You there! Do you want to live in the far-flung future, on a space station, orbiting a beautiful world? Of course you do! Who wouldn’t dream of that? Now grab this mop and get cleaning the transporter; there’s been a nasty accident.
Redshirt, The Tiniest Shark’s social manipulation simulator which casts you as a peon on a space station, is now out and can be purchased on Steam, GOG, or through the official website for prices that are roughly around £15. Oh, and if you buy it directly from the devs, you get a Steam key anyway. Hurray!
As for your goal – well, something terrible is going to happen on the space station in 160 days, and you’re going to have to find a way off. You can work your way up to the higher ranks so that you can escape, or you can amass enough cash to buy a ticket off through the black market. You can either work hard and earn your promotions, or use Spacebook to organise events, make friends with your bosses, and have them promote you through favouritism. Who cares who gets hurt, right? As long as it’s not you.
I had a bit of a play with early beta code a few months back, and you can have a read of my impressions over here. I’ve no idea as yet how improved the full release version is, I’m afraid.
Tim has been playing PC games for longer than he’s willing to admit. He’s written for a number of publications, but has been with PC Invasion – in all its various incarnations – for over a decade. When not writing things about games, Tim can occasionally be found speedrunning some really terrible ones, getting very angry at people in Dota 2, or playing basically anything that’s not a hardcore simulation or sports game. He’s also weirdly proud of his status as (probably) the Isle of Man’s only professional games journalist.