Astronaut: The Best is an occult management adventure where people aren't just numbers: they're screwups. You must run a proper space academy using lies, witchcraft, and/or hard work. Guide cadets through a roguelite web of scandals and challenges, or the government will have you killed.
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Positive (26) - 92% of the 26 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Aug 15, 2023

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“Houston, we have a winner. This game's incredible, and if you like roguelites or management sims, pick it up pronto.”
9.5 – EIP Gaming

“Everything is twisted and bizarre; feelings which completely define the experience in all the best ways possible.”
80 – GameLuster

“If you’re looking for a quirky time management game set in an intriguing—and comical—world, you want to check out Astronaut: The Best.”

About This Game

Navigate procedurally generated episodic storylines.
Face off against ravenous tabloids and magical upper management.
Your arsenal includes training, sycophantic groveling, lying, and witchcraft.
Use them to make history, or end up dead in a ditch.

Five missions. Hundreds of decisions. Thousands of recombinant astronauts. Millions of ways to fail spectacularly.

  • Train Your Astronauts – Recruit procedurally generated characters, strengthen their abilities, and discover their hidden personality traits. Astronauts could be revealed to be serial killers, part-time pirates, or members of the royal family. Your choices have an impact on each recruit and their likelihood of success.
  • Unpredictable Missions – Through a blend of procedural and branching narrative structures, no mission is ever the same. Explore all the possible roguelite results in each replay, filled with character, humor, and twists you’ll never see coming.
  • Charm The Nation, or Else – Prepare your astronauts to perform for the nation on sensationalist TV programs and in the tabloids. Succeed in zany trials to win glory, or fail spectacularly and face deadly consequences.
  • Spacecraft Meets Witchcraft - The nation’s High Priests demand results, and a well-placed spell can mean all the difference. Perform mystic rituals, use supernatural charms to give your astronauts the upper hand, and discover a metaverse-spanning mystery underneath it all.

We greatly appreciate your interest, and strive to deliver something you could not possibly expect but will appreciate all the same. For feedback, discussions, and betting on morality plays, you are cordially invited to join our Discord.

Mature Content Description

The developers describe the content like this:

This game contains references to, but no direct depictions of, quasi-adult situations such as sex scandals and substance overindulgence. It contains phrases such as "masturbation embargo," "tripping on peppers," and "weird sex thing."

System Requirements

    • OS *: Windows 7 SP1+, 8, 10
    • Processor: SSE2 instruction set support
    • Memory: 1024 MB RAM
    • Graphics: Yes
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Storage: 3000 MB available space
* Starting January 1st, 2024, the Steam Client will only support Windows 10 and later versions.

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