Roguelike shooter fans rejoice! ROCKFISH Games is bringing the original EVERSPACE to Stadia.
ROCKFISH Games has announced their roguelike runaway hit space shooter, EVERSPACE, will be making its debut on Stadia. Totalling two million lifetime units sold, this surprise hit on PC, Xbox, and PlayStation is set to release on Stadia December 1st.
Beginning at launch, EVERSPACE™ will be free to claim for Stadia Pro subscribers and listed at $29.99/€29.99 on the Stadia store. The EVERSPACE™ Encounters expansion pack is set to be released at the same time as the base game and will be available for $9.99/€9.99. In early 2021, the ROCKFISH Games team will add native 4K support and further improvements free of charge via patch.
“Bringing the original EVERSPACE to Stadia was more than a commercial business decision for us,” said Michael Schade, ROCKFISH Games CEO and Co-founder. “Thanks to Stadia, we can finally offer tens of million space pilots around the globe the chance to enjoy EVERSPACE at a high quality gameplay experience even without owning a capable PC or console.”
EVERSPACE™ is a modern interpretation of popular roguelike game mechanics combined with fast-paced 3D space battles that can be played in either 3rd person or cockpit perspective. Featuring an unusually deep story for the genre, EVERSPACE™ follows the story of a cloned fighter pilot seeking answers to his fragmented memories while exploring a debris-filled demilitarized zone populated by outlaws, alien patrols, and other deadly enemies.
Debut title of the independent developer studio ROCKFISH Games, EVERSPACE™ is, at the time of publication, is the most successful German video game to have been Kickstarted. Among other laurels, the first work of the Hamburg studio was awarded the “Early Access Platinum Graduate of 2017” award from Steam and nominated in the categories “Best Graphics”, “Best Game Design” and “Best PC / Console Game” at the German Developer Award 2017.
The roguelike space shooter takes daring space pilots on a challenging journey through six sectors, each featuring dozens of procedurally-generated levels full of dangers and treasures. In each run, they will face entirely new situations, continuously testing their skills, experience, and talent for improvisation. Great piloting skills will be needed to stand a chance against various enemies, along with a keen eye for loot and mineable resources, which are used to repair damaged ship components or to craft new equipment and modifications, giving players an advantage in combat and a better chance of making it out of a sticky situation alive.
About EVERSPACE™ Encounters
EVERSPACE™ - Encounters adds about 10 hours of new gameplay, featuring five new questlines that blend seamlessly into the base game, all-new factory space stations which add further gameplay mechanics by offering special on-the-fly services, like refining and converting resources, upgrading ship capabilities or minor repair jobs, and a new player ship coming with sophisticated electronic warfare as well as a plethora of new weapons, devices and consumables to fool, distract, and defeat enemies in new ways. Furthermore, daring space pilots can pay the Okkar Homeworld a visit, too.
About ROCKFISH Games GmbH
ROCKFISH Games is a 100% independent game studio specializing in high-quality Unreal Engine 4 action video games for PC and consoles. Industry veterans Michael Schade and Christian Lohr founded ROCKFISH Games to create a new breed of adrenalin-filled adventures for space shooter fans through their acclaimed EVERSPACE™ IP. After spending over 20 years as joint entrepreneurs in the 3D graphics and mobile gaming space, Schade and Lohr built ROCKFISH Games from the ground up alongside a small team of veteran developers to the current studio of 25 cherry-picked developers and community experts from across the industry.
Using Kickstarter as a platform to build a new community in 2015, ROCKFISH Games reached a runaway success with EVERSPACE™, which has sold over two million copies on PC, Xbox, and PlayStation since release. Building on these successes and propelled by yet another wildly successful Kickstarter campaign in 2019, ROCKFISH Games is dedicated to crafting a next-gen open-world space shooter experience driven by quality storytelling to delight space action affectionados in their upcoming title, EVERSPACE™ 2.