Experience the life of a simple guy with simple needs who tries to survive in the depths of the deep space. Explore, build, kick corpses, and poke everything with a chicken.
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Release Date:
Sep 13, 2018

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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?

“Early Access is a unique opportunity to attract a strong community of players, whose ideas and suggestions will guide the project in the right direction despite our frantic attempts to guide it somewhere else.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“The game will be released as soon as we complete the main story and polish the project until its shines blindingly, sparing players from bugs they fancy so much. It’s hard to accurately predict the date, but it can be assumed that this will happen within 16 months.”

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

“The full version of Breathedge will support several languages and please the players with a comprehensive storyline, all the necessary game mechanics, lots of objects for building and crafting, as well as many other little details. The full version should become a full-fledged game and a perfect choice to play with your mother watching if you’d like to survive a week or two under house arrest.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“At the moment, the first story chapter is implemented to the game. This is already a full-fledged part of the game, almost in the final quality, with all the necessary mechanics to play the game, full localizations into English and Russian languages, cutscenes, settings, optimization and even opening credits.
In the first chapter of the game, there is no personal transport and construction available, because the main character is just at the very beginning of his journey and still does not know much. These opportunities, as well as many other new mechanics, will become available with the next chapters. New chapters will come out as large updates right up to the release. Do not worry, we are not planning any DLCs or paid episodes!”

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

“After release, the price will certainly go up, as we’ll become greedy and arrogant. There’s a chance that we won’t become greedy and arrogant, though the price will still get higher. However, with the release of new chapters in Early Access, the price of the game will gradually increase.”

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

“The community is a cornerstone for developing and improving the game, so we’ll constantly keep in contact with our players on the Steam Forums, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and VK.
We’d like to hear any feedback, opinions, and ideas on the project, so feel free to express yourself by any means available, including pigeon post and telepathy. The bigger our project becomes, the more often we’ll share our progress and ideas with the community as well as conduct different polls and surveys.
At the current stage, each opinion is crucial in affecting the overall game development and we encourage everyone to communicate with us!

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September 20

Update ver.

We’ve released the first Breathedge update ver.
This is a significant event, comparable to the launch of a spacecraft, but without a spacecraft and not that significant at all.

In today's update, various minor bugs have been fixed, and support for the main gamepad types has been added: Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS4, Steam Controller.

We’d also like to inform you that Steam has approved us to add the Steam cards to the game, and they will appear real soon.

Below is a more complete list of fixes in which we probably forgot something:
  • Added gamepad support;
  • Fixed a bug with the inability to rotate an object in the tutorial window;
  • Fixed a bug where the chicken remains in the hands after neutralizing electricity;
  • Fixed a bug when the sound of gasping doesn’t stop, even if oxygen is already replenished;
  • You won’t be able to insert other items into the video tape recorder from now on (why did you do this in the first place?);
  • The glass knocked out from the boxes can no longer be collected without a Grabber;
  • Added an additional check for resources when you try to craft;
  • Fixed title texts of some objects;
  • Fixed a change of burdock scale during the game;
  • Fixed collision of objects;
  • Fixed a bug when corpses stick to the mouse when dragging them;
  • The possibility of debugging with F1-F5 keys is turned off;
  • Fixed English localization;
  • Fixed bugs with infinite oxygen;
  • Fixed a bug with missing items in the suitcase;
  • Fixed a bug with the inability to click the New Game button;
  • Fixed a bug with corpses’ gravity in the shuttle;
  • Fixed a bug with the game crashing when changing settings;
  • Fixed a bug with defining all screen resolutions
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September 17

Upcoming plans

The game launch has finally happened. We’ve received a huge number of reviews, suggestions and even a juicy slap of criticism in the face, which is also very good. Thank you all, the space will not forget you!

After the Early Access release of the game, we were asked a lot of questions about the length of the game. Aside from that, there were many positive (and some negative) reviews like these ones: "Everything is fine, but it's a pity that the game is too short." Is that all there is to it? What happened to the Man and to Grandpa? And where is the crowbar?

The answers are: nope, there’s much more! The Man is safe and sound, if you did not kill him, of course. Grandpa is hanging out somewhere, and the crowbar will appear in the second chapter.

That’s right, in the second chapter! The game is in Early Access and has only one story chapter for the moment, designed for 3-6 hours of gameplay, but this is not the end. We plan to make 5 story chapters that will reveal all the twists and turns of the plot, will acquaint the player with all the participants of this totally truthful story and at the same time will be one whole game.

The chapters will appear in the form of major client updates and will require from the player nothing more than additional hard disk space. No additional payments, episodic system, paid DLCs and Christmas hats for 20 bucks each. Also, the story will continue and should not break your current saves (although anything can happen).

Tentatively, the release of the second chapter is scheduled for the end of this year. With it, you can expect a serious expansion of the world, the first personal transportation vehicle, burning swollen dead bodies in the region of the hip bone, enemies, a lot of mayonnaise, more new tools, junk, and adventures.

The first update is planned to be launched in a week. It will fix most of the current flaws, as well as add support for all major types of gamepads. This update is already added to the test branch of the game and anyone who’s interested can try out new bugs if they find them, of course. (To access the test version: click RMB on the game on Steam -> Properties -> Betas -> test -, and wait for the update.)

We’d like to remind you that for a quicker feedback and communication with the developers, or assistance on any emerging issues, you can join our Discord channel: https://discord.gg/eyURQXG
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“Breathedge is a space survival sim about abusing the immortality of a chicken.”
n/a – Rock Paper Shotgun

“Breathedge is a challenge.”
8.5 – 3rd strike

“Chicken says hi!”
8.5 – Addected to Gaming

About This Game

Breathedge is an ironic outer space survival adventure game. Take on the role of a simple guy who just carries his grandpa's ashes to a galactic funeral and finds himself in the middle of a universal conspiracy.

Welcome to Space

A massive space hearse suffers a wreck in the deep space, leaving the area filled with debris, coffins, dead passengers and yourself. Survive in this interstellar dump, uncover a global conspiracy, save the princess and don’t break your fingers while tapping the keyboard as you travel around the world (keeping your display on for full immersion is advised).

More Flotsam and Jetsam!

It took a long time for our ancestors to develop because they had no duct tape. You have it and you know how to use it. With this magical artifact, you can create a vast variety of useless objects and throw them out the airlock! There are also many useful items to be created, but be careful as this may result in completing the game.

Fix and Decorate

When all the people around you just hover around in the vacuum doing nothing but playing dead, various tools and gears will help you become the worst noisy neighbor ever. Create a unique space station, provide it with oxygen and electricity, install all kinds of equipment from solar panels to hamster farm, and turn it into a real bachelor pad by stuffing it with furniture mixed with all kind of junk.

Honk! Honk!

Yes, you heard that right, it’s your own private car horn! Besides that, you can assemble a small rocket, ride the dead or build a large space shuttle. Transportation helps you move faster, evade obstacles and see the death screen after a head-on collision.

Prologue, Epilogue, and Other Nonsense

Surviving in space is fun, and surviving with a story is even more fun because you can just skip it all to annoy the scriptwriters! Breathedge offers you an intriguing plot with lots of dark jokes, cynical dialogues, an immortal chicken, a mad enemy, as well as badly animated cutscenes and other features of an excellent game.

System Requirements

    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: 7, 8, 10 (x64)
    • Processor: Intel core i3
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce GTX 660
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Storage: 5 GB available space
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: 7, 8, 10 (x64)
    • Processor: Intel core i5
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce GTX 1060
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 5 GB available space

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