Explore an abandoned space station in this retro-themed explorative action platformer.
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Release Date:
Apr 22, 2015

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February 9

Malwarebytes issue resolved

Just wanted to post a quick announcement that the false positive report from Malwarebytes Anti-Malware will be fixed in the next update of MBAM. Thank you for the information! I've heard that AVG Free might have a similar issue, so if anyone runs into an antivirus program not liking ESA, please contact me!
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February 8

About updates and Malwarebytes Anti-Malware

Hello everyone!

There haven't been updates to Environmental Station Alpha for some time now, and I wanted to explain why & what I can do about that in the future.

Over a year ago I noticed that a graphical effect in the game had broken down while applying some simple bugfixes. Basically all underwater/hot areas (i.e. areas with a wavy effect) appeared completely black on my computer. Since the effect was done via a plug-in, my options seemed to be either to remove the effect entirely or re-do it from scratch. I opted for the latter but due to working on ESA 2 (and later Baba Is You) the re-do ended up being a much more demotivating task than what I expected.

Long story short, the game is still unupdated because of this, but I plan to finally fix the problem and get the game to a patchable state again. I wanted to say this to explain why some bugs are still unfixed (even though I claimed to fix them).

The other thing relates to some recent posts about Malwarebytes Anti-Malware reporting ESA's files as Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUPs). I noticed that the party developing MAM had reported going to be stricter with PUP detection in the future, so this issue is probably a side-effect of that. In the past the AVG anti-virus program also briefly considered games made with the same tool as ESA to be harmful.

I'll contact Malwarebytes about this and hopefully the issue will be resolved soon.

Sorry on both of these accounts and thank you very much for your patience! I hope ESA 2 will be able to deliver more of what you enjoyed in ESA (in case you did in fact enjoy ESA!)
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About This Game

Environmental Station Alpha is an action adventure platformer with a retro aesthetic and heavy emphasis on exploration. In the game the player controls a robot sent to investigate a mysterious, abandoned space station with the mission to find out what exactly took place there. Overrun by wildlife the station is immensely dangerous to explore, and on top of that earthquakes have made navigating the various areas very challenging. Over the course of the game the player must uncover secrets, fight loads of bosses and amass powerups in order to really figure out the fate of the space station. The game also features a wonderful ambient soundtrack to immerse the player into the gameplay.

The game's musics were made by Roope 'Noby' Mäkinen ( http://noby.untergrund.net/ )
The SFX were made by Joonas 'Kissa3' Turner ( http://twitter.com/kissakolme ) and Niilo Takalainen

NOTE: The Mac version doesn't have gamepad or Steam Cloud support.

System Requirements

Mac OS X
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3 CPU
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 310M
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 30 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Realtek High Definition Audio
    • Additional Notes: May vary from computer to computer
    • OS: OSX Yosemite
    • Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5 CPU
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GT 600
    • Storage: 150 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Intel High Definition Audio
    • Additional Notes: No gamepad support for the Mac version
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