The demo consists of 2 star systems, a few scripted missions and generic missions. Trading is possible as well as upgrading the ship within limits.
Hi folks, I just received this alien transmission with my satellite TV dish:
the Xorix Overmind, Alturb III, extends a welcoming hand to the inhabitants of earth in form of an invasion fleet… just kidding. We have no intention of using vast economic resources to build an invasion fleet that, by the time it reaches earth, will be completely outdated. Instead our great Xorix Overmind sends you peaceful greetings and the Alpha demo of the space adventure “Star Chasm”.
In game you will be a free trader flying through a 2,5d environment trying to make a buck by free trading, flying generic mission and succeeding in several scripted story missions. The game features a storyline in which course you earthlings will come to admire the sheer awesomeness of our Overmind Alturb III and his peaceful ambitions.
Your in-game space ship can be equipped with various weapons as well as you can equip your in-game avatar with various space ships. With your ship you will encounter friendly characters as well as unfriendly ones (which you will probably have to shoot – but remember its all in the name of interstellar peace!). There will be dozens of star systems to explore which will feature space stations, asteroid fields and the already mentioned friendly and unfriendly characters.
Our Overmind, in his tremendous wisdom, has decided to give you earthlings the power of control through the mouse and the keyboard.
If you, after playing the game, feel the urgent need to obey orders from our insanely incredible Overmind Alturb III, please be assured that this is a perfectly normal side effect and nothing to worry about.
This is a second alpha work in progress release of the demo, so be patient with us. Despite of this I encourage all, that are interested to share their thoughts and opinions regarding this game demo.
Thank you and have a nice day.
Some requirements for those who need this information:
- Win XP/Vista/Win 7
- 2 GHz CPU
- 50 MB of hard drive space
- 64 MB RAM
- 64 MB Direct X7 compatible graphics adapter