You've barely managed to escape your exploding spaceship. Now in an old escape pod, you hurtle through space at the mercy of the cosmos. With no knowledge of the pod’s complex systems, your life depends on a technical manual and your own wits. How long can you survive?
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Release Date:
Oct 29, 2020

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Note: This Early Access game is not complete and may or may not change further. If you are not excited to play this game in its current state, then you should wait to see if the game progresses further in development. Learn more

What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“We wish for the players to be able to enjoy the Tin Can experience as early as possible. This will allow us to get feedback and help us improve the game.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“This early access version will be available before the final build, planned for release around December 2021.”

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

“The final version will contain more systems, more components, more game modes and events. We are also looking into multiplayer.

New large updates are planned at least every two or three months.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The early access version offers four different game modes: Normal mode - survive for as long as possible against different space events; Hardcore mode – high difficulty with a competitive leader board; Sandbox mode - explore the pod without too much pressure; Rescue Mode - Maintain your beacon online long enough to be rescued through progressively more difficult scenarios.
You can also turn on Party Mode to have another player help you out with the pdf version of the technical manual.

The game includes two pods : The small classical one, and a small space station (WIP).

The pod contains 13 systems: Main Computer, Main Generator, CO2 Scrubbers, O2 Generator, Pressure Stabilizer, Repair Station, Artificial Gravity Generator, Fast Battery Charger, CO2 to O2 Recycling Station, Temperature Manager, Main Lights, Emergency Lights and Temperature Manager.

There are five types of events in early access including asteroid fields, ice nebulae, black hole and the terrifying electric nebulae!”

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

“The early access allows you to buy the game at a reduced price, relative to the amount of the current functionalities that you will find in it.”

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

“It is very important for use to make sure that the game is heading in a way that the community likes. We are open to suggestions and feedback and will remain so during the entire development. People can already join us on Facebook or Discord and tell us about what they think of the game and make as many suggestions as they'd like.

Community members will vote regularly for future game features.”
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Hailing All Frequencies


Beware space travellers! Surviving aboard the Tin Can is no trivial matter. Without a good look at the systems surrounding you, your onboard manual and patience, the only thing awaiting you is a cold (or hot) cosmic death.
Consider yourselves warned. Good luck!

About This Game

"In space, tech support can't hear you scream!"

Get your hands dirty!

"What a mess! The oxygen generator refuses to start up...I hope it's just the fuse cutting down the power and not some kind of issue with the atomic pile!"

  • All the systems inside your escape pod are made up of many different components, from fuses to air filters. They are all interconnected and have their own critical function.

Listen to your body!

"My vision has been blurry for a while now and it's getting worse! I really need to find that leak before I pass out!"

  • When all your systems are failing, in the dark, only the sound of your heartbeat and your shallow breathing will alert you of your imminent death. O², CO², atmospheric pressure, and temperature are realistically simulated for maximum immersion.

Your life hangs by a thread...don't lose focus!

"These incomprehensible error codes again!? Where is the damn manual? This pod’s a mess! Ah! Here it is!"

  • The manual inside your pod is filled with detailed information that could very well save your life.

Plan ahead!

"What a view! Is it me or it is getting hot in here, though?"

  • From asteroid fields to nebulae, these cosmic monsters will wreak havoc on your systems and won’t give you a lot of time to breathe...

Good luck!

Strong Points

  • Manage pod systems down to every single component.
  • Numerous systems which all have their own unique function and serve to ensure your survival. Every system is interconnected, from the oxygen generator to the emergency lights.
  • Over a dozen different components, all having their own specific function and causing different problems when damaged. Ex : Defective buttons won’t trigger properly when pressed, while faulty electrical connectors won’t deliver enough power.
  • Organic failures thanks to the simulated nature of resources and components inside the game. You will have to figure out what is wrong and retrace failures back to the source.
  • Dismantle, swap and fix anything inside the pod.
  • Realistic management of vital resources, such as oxygen, carbon dioxide, temperature and radiation. There are no arbitrary numbers here. The levels of these resources required for survival are based on real life!
  • An onboard manual providing detailed information about your escape pod.
  • Real medical symptoms instead of health bars. For example, hypoxia (lack of oxygen) will make you breathe faster and stronger, will make your vision blurry and will slow down your movements until you fall unconscious.
  • Cosmic events will strike your pod and will have different types of impact on its systems. From flying near the surface of a star that will cause overheating to asteroid fields that will pierce your hull, you need to anticipate and deal with the situations as they come to avoid certain death.

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: Core I5
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GTX 960 or equivalent
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Temporary minimum configuration

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