In this interactive sci-fi adventure novel, you are the AI pilot of Earth's last interstellar ship, tasked with finding a home for your crew—the last remnants of humanity. Your choices will determine their fate, and your own.
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Mixed (28 reviews) - 64% of the 28 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Jul 22, 2016

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March 23

Linux Released!

As long as I could remember I always wanted to use linux. Even before I knew what it was I knew I wanted to explore it. To me linux has always been about that vast field of software thrown about. When I first saw it, it was different. It wasn't Windows.

As everyone struggles when they learn something new so did I stumble and fall and waste countless hours on installing, reinstalling and recompiling my userland. I even use to run a free shell service caled "Pulpie" in order to teach others how to use Linux. That created the Fushi shell which was my first programming project.

Linux has given me so much and with that I am happy to announce that I can give something back to it. Although small and niche The Away Team grows the Linux game count by one. Something I could not be more proud to do.

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Brune Michael J

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March 4

On the subject of: New Projects

Website: http://www.underflowstudios.com/subject-new-projects

Passion is a great thing to have. A strong passion could mean a complex and changing passion. It can also mean a deep and steady passion. In the end a strong passion will usually spawn at least one project that one hasn't any idea how to start. The best way I have found to start something is to just go do it. Attempt to find the best starting point, ensure you know of multiple and take the one that you think you would enjoy and be the happiest with taking. If you start in on a path don't be afraid to turn around. You should never lock in to a path so much that you refuse to see the error of it's ways. You should also be loyal enough to a single path to see at least one to completion.

This is what allowed Underflow Studios to release The Away Team. A strong and healthy passion from everyone involved. While The Away Team was basically myself (Michael Brune) working on it alone with ideas of creating a story like Star Trek or Stargate that would live with me and hopefully others forever. When people ask me, was this project successful? I could point at the numbers and say "Yes, we made a profit." but that's not what I do. I point at the fact that story will now be around for my children, for your children and for anyone reading this. That to me is success.

So with this I would like to introduce a new project of mine personally. I am calling it "On the subject of". A hopefully informative... blog, I guess? It won't be only text. I plan to do vlogs and possibly other mediums like games and podcasts. Sometimes these things will feature just me or they might include others, which will be properly introduced as we go. Lastly I can't guarantee every entry will be free. I can guarantee that every entry will be as cheap as I can make it.

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Brune, Michael J

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About This Game

You are the AI in charge of Earth's final interstellar spaceship, tasked with delivering your human crew to a suitable new home among the stars. The fate of previous ships is unknown--with a set of galactic maps to guide you, it's your job to decide which planets to visit, which crew to send down to the surface, and which choices they should make along the way. You are humanity's last hope.

Your choice matters!
Each of ten possible crew members has a distinct set of attributes, traits and flaws that will impact your chances, so choose wisely! With over 30 planets and stations to visit, over 700 choices to make, and near-infinite randomized sector maps to visit, there are countless paths to take across the galaxy.

A novel's worth of adventure!
Over 85,000 words of text across multiple playthroughs provide a rich storyline full of action, suspense, drama and horror. Can you find your way down all four paths to victory?

Customizable
Lua-based missions and json-based data files make writing and scripting your own characters and missions simple. Write yourself into the game, or include your friends and see who survives.

Eat your crew
Food and fuel are hard to come by in deep space. Choose wisely but quickly in charting your course--when supplies run out, tough decisions will be in store, and cannibalism might be the only option...

Excerpt
  • Jeter 79
  • Star Class: G
  • Object Type: Planet
  • Object Mass: Terran
  • Surface Temp: -10 Celsius
  • Atmosphere: ~17% Oxygen
  • Gravity: 8.34 m/s2
  • Habitability: 62.77%
There are signs of life on this otherwise apparently barren planet, although it's not quite clear what form it takes. The atmosphere is not entirely hospitable to humans, nor indeed any Earth animal you know of, but the sensors indicate that something is definitely down there. Regardless, it's also clear enough that humans--or something like them--were here in the past. You wouldn't know it from the lack of anything in orbit around the planet, but sandwiched between several tall mountain ranges on the surface is the ruin of what might once have been a small city.
"There's some sort of energy signature down there," you tell the crew as the shuttle closes in on the surface. "It's not entirely clear what it is, but it's well worth checking out, even if this place doesn't exactly look like home."
The signal is not steady, whatever it is; it pulses, and the readings from the shuttle sensors rise and fall as it maneuvers between mountaintops and crumbling old buildings. When the shuttle breaks into a clearing at the center of the city, however, the signal becomes more steady. It's clearly coming from below the ground, directly underneath a spindly tower or statue of some sort that straddles the entire clearing.
[ Plenty of places to land--take your pick ]
The streets of what was once a city are overgrown with scraggly red and black plants, tangled vines and scary looking thorn bushes, but there's ample room amongst the flora for a safe landing.
"Sensors are clearly detecting life below the surface," you say. "It's impossible to tell what. It's organic, it's mobile. That's about all I know. Probably not a plant, but no way to be sure. Could be intelligent, could be dangerous, especially since you're not armed. If you get into trouble, immediately run back to the shuttle."
LEADERNAME opens the shuttle door and the crew heads out into the clearing. The undergrowth here is about shin deep, but despite the scary looking thorns you're confident that an atmospheric suit will be able to withstand whatever it comes into contact with.
Beneath the razor grass and thorny weeds is a quite flat and sturdy surface, apparently made of some sort of stone reinforced with metal rebar based on your scans. Clearly artificial, but then the buildings and giant metal tower already gave that away. There are hollow spaces below, but they're more tunnel than cavern.
There are still no better readings on whatever non-plant life forms might be down there. Perhaps the crew will be able to avoid contact entirely. That would be ideal. If you had breath, you wouldn't be holding it, however.

System Requirements

Windows
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7 or higher 32bit
    • Processor: 1 ghz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Shader 1.1 support
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Our sound guy would be sad if you don't have one but you technically could play without one... You monster
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7 or higher 64 bit
    • Processor: 2 ghz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Shader 2.0 Supprt
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Soundbooster 540 5 terabit sound chip.
    Minimum:
    • OS: Hannah Montana Linux
    • Processor: 1 ghz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Shader 1.1 support
    Recommended:
    • OS: Manjaro Linux
    • Processor: 2 ghz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Shader 2.0 Supprt
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