Today, The Long Journey Home from German publisher Daedalic Entertainment and its in-house developer Daedalic Studio West launched onto PC accompanied by an official launch trailer.
For those that don’t know: The Long Journey Home is a space exploration RPG that picks up after a short test run — a quick flight to Alpha Centauri (mankind’s first experimental jump drive) — goes wrong, leaving a misfit crew trapped on the wrong side of the universe: alone, injured, and falling apart. The only way back home — is through the universe.
In the game you will be exploring an endlessly shifting, procedurally generated universe, form alliances with strange aliens, from the noble Wolphax Knights to cruel-minded Ilitza slaver empire. Further, you will harness your crews skills in everything from research to archeology to diplomacy. And along the way you will have to learn the laws of an often hostile universe, and make tough decisions that may change it forever. All with one goal in mind: get back to Earth.
According to Daedalic, The Long Journey Home combines the endless freedom of space with a new open questing system that always leaves you in command. For example, do you deliever the stranded Glukkt to his homeworld as he asks, or to your new slaver friends. The choice is always yours.
Here’s a rundown of the game’s key features for those that want to know more:
Explore a living, procedurally generated universe inspired by both classic and modern Science Fiction. Meet different aliens. Find different stories. Take different risks. Learn the secrets of the universe and with them, new possibilities.
Raid alien tombs full of traps and treasure. Compete in the galaxy’s greatest combat tournament. Find and research strange artifacts, and use your crew’s skills to find out whether that old skull is just a piece of bone, or the Holy Grail of an aggressive new species.
A crew worth leading
Choose four out of ten experts, all with personality as well as specialties. Far from just stats, you’ll come to know them as they share their feelings, their fears, their excitement and their concerns on the trip and your decisions. Learn how best to use their skills to help the others… and who might be willing to sacrifice themselves to get the others back Home.
The Long Journey Home costs $39.99 USD; however, if purchased before June 6th you can grab it for $35.99 USD thanks to a special 10% launch window discount.
Below, you can check out the new trailer: