The human race explores the stars, but a keen focus on the future has left a trail of desolation in the past. You are Alex Pieterson, commander of the salvage ship Thaddeus and its team of hardened agents. You are a remnant of that past, fighting for survival in a huge new galaxy.
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Release Date: Nov 17, 2016

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Why Early Access?

“Salvaged is a unique sci-fi strategy game that introduces an entirely new way of controlling a multi-person squad in a fighting environment. To put it simply, we’re unsure of how players will respond to this new way of playing. Is the game too easy, too hard, would people prefer more action, more strategising? We believe that Early Access is the perfect way to gauge player opinion and adapt the game appropriately.

The full campaign is playable in this Early Access edition, with 20 levels that feature a fully realised storyline with between 8 and 15 hours of play (depending on player skill). So while the game can be played all the way through without interruption, we expect to have have a few minor bugs that will need to be ironed out during the Early Access period. The game has already been tested thoroughly, so most players should find very few issues, but we want to be 100% bug free when the full game is released.

We also have a variety of features we want to add (all of which are listed below). So we feel now is the right time to start gathering feedback from a wider audience. As such, be sure to provide feedback on your experience with Salvaged!”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“This will largely depend upon the amount of balance changes we make to the core gameplay, as well as the number of minor bugs that need to be eradicated. As well as these improvements, we will also be gradually adding the below features, which will obviously take time. However, our expectation is for the game to be in Early Access for six months at the maximum.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“Salvaged features 20 full levels and an extensive narrative (plus incredible background lore) written specifically for the game. Salvaged also features a huge range of customisation options for your crew members, as well as multiple routes and strategies for your salvage operations. Despite this breadth of content, we’re planning on extending the Early Access version in the following ways:

  • Incorporate post-campaign procedural missions
  • Include support for the HTC Vive. Salvaged was developed first for Oculus Rift, so we're still adjusting Vive performance.
  • Take feedback from players on balancing, specifically difficulty levels, and adjust the game accordingly.
  • Add tablet control method for the non-VR play method
  • Optimise the performance and graphics for lower / higher end PCs
  • Fix any bugs as they are found

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“Salvaged has 20 levels and a full narrative that can be played and enjoyed from beginning to end. We expect the campaign to typically take players 8 to 15 hours to complete, depending upon play style and ability. Of course, this can be replayed endlessly, and with various customisation options and combat tactics there are plenty of reasons to play the campaign over and over again.”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“We will gradually be increasing the price as we ship new content and features. However, all Early Access versions of the game will automatically be upgraded when the full game is released.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“Feedback is a large part of the reason Salvaged is on Early Access, as such we’re incredibly keen to hear from the players and to see how they react to the game. For starters, there are broad balancing decisions to be made which will be reviewed against the metrics on playtime we receive.

Of course, we’ll also be receiving, listening and responding to your direct feedback provided either here on our Early Access page or via our various external channels (Twitter, Facebook, game forum).”
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November 18, 2016

Salvaged: VR Comic now available for free!

To celebrate the launch of Salvaged to Steam Early Access, were delighted to announce the release of the Salvaged: VR Comic!



The Salvaged: VR Comic is available right now to download for free from iTunes and the Google Play Store and can be viewed with any smartphone-compatible VR viewer (Cardboard etc.). The first chapter of the comic is also available on YouTube and the Salvaged Facebook page!

Designed as a unique introduction to the expansive new world of Salvaged, the VR Comic is an audio-driven experience that takes viewers through Alex Pieterson’s latest journey to the distant space station Roulette. Two chapters of the comic are currently available, with more chapters set for release over the coming weeks.

The VR comic will be available on Gear VR in the near future, but for now we encourage anyone with a VR-compatible Android or iOS phone (or... an internet connection) to try this inventive new method of storytelling. We’re incredibly proud of what we’ve accomplished with this comic.

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November 17, 2016

Salvaged now available on Steam Early Access!



Salvaged released!

We at Opposable Games are incredibly excited to announce that as of today Salvaged is officially available on Steam Early Access!

After the huge wave of support we received upon our approval on Steam Greenlight, we’ve been taking the time to ensure the game is everything it can possibly be. We’re now fully confident in the game and looking forward to hearing your responses.

For those who’ve not been following our game from the beginning, Salvaged is a unique sci-fi strategy game with an emphasis on its weaving narrative and customisable gameplay. Cast as Alex Pieterson, and given one of the toughest jobs in the known universe, players must lead their crew of hardened agents through alien-infested wrecks in search of valuable salvage and - as the story unfolds - something much more dangerous.

Designed for both virtual reality and standard play, Salvaged takes place from the command room of the Thaddeus with players literally viewing events through the eyes of Alex Pieteson. Salvage contracts (and the ensuing battles) are viewed through the headcam of each agent, with a Hollywood-inspired command center allowing the player to see all of the action at once.


Details on Early Access period

Despite being released to early access, Salvaged features a fully playable story-driven campaign mode that includes between 8 and 15 hours of gameplay (depending on player skill), as well as a raft of agent customisation options and innumerable strategies.

The early access period is designed to allow us to include additional features such as a post-campaign ‘endless’ mode and full HTC Vive support. This is on top of gameplay tweaks and general performance enhancements.

You can view all of the details on Salvaged and its early access period on Steam, where you can purchase the game right now for just $12.99/£9.99.

We want to put out a huge thankyou to those who have supported Salvaged along the way - in particular those who Greenlit the game back in 2015. We’re incredibly proud to finally be able to release the game, and that’s possible due to your support. We hope you enjoy the game and continue to support us by providing feedback!

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About This Game

The human race explores the stars, but a keen focus on the future has left a trail of desolation in the past. You are Alex Pieterson, commander of the salvage ship Thaddeus and its team of hardened agents. You are a remnant of that past, fighting for survival in a huge new galaxy.

Salvaged is a strategy game designed to be played in both virtual reality and with regular 2D screens. The game’s first-person command view is a unique take on the genre, allowing the player to see the world of Salvaged literally through the eyes of Commander Pieterson.

  • Story-focused campaign - Salvaged features an original story-focused campaign mode penned by Daniel Hunter-Dowsing, a twisting narrative that integrates seamlessly with the game’s crew and combat systems.

  • Command your agents - Take command with unique real-time combat mechanics that force you to think on your feet. Plus, view the action through each of your agent’s head-cams in classic Hollywood style.

  • Upgrade and customise - Your team of Salvagers will become a personal squad of expert alien hunters. Make them your own with customisable skills, weapons and armour. Adapt your team to fit your strategy.

  • A deep new universe to explore - Salvaged takes place in a universe torn apart by warfare, pestilence and greed. The human race explores the stars, but a keen focus on the future has left a trail of desolation in the past.

  • Designed for both VR and regular play - Salvaged has been developed with virtual reality at the fore, designed to immerse you in your role as the commander of the salvage ship Thaddeus. However, the game can also be enjoyed without a VR headset, allowing anyone to experience the tactical gameplay and story-driven campaign.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7 SP1 64 bit or newer
    • Processor: Intel Core i3-3225 @ 3.30GHz or equivalent
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 2GB / AMD Radeon HD 7850 2GB
    • Storage: 7 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: These are recommended minimum requirements for non-VR. Salvaged is an Early Access game, and recommended requirements may change during development.
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7 SP1 64 bit or newer
    • Processor: Intel i5-4590 equivalent or greater
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GTX 970 / AMD R9 290 equivalent or greater
    • Storage: 7 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: These are recommended minimum requirements for VR. Salvaged is an Early Access game, and recommended requirements may change during development.
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