arrange Spacebook 'events' with your friends, frenemies, and even higher-ranking officers, to influence your relationships and skills." Despite being accurate, I'm not sure how this and the prior item are even features.

7: "Multiple routes to success through turn-based gameplay, from skills-based diligence, to romance, to charismatic schmoozing." This is accurate, to a degree. You cannot rely on just one to succeed, however; the best route always involves using everything at your disposal. And you'll need to: without romance, for example, your morale may drop .And if you're in a bad mood, your work will suffer. If your work suffers, say good-bye to that promotion. And before you know it, you're another soulless drone lamenting your lack of a love-life and your boring, dead-end job, anxiously awaiting the weekend so you can go to wine-tastings to get your mood back up for the coming week, only to repeat the cycle ad infinitum.

8: "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!" On a personal note, this is something I dislike about this game, especially when paired with the above item. Don't get me wrong, I love playing games where I get to be a manipulative schemer. But when the best run I ever had involved buddying up to my supervisors and discarding them when I'd gotten a promotion, that may say something about how viable a skill-based playthrough is.

9: "Strategically manage your interests and skills." See the aforementioned bit about wine-tastings.

10: "Buy items in the Self-Help Object Purveyor (S.H.O.P.) to increase your stats and skills, from RoboCats to illegal hoverbikes!" True, and also a requirement.

11: "Away missions!" Also known as "which one of my friends is going to die miserably and send me into a self-destructive spiral?"

12: "Humorous parody of social networking culture." A parody, perhaps. But I wouldn't say it's a particularly humorous one. I found most of the jokes to fall flat.

13: "Puns! So many puns." Yes, but they're not particularly funny puns.

Now that that's done with, here's my final conclusion. Redshirt was fun, for about 10 minutes. Then it became very, very tedious and very, very boring. And while that's fine to a degree, especially if your game is parodying something as boring as social media, the game itself has to be fun. Quite simply? Redshirt is not fun. I cannot suggest that anyone buy this game for anything more than $3.00.

Seriously, wait for it to go on sale if you have to buy it.
 
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1 av 3 personer (33%) syntes denne anmeldelsen var hjelpsom
6.1 timer registrert
Publisert: 15. november
i hate it because its work not fun. some may disagree with this assessment but in every game that requires managment there is a proverbial line if which crossed the game itself becomes work . think about the old sims games sure it was fun if your sim got promoted but in order to do so your sim has to have 8 friends. because your sim only has 4 friends you are going to have to spend time trying to make friends to get a better job that is the point in which the line is crossed. this game is a great way to waste time if you have tons of it on your hands but shortly after starting you'll realize your not having any fun because inorder to make anything intersting happen you'll have to spend time doing things that are stupid.
 
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0 av 3 personer (0%) syntes denne anmeldelsen var hjelpsom
8.2 timer registrert
Publisert: 16. november
A facebook simulator. In space. Buy the damn game.
 
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4 av 18 personer (22%) syntes denne anmeldelsen var hjelpsom
0.7 timer registrert
Publisert: 27. oktober
The game just isn't fun. It's not worth any money. It should be free, even then I'm not sure I would Recommend it.
 
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3.7 timer registrert
Publisert: 22. november
The game description and pictures made me think this game may be kind of fun, and it wasn't terribly expensive so I went ahead and bought it. Unfortunately the early charm of the game kept me entertained for maybe an hour, after which I essentially "played" it almost racing through it to see if anything better would come. This game feels like a job and it's not fun. Just as an example, as you progress you are supposed to gain Spacebook friends in order to extend your influence. However, there is only so many action items in a day, and you can't do activities with everyone, so you constantly are bombarded by all of the people that you aren't spending time with. I really don't have any desire to play a game that simply has me manage my activities so that i equally distribute the time between a large number of video game characters.. Game just isn't fun.
 
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19 av 22 personer (86%) syntes denne anmeldelsen var hjelpsom
13.4 timer registrert
Publisert: 28. august
TLDR: Try and get the game during a sale, or in a bundle. It's not worth $10.

Star Trek fans will pick up on some humour, otherwise it is a relatively easy game to play for all, without too much effort, and can be picked up and started up again without having to remember or re-learn how to play.

It's a time-waster game that mimicks Facebook, and various Sim-type where you learn skills, and try to play your career, your relationships, or bribery-tactics into getting off the space station before it goes kerboom.

It has some fun to it, but the longevity is really determined by how much you like repetitive play. It's quirky, good for a laugh, but not a $10 one.
 
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6 av 6 personer (100%) syntes denne anmeldelsen var hjelpsom
4.8 timer registrert
Publisert: 14. juni
I wanted to like this game, I really did. And I do... to an extent.

I liked the fact that it's basically a snarky social-network simulator set in outer space.

But let's be real. It's repetetive as all get out. You're going to spend inordinate amounts of time doing the exact same things over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over.

But, okay, sure, I don't mind a repetetive game every now and then. I can play it in bursts. But your "Spacebook friends" in this game are SO NEEDY. Your lovers get jealous if they catch you talking to other people, people get annoyed with you for not inviting them to events that they were too busy to attend, your ever-growing social circle requires constant love and attention.... it's like you're expected to be the entire world of everyone you've ever met. It's exhausting for a game.

And, real talk here--- it feels like one of those flash games you play on like newgrounds or kongregate or whatever for free.

It was a phenomenal concept. It's just not a good game. Which pains me to type, because like I said--- I wanted to like it. Sorry, Redshirt, it's not you, it's me. Maybe we should see other people.
 
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9 av 12 personer (75%) syntes denne anmeldelsen var hjelpsom
24.7 timer registrert
Publisert: 4. juli
Possibly the most niche & "marmite" game I've played in a long time.

Published by the team behind Kudos, it's a "social simulator" set in a spoof of Star Trek. Think managing relationships via Facebook, trying to climb the social ladder, all while playing a turn based Star Trek "choose your own adventure" spoof. You're managing the social graph & your reputation.

It's utterly utterly bizarre & felt more like work than a game at times. But if the idea of mixing the Sims, Facebook & Star Trek appeals to you, this is 100% designed for you. It's certainly worth trying to experience something different to most games out there.
 
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3 av 3 personer (100%) syntes denne anmeldelsen var hjelpsom
1.8 timer registrert
Publisert: 30. juni
I bought into the hype and the appeals at my inner-geek. I'm not quite sure what I was expecting, maybe something with a little more role play action.

I was all jazzed up, I was going to be a Red Shirt, enjoy watching the drama unfold trying not to be killed, all the while making some space buddies for life. Judging the Captain for not seeing how very in love they are with their Science Officer and vise versa. What I got was repeative clicking, and boredom. I can't be bothered with the inane lives of real people, why did I think I would enjoy this?

I understand that that's the point, the commentary the game is making on FB and Twit etc. but a whole game on it? Where actions have no conquences, nothing changes, and a very real sense of same sht different day. I use video games to get away from that.

I was expecting more actions away from Spacebook, and that was my own fault, it had been on my wishlist so long that I turned it into the game I wanted not the game it was. I wanted to experience life on a space ship for the cannon fodder, all I got was life on Facebook.

I got the game on sale and would recommend doing so too if you are going to go for it. I didn't even bother saving the game, that's how sure I am that I'm not going to play it again.

Just be prepared for monotony, because that's the point. That's the game.
 
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2 av 2 personer (100%) syntes denne anmeldelsen var hjelpsom
1.8 timer registrert
Publisert: 22. juli
I guess i just dont like "life sims" because thats what this game purports to be, and i didnt like it.

Then again i dont like real facebook, i dont know why i thought i might like a game which is a simulation of it. I guess i was just attracted by their "what goes on below decks" theme, which this game fails to actually capture in any meaningful way.

Live & learn i guess.

I do like the humor & all the references to sci-fi pop culture though.... its not enough to make this game enjoyable.
 
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3 av 4 personer (75%) syntes denne anmeldelsen var hjelpsom
7.6 timer registrert
Publisert: 19. juni
The game is basicly facebook sims, was a bit confusing and felt pointless. Had some fun stuff but thought i was getting something diffenrt then this. If thats what you want might be good.
 
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4 av 6 personer (67%) syntes denne anmeldelsen var hjelpsom
5.8 timer registrert
Publisert: 21. juli
Redshirt is a wonderfully satirical game about people and situational manipulation. It does make you question a validaty of the facebook and social media controlled society we live in today.
 
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5 av 8 personer (63%) syntes denne anmeldelsen var hjelpsom
2.7 timer registrert
Publisert: 7. oktober
It's a facebook simulator with some space satire as you try to ballance your mediocre redshirt life. The first few hours are a crack up with lots of great jokes but you'll never open the game again. Once you've seen all the content there is no real reason to come back to it. I wouldn't recommend purchasing unless it's already in a bundle with something more valuable.
 
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1 av 1 personer (100%) syntes denne anmeldelsen var hjelpsom
19.3 timer registrert
Publisert: 11. juli
I didn't exactly know what would bring me to play this game when I first saw it. I figured it would be something I'd play for laughs from time to time. At first I thought that was going to be exactly what it would be.

Three hours later I found myself hooked on this social networking game that fueled all the nerdy humor you'd expect to come with a game named after science fiction's most famous expendable extras.

If there was a negative I could find in it would be how easy it is to either talk your way through the game or indulge in your inner Captain Kirk and sleep your way through the ranks.
 
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1 av 1 personer (100%) syntes denne anmeldelsen var hjelpsom
12.5 timer registrert
Publisert: 24. august
This is a great timesuck of a game, less of a timesuck than Civilization, but it fulfills that need to strategize and get off the doomed space station. It's amusing and entertaining.
 
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1 av 1 personer (100%) syntes denne anmeldelsen var hjelpsom
2.3 timer registrert
Publisert: 27. juli
It's really quite difficult to describe this game other than a super depressing life in outer space similation, filled with a quiet desperation to keep alive and keep friends. It's slick, funny, refreshingly dark, and utterly unique!
 
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2 av 3 personer (67%) syntes denne anmeldelsen var hjelpsom
3.8 timer registrert
Publisert: 21. juni
Games fun at first but it gets old quick , not alot of content to work with and its seriously just a social turn based manager , save your money dont be like me and get excited about space missions and meeting exciting new species , its crap
 
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3 av 5 personer (60%) syntes denne anmeldelsen var hjelpsom
3.5 timer registrert
Publisert: 3. juli
Well, it's no Princess Maker 2, but it's better than Long Live the Queen. Some of the emergent social commentary is pretty funny, too. ("Yes, I know you we used to hang out, and you keep sending me invites and increasingly desperate private messages. But I'm trying to get promoted, and focusing on networking with people of higher social station, so I literally can't spare the time to like the post of a peasant like you...")
 
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1 av 2 personer (50%) syntes denne anmeldelsen var hjelpsom
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Publisert: 21. juni
Totally not what I was expecting. As an avid Star Trek fan, I was expecting some type of "Galaxy Quest" style parody. Instead, it is a "Facebook" like interface with turn based actions. The crazy thing is, I hate Facebook, but actually like this game. I don't love it, but it is a great concept. The game has a very small footprint, will download fast, and probably run on older systems. Set phasers to fun.
 
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