Aug 29, 2019

Crying Suns, a tactical roguelike set in space in the vein of FTL, releases on September 19th

From Press Release:

Publisher Humble Bundle and developer Alt Shift are excited to announce the September 19th, 2019 release date of Crying Suns. Crying Suns is a tactical rogue-lite that puts you in the role of a space fleet commander as you explore a mysteriously fallen empire. Inspired by classics such as Dune and Foundation, Crying Suns brings a story-rich twist to the rogue-lite genre.

Major Features:

  • Tactical, real-time battles between fleets. Pause time to plan out your attacks strategically.
  • More than 300 possible story events to keep each run unique.
  • A deep and dramatic storyline structured into 6 chapters.
  • A beautiful mix of pixel art and 3D graphics.

The Story:

After 700 years of peace and prosperity, the Galactic Empire has suddenly 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, the best Imperial Admiral to ever battle in the stars. You have been awoken by a 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.