Shortest Trip to Earth is a roguelike spaceship simulator focused on exploration, ship management and tactical battles. Embark on a perilous journey across the universe, while an intergalactic war is raging.
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Why Early Access?

“We've been working on Shortest Trip for 4+ years, and the game is coming together well, but we want to take it further. To provide you with a truly meaningful experience, we want to take a few extra months to polish and expand everything - and having meaningful dialogue with Early Access-adopters is an awesome support mechanism, helping to improve the game during the final stages of development. We’re very excited to hear what you have to say!”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“Shortest Trip will remain in Early Access until at least January, 2019.”

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

“We plan to have 10 levels with side-quests, more spaceships, more crew types, drones, weapons, species and of course more random encounters with unique lifeforms. You can expect the game to be a bit more difficult during Early Access, as we continue to tweak and balance the difficulty.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The game contains the majority of core features such as planetary exploration, ship management, ship-to-ship combat and on-board combat. The Early Access version allows you to play the first 5 levels of the game, experiencing the major features. We are still creating additional content for more levels, ships, weapons, crew, etc. Balancing won't be done until the final release.”

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

“The price will increase during and at the end of the Early Access period. We’ll notify the community before any such changes take place.”

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

“We’ll talk with you - the community - about our design process and keep you informed of our decisions and improvements with regular updates. At certain moments, we might also pose some questions regarding specific design topics.”
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September 19

SHORTEST TRIP TO EARTH TO LAUNCH IN STEAM EARLY ACCESS ON OCTOBER 9



We’re pleased to inform you that Estonian developer Interactive Fate’s award-winning roguelike spaceship simulator Shortest Trip to Earth will release on October 9 through Steam’s Early Access program.

In Shortest Trip to Earth you will embark on a perilous journey through a procedurally generated universe and explore massive space sectors crawling with exotic lifeforms. At launch, you will be able to travel through an initial five sectors, to be expanded upon during Early Access.

Shortest Trip to Earth was previewed at Gamescom 2018 to critical acclaim, earning spots in PCGamer’s The 8 best games of Gamescom 2018 and Wccftech’s Best of Gamescom Awards – 2018 Edition.

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July 31

Roguelike Spaceship Simulator ‘Shortest Trip To Earth’ To Launch Later This Year


We’re delighted to announce that Iceberg Interactive has signed Interactive Fate’s Shortest Trip to Earth!

From the writer of ‘Teleglitch: Die More Edition’, Shortest Trip to Earth is a roguelike spaceship simulator featuring exploration, ship management, game-influencing decision-making and real-time tactical battles. Shortest Trip to Earth enters Steam Early Access later in 2018.

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Embark on a perilous journey across a procedurally-generated universe, while an intergalactic war is raging. Venture through massive space sectors crawling with exotic lifeforms. Engage in action-packed tactical combat against hostile ships, boarding parties and inter-dimensional space monsters.

Master the art of survival by customising your ship with modular components and perks. Choose from a range of spaceships and manage life within your vessel - from crew, pets and drones to ship modules and weapons. Shape your journey through hundreds of multiple-choice events, featuring unique hand-drawn illustrations.

Shortest Trip to Earth features unforgiving permadeath, but you can unlock perks to increase the odds of survival on your next run.

Key Features
  • Master the art of survival in unexplored space!
  • Traverse a procedurally generated universe full of intrigue
  • Ship customisation & crew management
  • Epic real-time tactical space battles
  • Onboard combat, featuring hostile intruders, drones and battle-hardened pets
  • Hundreds of random events with unique outcomes
  • Uncover fascinating and exotic stories from across the universe

https://store.steampowered.com/app/812040/Shortest_Trip_to_Earth/

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Reviews

“A complex, exciting spin on FTL that's taken five years to make.”
PC Gamer

“A rich tapestry of exploration and survival – of the player creating their own story of desperation. It’s the kind of roguelike I can get behind.”
Rock Paper Shotgun

About This Game

From the writer of “Teleglitch: Die More Edition” comes Shortest Trip to Earth, a roguelike spaceship simulator featuring exploration, ship management, game-influencing decision-making and real-time tactical battles.


Onboard combat against hostile intruders is a messy business

Explore a detailed and deadly universe


Embark on a perilous journey through a procedurally generated universe and explore massive space sectors crawling with exotic lifeforms. Engage in action-packed tactical combat against hostile ships, boarding parties and inter-dimensional space monsters.


Each ship comes with its own strengths and weaknesses

Master the art of survival by customising your ship with modular components and perks. Choose from a range of spaceships and manage life within your vessel - from crew, pets and drones to ship modules and weapons. Shape your journey through hundreds of multiple-choice events, featuring unique hand-drawn illustrations.

A selection of crew types

Shortest Trip to Earth features unforgiving permadeath, but you can unlock perks to increase the odds of survival on your next run.

Key Features


  • Master the art of survival in unexplored space!
  • Traverse a procedurally generated universe full of intrigue
  • Ship customisation & crew management
  • Epic real-time tactical space battles
  • Onboard combat, featuring hostile intruders, drones and battle-hardened pets
  • Hundreds of random events with unique outcomes
  • Uncover fascinating and exotic stories from across the universe

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Microsoft Windows 7 SP1, 8, 10
    • Processor: 2.7 GHz Intel Core i5 or equivalent
    • Memory: 6 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HDgraphics 4000 (1280x720)
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Storage: 600 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Microsoft Windows 10
    • Processor: 3.6 GHz Intel Core i5 or equivalent
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 660ti (1920x1080)
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Storage: 600 MB available space

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