A roguelite with tactical battles set in space, Crying Suns has a new demo. The game will be published by Humble Bundle later this year on PC and Mac.

Crying Suns is a tactical roguelite scheduled to release sometime in 2019, and it’s got two new announcements to boast of. Developer Alt Shift has released a new demo for the game, which you can download from the game’s Steam page. Secondly, Alt Shift will be partnering with Humble Bundle to publish the game on PC and Mac. According to the game’s Kickstarter, the game is also expected to release on iOS later.

In the announcement post, the developer has assured that all stretch goals and features from the Kickstarter will be honoured, despite the publisher signing.

Alt Shift will also be hosting a livestream of the game on 4th February, at 12:00 pm Pacific Time. You’ll be able to watch the stream over at Humble Bundle’s Twitch and YouTube channels, as well as on Steam.

Here’s what you can expect from the game:

  • Space exploration in a procedurally-generated universe
  • Tactical fights between battleships and their squadron fleets
  • More than 300 possible story events
  • A deep and dramatic storyline structured in 6 chapters
  • A dark and disturbing atmosphere inspired by our favorite S-F universes (Foundation, Dune, Battlestar Galactica)

The story is quite important to this one, so here’s a look at the plot:

After 700 years of peace and prosperity, the Galactic Empire has suddenly been shattered into pieces. The OMNIs, god-like machines which did everything for their human masters, have mysteriously shut down. And humankind, having long since lost the ability to survive on its own, is dangerously close to extinction. But somewhere in a far corner of the Galaxy is Gehenna, a planet of ice and rock and a top-secret facility that is the pinnacle of Imperial Tech and also humanity’s last chance.

You are a clone of Admiral Ellys Idaho, a weapon fashioned from flesh, the best Imperial Admiral ever to battle in the stars and you have just been awoken on this planet by its strange and darkly-humorous Guardian, Kaliban, the last functional OMNI to exist.

Your mission: skillfully command a battleship through the Empire’s now chaotic, violent clusters ––where one wrong move could be your last–– as you try to reactivate the OMNIs and save the future of all humankind. But you must leave Gehenna now…. for time has almost run out.

For more information on Crying Suns, check out its official website here. You’ll also find the game’s Kickstarter here.

Speaking of space and suns, Sunless Skies is out now. If your interest is purely tactical, then maybe have a look at Wargroove.

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